To say that it rains in Seattle, is a bit of understatement. If you didn’t batten down the hatches in the fall, you could be dealing with some serious issues on the exterior of your home. With our busy lives it can easy to put off inspecting your property after a harsh rainy season, but to save you some time, we put together this helpful home maintenance checklist of things you won’t want to neglect after a long rainy season.
Schedule routine AC maintenance
Not only is it great to inspect your unit for rust and debris damage, but checking your unit
after spring will ensure that it is ready to keep your home cool throughout the summer.
Have a local Seattle HVAC specialist inspect your unit to see if the rain caused any underlying damage that may be missed by homeowners.
Make sure nothing is gumming up your gutters
Quality gutters are a must, even in the summer in Seattle. Make sure that your gutters are flowing properly to keep the rain away from your home’s foundation.
Reinforce your roof
Even if the ocean winds and rain haven’t loosened any shingles, mold is a common issue that can slowly erode your roof. Power wash and replace any shingles to avoid the costly replacement of a new roof.
Take a close look at sheds and outbuildings
If you have any extra fixtures on your land, you will want to treat them as you treat your home. Inspect all elements that could have been damaged by the rain and tend to each issue to ensure that these buildings retain their important function.
Inspect your crawl space
If you have a crawl space underneath your home, make sure that it isn’t flooded. This can impact your home’s foundation, attract pests or prevent certain services that require access to the home’s crawl space such as cable or plumbing.
Solidify your siding
Ideally your home’s siding is built to withstand the rain, but if it isn’t, take a close look at your siding to identify any rot or mold before it causes further issues to the exterior of your home.
Check your deck
If you didn’t power wash and seal your deck before the winter, do it now! The rain won’t cease throughout the year, so minimize the damage that the rain can have on your wood deck.
Our mild weather out in the Pacific Northwest don’t relieve us of post winter and spring outdoor maintenance. The rain can take its toll on the outside of your property and if you neglected to prepare for the rainy season in the fall, you’ll want to be extra diligent in your inspection this summer. Following this checklist will ensure that your home isn’t sitting with an issue that goes unnoticed in the nicer weather and certainly won’t go unnoticed again when the rain comes back around. If you find that the rain created issues that are beyond your repair, contact the appropriate contractor in Seattle to fix the issue before it worsens. If your issue is with your HVAC system, we would be happy to provide exceptional AC repair services as well as maintenance to prepare your system for another year of wear and tear.