Woman cleaning windows. Zenith Properties NW in Clark County WA offers some helpful summer home maintenance tips.

With our mild summer weather, now is a great time to tackle some home maintenance tips. Here are a few tasks you can complete. We at Zenith Properties NW would like to share with you!

Service Your Air Conditioner

Although we have mild summers in the Clark County area, we still get our fair share of hot days. If you haven’t used your air conditioner in awhile, now is a great time to have it serviced so that it’s ready to go when you need it.

Clean Your Gutters

It may come as no surprise that it rains often here so make sure your gutters are clean and free of debris to ensure they control rainwater properly. Neglecting your rain gutters can lead to soil erosion, roof damage, and pests.

Have Your Roof Inspected

With fluctuations in temperature and hours upon hours upon sunlight, the summer months can be hard on your roof. Have your roof inspected by a professional. They’ll be able to identify leaks, vulnerabilities, and ensure it’s properly ventilated. They can also tell you its lifespan.

Inspect Your Siding

While you’re having your roof inspected, have your siding looked at too. Many roofing contractors specialize in roofing, siding, and gutters since they all go hand-in-hand. This can identify any problem areas and keep your home looking its best.

Test Your Smoke Alarms

Go around your home and test all of your smoke detectors and carbon monoxide detectors. Replace the batteries as needed so you know you and your family are protected.

Wash Your Windows

Give your windows a good wash, inside and out to remove dust and hard water stains. You’ll be amazed at how much more natural light a clean window can let in.

Clean Your Faucet Traps

Unscrew the end of your faucets, remove the screens, and clean them to remove trapped debris. Once clean, you can replace them. This will help ensure you’re getting adequate water pressure.

Clean Your Vents

Have you ever looked up at your bathroom vents? They can become clogged with dust, impacting how they eliminate your bathroom’s moisture–which can lead to mold growth. Use your vacuum to clean your vents to ensure they’re working properly.

Repair Cracked Cement Walkways and Driveways

Concrete is strong but can crack from ground movement and tree roots. Not only is a damaged walkway unsightly, but it can cause serious accidents for which you could be liable for. Make plans to have it repaired to create a safe environment for guests.

Performing these simple tasks every summer, will keep your home in tip-top shape and help prevent minor issues from becoming costly disasters later.

Summer Home Maintenance Tips

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