Summer Home Maintenance To-Do List

By: Danny Lipford

Using a pump up sprayer to remove mold and mildew from eaves on house.

Outdoor Summer House Cleaning

  • Mold and Mildew: Summer heat and humidity can cause mold and mildew to grow on the outside of your home. To remove it, scrub with a diluted bleach solution or trisodium phosphate. Be sure to protect plants and shrubs before cleaning, and prune them away from the house to help prevent future mold growth.
  • Air Conditioner Drain Line: To prevent water from backing up in your home, it’s important in the summer to clean the AC drain line regularly with bleach. If the drain does become clogged, use a wet/dry shop vac to remove the clog, then pour a cup of bleach down the access pipe to kill anything else that might be growing in there.
  • Clean Grill: It's cookout time! Get ready for summer barbecues by cleaning and repairing the gas grill. Scrub the grates with liquid grill cleaner, and clean the burners and burner covers with a wire brush. You can also use vinegar and aluminum foil to clean a grill. Use a toothpick to clean the holes on the burners to ensure even cooking.

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  • Anabelle Says:
    June 22nd, 2014 at 7:44 am

    Hey, I Love your show. I want to know how can I take out mold out of my ceiling. It’s getting black and also it’s getting spread . I’m getting desperate, and I don’t want to be sick also my family. I wish can you come and fix a lot of stuff that are getting ugly, we can afford to expend a lot of money on the house.
    Thank you,
    Anabelle


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    Ben Erickson Says:
    July 21st, 2013 at 7:45 am

    Hi Alice,
    Good to hear that you enjoy our show, and that it has been helpful!
    Thanks for the feedback,



  • Alice Horacek Says:
    July 21st, 2013 at 6:39 am

    Just wanted to let you know that this widow really enjoys your show. You have given me help around the the house that I am able to do without hiring someone to do it. I live many miles from a large town where I could get help. I encourage everyone to keep up the good work helping people.
    I live in western Kansas.


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