Summer Maintenance for Your North Woodward Home in Oakland County Michigan

Posted in North Woodward Homes by Michigan Real Estate Expert on August 2nd, 2012

Take advantage of the warm weather to do maintenance on the outside of your North Woodward home in Oakland County, Michigan, and improve your landscaping. Here are 20 tasks you might want to consider adding to your summer to-do list:

  1. Conduct an energy audit: Walk around your North Woodward home with a notepad and make note of any gaps or cracks. It is possible to save 20% by plugging gaps and leaks. Beginning inside the house, remove and check switch-plate covers, check around window air conditioners and your attic door.
  2. Insulate hot water pipes: This will save on heating costs next winter.
  3. Clean patio furniture: Check for items that need repaired or replaced.
  4. Clean concrete of any oil residue
  5. Inspect and patch cracks in concrete
  6. Reseal your asphalt driveway
  7. Prune or remove problem or dead trees
  8. Clean exhaust fans
  9. Mend broken fencing
  10. Check exterior walls for peeling or cracked paint
  11. Inspect bricks and masonry for missing or cracked mortar
  12. Inspect roofing material for cracked or missing shingles
  13. Inspect foundation walls for signs of termites: tunnels or dirt bridges
  14. Check your home fire extinguisher: If it is in the caution or dead area, it needs to be replaced.
  15. Flush out, drain and refill your water heater
  16. Clean out the septic system
  17. Take paint cans, solvents, and other toxic materials to your city’s free disposal day
  18. Divide and cut back spring bulbs
  19. Fertilize rose bushes
  20. Clean the bird’s bath

Thinking of buying or selling your North Woodward home in Oakland County? I can help. Give me a call today at 248-514-2640 or email me at

Lee Morof
Associate Broker/Certified Distressed Property Expert/Attorney  
RE/MAX Showcase Homes, Birmingham, Michigan

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