15 Summer Chicago-Area Home Maintenance Tips


15 Summer Chicago-Area 
Home Maintenance Tips


     Temperatures in the Chicago area are to be in the mid-80's again today.  Warm weather has officially arrived!

     If you're a Chicago-area homeowner like I am, this means you have routine outdoor summer maintenance chores to perform.  Particularly after this year's hard and long winter, there was plenty to be tackled.

     Having a Checklist of items helps me remember what needs to be accomplished around my home and property for the hot summer months ahead.  Below you'll find the handy checklist I use.  Hope it proves useful as you assess and maintenance your home ...


Warm Weather Home 
Maintenance Checklist

    1.  Evaluate and inspect your roof.  Check for missing or loose shingles.  Examine the flashing around the chimney and any skylights.
    2.  Inspect your gutters, downspouts, and exterior drains.  Clean them of any debris.  Make sure gutters and downspouts are securely attached to your home.
    3.  Check your HVAC system.  Have a professional perform a thorough check-up.  An annual check-up should include the changing of any filters and cleaning.
   4.  Repair your driveway and sidewalks.  Freezing cold, salt, and snow can be damaging.  Patch cracks and re-seal, where applicable. 
   5.  Inspect the siding of your home.
   6.  Check and/or replace window and door seals.  Caulk so windows and doors remain airtight and watertight and you keep pests/bugs out.
   7.  Check your window and door locks to make sure they are working properly.
   8.  Check pipes inside and out for leaks caused by winter's freezing.
   9.  Clean and pressure-wash any decks.  Repair any loose handrails, boards.  Re-stain, seal, or paint to protect the wood and improve curb appeal.
 10.  Take a good look at your lawn and landscaping.  Repair, rake, clean, prune, and weed away winter's remains and dead vegetation.
 11.  Trim back tree, bushes, and shrubs.
 12.  Inspect and repair any fencing on your property.
 13.  Open up basement windows and air your basement out.
 14.  Inspect all detectors in your home.  Replace batteries.
 15.   Inspect your attic for leaks or infestation.  

     Note:  I recently found an App that offers seasonal home maintenance tips and suggestions.  It will remind you when to perform valuable routine maintenance around your home.  You can download it to either iPhones or Androids.  

     Click here to get this helpful App:  


     You've now maintenanced, protected, and increased the value of your home.  Relax and enjoy beautiful Chicagoland ... 



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Enjoy the Pools, Splash Parks, & Waterparks Located within Will County, IL


Enjoy the Pools, Splash Parks,  & 
Waterparks Located within Will County, IL


     Kids across Will County are ... or soon will be ... out of school for the summer.  Parents are looking for safe, healthy ways to keep their kids active and entertained.  Swimming, swimming classes, waterparks, and splash parks can be a great answer to this parental dilemma.  

     Will County has many such facilities located within its
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boundaries.  Residents and visitors to the County have many options to consider and enjoy.  

     Some of these water facilities are affiliated with local community park districts.  Others are businesses.  But both offer their patrons  an entire summer of activities and fun.

     Below you will find information regarding water park, pool, and splash park facilities found throughout Will County.  I hope you, your family, and friends have many chances to enjoy these facilities throughout the coming summer and beyond.

     Contact numbers and website links have been included within the info I offer, should you have additional needs or questions:

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Will County Swimming Facilities & Waterparks  






Joliet - Splash Station
815.741.7275
Website  
Opening Day:  May 31, 2014


Romeoville - Heritage Falls Water Park
815.886.6263
Website   
Summer Pool Passes Available!


Lockport/Crest Hill - Chaney Pool
815.726.2299
Pool opens May 31, 2014
Weekend Hours only after August 17, 2014
Discount with Lockport Resident I.D. Card  


Plainfield - Ottawa Street Pool
815.436.3314
2014 Season Runs:  May 24th - August 17th
Special Resident Rate Offered.  Proof of Residency Needed


Crete - Village Woods Retirement Center Pool
708.672.6969
Website  
American Red Cross Swimming Lessons During Summer


Channahon - Tomahawk Aquatic Center
815.467.SWIM  (7946) 
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operating status is being affected by the weather  


Frankfort Square Park District - Splash Park 
 815.469.3524
Park Opens May 24, 2014
Residents receive Discounted Prices


Lincoln-Way High School Communities
Aquatic Centers
Adult Swim & Swimming Lessons Available 
Summer Hours: May 27th - August 29, 2014  


Bolingbrook - Pelican Harbor
630.739.1705 
Resident Discounts Available with I.D. 
I.D.'s available at Annerino Community Center & Bolingbrook Recreation & Aquatic Complex 

     
     Hope this information on Will County Pools, Splash Parks, and Waterparks helps you, your family, and friends find ways to enjoy summer more thoroughly.  Please remember while at the waterparks and pools, to follow all rules and regulations.  Stay safe and enjoy!


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Will County Residents Receive $40 Discount For Pets Spayed or Neutered in June, 2014


Will County Residents Receive $40 Discount
For Pets Spayed or Neutered in June, 2014    


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     Will County residents that have their family pets spayed or neutered during the month of June (2014), can receive a $40 savings discount courtesy of the County of Will.  The discount, good for up to 2 animals per household, is for animals spayed or neutered between the dates of June 1st and June 30th, 2014.

      
     Eligibility for the discount(s) is based upon:
  • Owners must show proof of Will County residency
  • Pets must reside with their Will County owner
  • Pets must be registered with the Will County Animal Control
  • Pets' Rabies Vaccination must be current (Proof Required)
  • Pet Owners must show/produce a Will County Registration Tag for the animal(s) on the day of surgery
  • Spaying/Neutering must take place 6/1 through 6/30

     Pet owners should call their pet's veterinary office to make sure that their vet is participating in this Will County program. 

     Should you have questions regarding the $40 discount being offered for Will County residents' pets during the month of June, 2014 ... please call:  815.724.1521.

     This will be the 7th year that the County of Will has offered this discount program.  Over 10,000 animals have been spayed or neutered via this program since its inception.

     For more information regarding the myths and facts surrounding the spaying and neutering of pets, please visit the Humane Society website:

Myths and Facts About Spaying and Neutering


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Do YOU Practice these Habits of Success?


Do YOU Practice these Habits of Success?
     

     An article I saw this morning really caught my eye.  It was entitled, "Habits of Successful Real Estate Agents" ...

     As I read through this article, I compared the work habits of the successful agents I know and have worked with over the years, to the habits mentioned within the article.  
 
     Check .. check ... check!  Consistently, the habits I saw illustrated by these agents were one and the same with those being reported.

     But the one habit that seemed to stand-out most prominently among the successful agents I know surrounded communication.  Each of these agents practices and exhibits excellent communication skills, including the timely return of calls, emails, texts, etc.  They also were great at keeping everyone within a transaction informed, on-track, and aware.

     Coincidence?  I think not ...

     I don't think that the good work habits listed within the article offered above are meant just for Agents either.  We all  gain from practicing them. 

     They'll help improve our chances for success and strengthen our business relationships.  That's whether we're an Agent, Mortgage Lender, Insurance Agent, Attorney, Home Inspector, Builder, or anyone else contributing to the real estate process.  

     Practicing good work and communication habits makes the whole process flow much more smoothly and quickly.  And ultimately, who doesn't want that?


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