Spring Home Maintenance Checklist

Spring Home Maintenance Checklist

Spring Home Maintenance Checklist

Even though it sure does not feel like it, Spring is right around the corner!  Now is the time to clean out closets, trim the bushes, and get your home looking in tip-top condition for the rest of the year.  Here are a list of commonly overlooked tips on keeping your home safe and in great condition.  Most of the country has experienced a very harsh winter when compared to previous years, so some of these tips can be very important depending on the region of the country you live in.

Spring Home Maintenance Checklist

  1. Replace your HVAC Filter
  2. Check and clean the kitchen exhaust hood and air filter
  3. Make sure a fire extinguisher is easily accessible on all levels of your home
  4. Check that light bulbs are the correct wattage in each lamp and fixture
  5. Review fire escape plan with your family
  6. Make sure all of your TV’s, computers, and other electrical equipment is protected by a surge protector
  7. Have a professional HVAC technician service and inspect      your AC systems
  8. Check roof for damaged or loose shingles
  9. Check all fascia and trim for wood rot and deterioration
  10. Check water heater for leaks
  11. Check all water shutoff valves for leaks and performance
  12. Clean clothes dryer exhaust duct and machine for lint buildup
  13. Inspect and vacuum all smoke alarms
  14. Check structural integrity of your deck.  Look for loose joints and structural problems
  15. Check for loose or leaky gutters.  Time to get rid of all of those leaves

 

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