Getting Your Kelowna Home Maintenance in Order for Summer

Kelowna home maintenance and the first day of Summer are here, which means forever heat and sunshine in the Okanagan Valley! Before you abandon your home for the beach, you may want to give it a good once over to make sure it’s ready for the months ahead!

To help you prepare, we made a list of 10 tasks you should do with summer underway! Some may seem like common sense, but they’re definite things you don’t want to forget about! It is important as a homeowner to pay attention to your home’s needs throughout the year, and summer is the perfect time to tick the boxes!

Your home is one of the biggest purchases you will ever make, and whether you want to sell or not, maintaining your property is a fundamental part of protecting your investment. The care you put in today will help to ensure your home stays looking and feeling it’s best for years to come.

Indoor Kelowna Home Maintenance

Check Your Air Conditioner

No matter the type of air conditioner you have, yearly checks and upkeep are always a good idea! Install your window air conditioners early to make sure they’re in tip-top shape or book a service for your central cooling system before the rush in a heatwave! Make sure to change out any old filters so you’re not left without a cool climate on a hot summer’s day!

Check Your Windows

Check your screens to make sure they’re intact so you don’t welcome any bugs into your home when you leave those windows open! And check your seals so you’re not losing the cool air to the outdoors! Also, cleaning the glass inside and out lets that lovely sunshine in, and keeps your home bright throughout the long days of the summer months.

Check Your Ceiling Fans

If you change the direction of the blades in the winter months, now is the time to change them back! Also, make sure to give them a good clean before running them to avoid dusty floors!

Check Your Detectors

It is important to test your smoke and carbon monoxide detectors twice a year and change the batteries when required. This is a crucial part of home maintenance that could even be lifesaving.

Check Your Ducks

Just kidding, we really mean ducts. Unless you also have ducks, then make sure they’re well fed! To ensure the air quality of your home is at its best, get your ducts cleaned routinely. While this isn’t needed to be done each year, you should make sure to complete this every 2 or 3 years to reduce the chance of any problems occurring.

Outdoor Kelowna Home Maintenance


Check Your Deck

Your deck may need some attention this summer! Before painting, resealing, or staining make sure to replace any boards that may be rotting, and counter sink any loose screws for the best results.

Check For Leaks

Check all your outdoor spouts or hoses for leaks. Losing water from leaks will cost you money in water bills, and potential repairs in the long run. Replace your hoses if needed. For leaking faucets, you may want to call in an expert to ensure it is fixed and sealed properly.

Check Your Doors

Same as your windows, a good seal can make a big different on your pocket change! Keep bugs out and maintain a cool temperature indoors. You may want to refresh the caulking to avoid any leaks and gaps in the framing.

Check Your Gutters

Gutters and downspouts should be cleaned once or twice a year, especially if you have lots of trees around your home. This consistent maintenance can help prevent costly damages.

Check Your Roof

Or get someone with a big ladder to check your roof for you. No one wants to replace their roof in the winter. A roof inspection can give you peace of mind and ensure its strong enough to withstand any weather damage it could incur.

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