Either Way, Spring is in the Forecast!

Before going out to play and bask in the spring sunshine, there are a few chores to take care of first! Just as we have to winterize, there are important preventative home maintenance items to take care of in the spring. Once again, it is a great time to change your air filters and clean out those gutters! Here are my top 10 spring maintenance tips:

  • Have your air conditioner inspected by a professional. Annual servicing keeps the system working as clean coils operate more efficiently.
  • Check the roof for damage before the spring rainy season, looking for any loose tiles, or cracked shingles.
  • Check the exterior window sills, doors, trim, & fascia for damage & loosening. Making repairs now will prevent water damage to wood.
  • Repair broken and uneven walkways, sidewalks, & driveways
  • Check electrical system, electrical appliances, electrical cords for fraying, and check that the light bulb wattage matches with each fixture.
  • Inspect your water heater for leaks, and make sure it is functioning properly.
  • Check the plumbing fixtures in your home for leaks, and make sure the shutoff valves are in proper working order.
  • Remove debris from under your dryer, in the damper, and in the exhaust duct
  • Remove dust, check batteries, and inspect the function of carbon monoxide and smoke alarms.
  • Inspect your fire extinguisher, good for both kitchen and electrical fires. Check the gauge once a year to see if it still is holding a charge.

Check off your list and take time to enjoy the beauty of the changing season!