Spring Home Maintenance Reminders
As Spring approaches, you can take a few key steps to ensure your home serves you well through the coming months and is prepped and ready for the summer season. Please take time to check these items in and around your home and attend to any that need maintenance.
Check & test smoke alarms
With the change of every season, you will want to check your smoke detectors to make sure they are working properly. Check and replace batteries as needed.
Change and clean air filter, furnace, and air exchanger
Furnaces should be serviced at least once a year to clear any buildup and to keep them running efficiently. Your furnace filter traps pollen and dust and by replacing it with a fresh filter regularly(we suggest every three months) your furnace will function more efficiently.
Operate air conditioning system
It’s a good idea to test your air conditioning to make sure it's working properly in the Spring, that way if service is needed it is more conveniently arranged before the busiest part of the season, summer.
Make sure the air conditioner compressor is level and clean of debris
Check the water heater for sediment on the bottom.
Check with your manufacturer’s specs on how to do this properly
Inspect all baths and showers grout
Audit the operation of your sump pump
Check operation of garage doors
Make sure to lubricate the track and tighten nuts that may have loosened over the winter season.
Service your windows for Spring
Clean the windows themselves and then additionally clean out tracks and lubricate the slides of your windows and patio screens. Install window screens you removed for the winter, as you prepare for the warmer Spring / Summer weather.
Make sure gutters are clean and downspouts are connected
Avoid mold and pests by cleaning out any debris from your gutters that may have accumulated over the winter.
Test ground faults
Turn on all exterior faucets
Once the weather is consistently over 32℉ you can turn your exterior faucets back on.
Start sprinkler system and adjust the heads
Make sure air vents on the exterior are clear of debris
Check caulking on the exterior of the home
Make sure to caulk around any holes and openings to help prevent cold air from seeping into your house.
Clean off your deck and outdoor spaces
Ready your deck and patio space for Spring by clearing off debris. Uncover your outdoor furniture and get ready for patio season!
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