From pulling weeds to cleaning floors, it seems like house work never ends, but it’s a lot easier to tackle before the change of seasons. The warmth of summer is a good time to do maintenance that will prevent damage, prepare your home for winter, and add long-lasting value.

Here are some important mid-summer home maintenance tips:

  • Do an energy audit and start fixing insulation and cracks
  • Insulate hot water pipes
  • Clean patio furniture
  • Scrub your concrete
  • Inspect and reseal decks
  • Patch concrete and asphalt cracks
  • Prune or remove problem trees and shrubs
  • Clean exhaust fans
  • Fix the fence
  • Make your landscaping “critter proof” (deer, rabbits and other animals can cause thousands of dollars of damage to your plants and trees)

Doing regular maintenance can not only protect your home, but it can enhance the value of your largest investment. Most realtors and home repair experts say simple projects can add thousands of dollars to your home’s worth. Here are some tips that give the best payback

  • Clean and reduce the clutter around your home
  • Spruce up your yard
  • Repaint the interior and exterior
  • Upgrade your lighting and light switches
  • Add wood trim

Don’t forget another vital piece to preserving your home and all the things that come with it; insurance. Now is the time to get a home insurance update and policy review to make sure your precious items are fully covered at the best value. Have you made improvements that could land you big discounts? Call a California Casualty advisor today for a no hassle policy review at 1.800.800.9410, or visit


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