• By Ryan Young
  • Royal Oak, MI
  • Posted Tuesday, June 6, 2023

Summer maintenance tips.

The summer is the perfect time to enjoy the sun and spend time outside. It's also the perfect time to do seasonal maintenance on your home to keep it in good condition. As a home inspection professional, I recommend these summer maintenance tips.

  1. Check your Air Conditioning

The summer temperatures can be very taxing on your air conditioner. Clean or replace your air filters as necessary. You should have your system serviced if you hear strange noises, or notice a reduction in cooling.

  1. Check Your Roof Gutters

Your roof and gutters may be damaged by summer storms. Check for damage, such as cracked or missing shingles or leaking. To prevent water damage, make sure your gutters have been securely fixed and are free of any debris.

  1. Check your Deck or Patio

The summer is the best time to enjoy your outdoor area, but you should make sure that your deck or patio are in good shape and safe. Check for signs of damage, such as loose boards or rotten wood. Seal and clean your patio or deck to protect it against the elements and extend its life.

  1. Check Your Windows and Doors

The heat of summer can cause your windows and door to warp or swell. Check for damage, such as cracks, leaks or drafts. To improve the efficiency of your heating and cooling systems, ensure they are sealed and insulated properly.

  1. How to Clean Your Gutters & Downspouts

Storms in the summer can lead to debris accumulating in your gutters. This can cause clogs or water damage. Regularly clean them to avoid these problems and ensure that water flows away from the foundation of your home.

  1. Test your smoke and carbon monoxide detectors

The summer brings with it barbecues and outdoor activities which can be a fire risk. Check your carbon monoxide and smoke detectors and replace the batteries if necessary.

Summer maintenance is important to keep your home in good condition and avoid costly repairs. As a home inspection, I recommend that you check your air conditioner, inspect your roof and gutters. Check your deck or patio. Inspect your windows and doors. Clean your gutters and drains. Test your carbon monoxide and smoke detectors. Follow these tips to keep your home in good condition. You can enjoy the summer without having to worry about home maintenance.


Ryan Young, Licensed Residential Builder & Home Inspector

I am a licensed residential builder in the State of Michigan (ID #2102211191). I have been licensed as a builder since 2012. This sets me apart as the State of Michigan does not license home inspectors. I have worked in the building and inspection industry since 2012. I inspected hundreds of bank owned homes during the foreclosure crisis.

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