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June brings the true essence of summer, where the days are long, the nights are warm, and every moment is a sun-kissed memory waiting to be made.

Monthly Resident Checklist

Summer Home Maintenance in San Antonio Texas

Maintaining a summer home in San Antonio, TX, involves several key tasks to ensure your property remains in good condition through the hot and often dry summer months. 

Here are some important summer home maintenance tips tailored to the San Antonio area:

Exterior Maintenance

  1. Roof Inspection:

    • Check for any damaged or missing shingles.

    • Inspect and clean gutters and downspouts to prevent blockages.

  2. Paint and Siding:

    • Inspect for peeling paint or damaged siding.

    • Touch up or repaint areas as needed to protect against the elements.

  3. Windows and Doors:

    • Check seals and caulking around windows and doors to prevent air leaks.

    • Clean windows and check for any cracks or damage.

  4. Lawn and Landscaping:

    • Water your lawn and plants early in the morning or late in the evening to reduce evaporation.

    • Trim trees and bushes away from the house to prevent damage and improve air circulation.

  5. Irrigation System:

    • Inspect the system for leaks or damaged sprinkler heads.

    • Adjust the watering schedule based on the local water restrictions and plant needs.

Interior Maintenance

  1. HVAC System:

    • Have your air conditioning system serviced to ensure it runs efficiently.

    • Replace or clean air filters regularly to maintain good air quality and system efficiency.

  2. Plumbing:

    • Check for leaks around faucets, toilets, and under sinks.

    • Inspect the water heater for any signs of wear or leaks.

  3. Pest Control:

    • Inspect for signs of pests such as ants, termites, or rodents.

    • Seal any cracks or openings to prevent pests from entering.

  4. Ceiling Fans:

    • Clean and dust ceiling fans.

    • Reverse the direction of ceiling fans to create a cooling breeze.

  5. Smoke and Carbon Monoxide Detectors:

    • Test and replace batteries if needed.

    • Ensure all detectors are functioning properly.

Energy Efficiency

  1. Insulation:

    • Check the attic and walls for adequate insulation to keep the home cool.

    • Seal any gaps or cracks to prevent cool air from escaping.

  2. Window Treatments:

    • Use blinds, shades, or reflective window films to reduce heat gain.

    • Consider installing awnings or solar screens on windows that receive direct sunlight.

Water Conservation

  1. Water-Saving Fixtures:

    • Install low-flow showerheads and faucets to reduce water usage.

    • Fix any leaks promptly to prevent water waste.

  2. Rainwater Harvesting:

    • Consider installing rain barrels to collect rainwater for irrigation purposes.

Safety Checks

  1. Pool Maintenance:

    • Clean and balance the chemicals in your pool regularly.

    • Inspect pool equipment for any issues.

  2. Outdoor Furniture:

    • Check for any damage or wear and repair as needed.

    • Clean and store cushions and umbrellas when not in use.

Following these maintenance tips, you can keep your summer home in San Antonio in great shape throughout the season, ensuring a comfortable and enjoyable living environment.

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If you're considering buying or renting in San Antonio, be sure to watch this video to get all the information you need. We'll discuss the pros and cons of each option, and help you decide which is the best for you. Thanks for watching!

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Mango Chamoy Paletas

For a refreshing and local summer snack in San Antonio, TX, consider enjoying some Mango Chamoy Paletas. These Mexican-style popsicles are perfect for the hot Texas weather, combining the sweet, juicy flavor of mango with a tangy, spicy chamoy sauce


  • 4 ripe mangos, peeled and diced

  • 1/4 cup lime juice

  • 2-3 tablespoons honey or agave syrup (adjust to taste)

  • 1/4 cup chamoy sauce

  • Tajín seasoning for sprinkling


  1. Prepare Mango Mixture: In a blender, combine the diced mangos, lime juice, and honey/agave syrup. Blend until smooth.

  2. Layer Chamoy: In your popsicle molds, add a small amount of chamoy sauce to the bottom of each mold.

  3. Fill Molds: Pour the mango mixture into the molds, filling them up about halfway. Add another layer of chamoy, then top off with more mango mixture.

  4. Insert Sticks: Place the sticks into the molds and freeze for at least 4-6 hours, or until completely solid.

  5. Serve: Remove the paletas from the molds by running warm water over the outside for a few seconds. Sprinkle with Tajín seasoning before serving for an extra kick.

Enjoy this sweet, tangy, and spicy treat to cool down during the hot summer days in San Antonio!

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