With Spring around the corner, now is the ideal time to inspect your home for the warmer weather to come.
To prepare for the melting snow and April showers, we put together a simple Spring Maintenance Guide that will keep your home in top shape. Check off each of the points below and get ready for those much-anticipated May flowers!
Windows, Doors and Screens Clean all windows and screens. If holes have developed in your screens, be sure to patch them up or have them replaced. Take a moment to tighten and lubricate door hinges to prevent any squeaks. Also, check your windows and door sills for cracks and fill them with caulking if necessary.
Check Your Gutters Improper gutter drainage can lead to water in your basement or crawl space, so it’s important to thoroughly check for loose or leaky gutters. Ensure downspouts are clear of debris and are directed to drain away from your home’s foundation.
Examine Your Roof Extreme winter weather can cause damage to your roof, which means it’s a good idea to examine roof shingles or hire a professional to do so. Repairing any loose shingles or other issues now can save you from the hassle of dealing with a leaky roof.
Inspect Driveways & Walkways Check concrete for signs of cracks and have them filled with a concrete crack filler or silicone caulk. If the weather permits, try to power-wash the area to remove any dirt particles and then seal the concrete.
Check The AC And Furnace Spring is the best time to make sure your air conditioner or central air unit is ready for the warmer weather. Check your intake vent screens as well to ensure they are clean and clear. Change your filters to maximize efficiency, and schedule an appointment if your system is due for maintenance.
Test All Detectors Don’t forget to test your smoke and carbon monoxide detectors to ensure they’re working properly. If you can’t remember the last time you changed the batteries, then you should definitely swap them out.
Change Humidifier Levels During winter months, your humidifier is set to around 20 percent. When the warmer weather arrives, you can bump it up to around 40 percent – each home is different so adjust accordingly and check your manufacturer settings.
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