Maintenance Tips for Your Home

Maintenance Tips for Your Home

August is a busy time of year getting ready for back to school. Take some time out to care for your home and yourself.

Carpet Cleaning: With the warm weather now is a good time to give your carpets a good cleaning so they'll dry quickly.

Keep your windows open, let the warm breeze flow through your home, and freshen your carpets.  Clean, fresh carpets are a great way to get ready for the next season, fall.

Clean Bathroom Exhaust Fans: Cleaning your bathroom exhaust fan is important to home maintenance and good air quality in your home.

Your bathroom fan helps remove odors, excess moisture, humidity, and airborne pollutants. A dirty fan covered in dust doesn’t work efficiently. And if your exhaust fan is on the fritz, excess moisture has nowhere to go—which eventually will lead to mold and mildew. So don’t neglect that fan. Give it a good cleaning every six months.

Prune Bushes, Plants, and Dead Limbs: Dead tree limbs and branches pose a danger in the winter.  Ice, the weight of snow, and winter storms cause havoc and can cause these to break off. While it's warm and dry, right now is a good time to get outside and get rid of the dead tree limbs and overhanging branches. Clear away dead bushes and shrubs. Prune your shrubs and bushes now and have your yard ready for Spring's growing season.

Check Your Roof: August is a good time to inspect your roof before fall and the cold weather arrives. Check your roof for integrity issues, loose shingles, damaged roof flashing, rust, and other issues that could affect your roof.

Reciprocity Logo The data relating to real estate on this website comes in part from the MLS® Reciprocity program of either the Greater Vancouver REALTORS® (GVR), the Fraser Valley Real Estate Board (FVREB) or the Chilliwack and District Real Estate Board (CADREB). Real estate listings held by participating real estate firms are marked with the MLS® logo and detailed information about the listing includes the name of the listing agent. This representation is based in whole or part on data generated by either the GVR, the FVREB or the CADREB which assumes no responsibility for its accuracy. The materials contained on this page may not be reproduced without the express written consent of either the GVR, the FVREB or the CADREB.