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Summer Home Maintenance Tips

Regular home maintenance can mean the difference between small, manageable repairs or costly endeavors when things are left untended too long. It can also save you money by keeping your systems working efficiently.

We know, from experience, that having a system and checklist are valuable tools to help break things into manageable pieces. Here are a few suggestions to help get you started:

  • Build a maintenance binder. Use dividers for sections such as interior, exterior, basement, attic, garage and systems. Keep all receipts and warranties under each designated section.
  • DIY Home Maintenance website has a fantastic seasonal checklist to help keep you on track. Print out a copy and get started!
  • In the mean time here are a few things to do this summer before the weather gets cold and rainy.
    Examine foundation walls for cracks or other signs of moisture and repair if needed.
  • Call your HVAC specialist for your semi-annual maintenance before it is time to turn on the central air.
  • If it’s not time for a professional furnace service check the furnace and change the filter. Make sure you have a good supply of furnace filters to take you through the year.
  • Check refrigerator and freezer door seals twice a year to make sure they are air tight. Pull the fridge out and clean behind and around making sure all the coils are clean.
  • Examine the window caulking each fall when you check on the storm windows. Clean the gutters as needed. Make sure the path is clear to utility meters.
  • Make sure air vents inside and out are not blocked by foliage or debris and check attics for evidence of condensation.


Windermere Real Estate

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Neighborhood Walkability & West Seattle Summer Fest

Happy Summer!

We know how important proximity to neighborhood ammenities is to our clients. It is one of the top 5 criteria we hear from the buyer clients we work with and recently came across this website that rates the “walkability” of any address. It’s an interesting site, that we hope you’ll appreciate.

Walkable Neighborhoods

Picture a walkable neighborhood. You lose weight each time you walk to the grocery store. You stumble home from last call without waiting for a cab. You spend less money on your car-or you don’t own a car. When you shop, you support your local economy. You talk to your neighbors. Read more

We also wanted to let you know that this weekend is West Seattle’s Summer Fest, formerly called the West Seattle Street Fair and we will be at the booth outside our office (4526 California Ave SW) this Friday from 3:30 – 6pm. If you find yourself out and about, whether you walk, ride, roll, stroll, or even dance your way to the WS Junction, we would love to see you there!


Windermere Real Estate