Summer Home Maintenance Checklist
Whether you are new to home ownership or you have been doing it for years this list of summer maintenance tasks will be helpful to having a safe and fun summer.
Air Conditioners – We don’t need them very much here in the Pacific Northwest so it can be easy to neglect your air conditioner. If you haven’t given your air conditioner a check-up this year, now is the time.
Ceiling Fans – Clean all your ceiling fans and other fans to get the dust off. A damp rag can be great for this task.
Grill – The weather will be nice and you will want to grill. Get your grill clean now so it is ready to go when you want to use it.
Porch – Sweep and clean off the porch. It will be easier to enjoy and maintain without all the winter grime under your feet.
Check the Deck – Inspect your deck for any signs of rotting. If you see any nails that have worked their way up, hammer them back down. If your deck needs sealing, now is the time.
Mulch – Apply a layer of mulch to your garden spaces. It will keep the weeds down and the moisture in.
Sprinklers – Get your sprinklers running, check for any damage from the winter and replace any broken heads. Plan your watering times – if you can water your garden deeply a couple times a week it will promote better root growth over daily light watering.