Is your home ready for summer? Here’s a quick checklist to make sure the house is cool, the deck is in shape and mosquitoes are far away!

How to Keep Your Home Cool for the Summer

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  • Replace loose or rotting boards on the deck.
  • Look for popped nails on the deck and replace them with galvanized deck screws.

How to Keep Mosquitoes from Your Home for Summer

  • Eliminate all standing water (whether it’s in a birdbath, inflatable pool or mud puddle).
  • Generate air movement. A simple $20 box fan below enough air to discourage mosquitoes.
  • Repel them with scents (rosemary, lemon eucalyptus oil).

Want tips to prepare your home for the summer? Watch Danny’s segment on The Weather Channel in the video above and share your comments below!

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Danny Lipford


Danny Lipford is a home improvement expert and television personality who started his remodeling business, Lipford Construction, at the age of 21 in Mobile, Alabama. He gained national recognition as the host of the nationally syndicated television show, Today's Homeowner with Danny Lipford, which started as a small cable show in Mobile. Danny's expertise in home improvement has also led him to be a contributor to popular magazines and websites and the go-to source for advice on everything related to the home. He has made over 200 national television appearances and served as the home improvement expert for CBS's The Early Show and The Weather Channel for over a decade. Danny is also the founder of 3 Echoes Content Studio,, and Checking In With Chelsea, a décor and lifestyle blog.

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