Interior and Exterior Summer Home Maintenance in Vancouver WA and Clark County

Exterior And Interior Home Maintenance For Summer

Summer is almost here! With the warmer weather approaching, it’s time to address some post-winter home maintenance. The cold and wet winter months can speed up existing damage, or create new avenues for damage that need to been taken care of before the wet season is back. At All in the Details, we are home maintenance experts, and have seen it all. We decided it would be helpful to homeowners in the Clark County area to have to reference when they may feel overwhelmed with deciding where to start. There may even be some tasks you might have never though of, things only a handyman would be tasked with.

Interior Home Maintenance For Summer

  • Do a test of your smoke detectors and your carbon monoxide detectors.
  • Get your cooling system ready.
  • Dust the ceiling fan blades and check that the fan is balanced and working properly.
  • Get your chimney cleaned.
  • Clean or replace your showerheads.
  • Clean bathroom drains.
  • Reverse the direction of your ceiling fans.
  • Clean the baseboards of your home.
  • Check your attic and basement.
  • In your attic, look for signs of dampness, mildew, leaks, holes in the roof, and pests.
  • In the basement, check for leaks, pests, mold, and mildew.
  • Clean the vents of your bathroom fans.
  • Clean the dryer vent and exhaust duct.
  • Change the filter in the air conditioner.

Exterior Home Maintenance For Summer

  • Clean your grill to prep for summer barbequing.
  • Wash down your porch
  • Give your deck a once-over. This is a summer home maintenance must. Check your deck to see if there are any boards that look like they’re rotting. Have them replaced. Hammer any nails that are loose. You can also check if your deck needs to be resealed by pouring a little water on it. If the water beads into little puddles, you’re good. If it sinks into the wood, you should get your deck resealed against water.
  • Wash the windows.
  • Wash or change your window screens.
  • Add a layer of mulch.
  • Check for outdoor leaks.
  • Check your outdoor play equipment.
  • Protect your home against unwanted guests.
  • Clean out the gutters and downspouts
  • Inspect the caulking around the windows and doors of your home.
  • Consider having your driveway and walkway pressure washed.
  • Repair cracks or holes in your driveway and front steps.
  • Trim bushes and plants. Pay special attention to the area around the AC unit.
  • Touch up the paint on the outside of your home.
  • Check over your fence. Have it repainted, resealed, or repaired as needed.
  • Look at the outside of your house. Check for rotted, dirty, or loose siding.
  • Consider getting your roof inspected.

What are some warm weather home maintenance tasks?

We hope these lists answer that very question! Repairing damage and performing general maintenance can save you thousands of dollars. Home repairs are much cheaper than having to rebuild a fence, deck, or worse. If you need assistance, don’t forget to call All in the Details Handyman Serivce- we’ll take pride in your home for you!

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