Spring Home Maintenance Checklist

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Here are some tips for what you should be getting ready to do around the house now that Spring is almost here!

  • Clean the kitchen exhaust hood and filter
  • Replace the furnace filter; it may be especially filthy after the winter months
  • Inspect the roof for water damage; it is also a good idea to check any fences, carports and sheds (check the south end first; its the first to show wear!)
  • Test the batteries in all smoke and carbon monoxide detectors
  • Clear the gutters of any build up to allow for proper functioning
  • Start the grass revival cycle by aerating, thatching and fertilizing
  • Be sure all air vents inside and out are not blocked by fallen debris
  • Clean the windows and screens; repair any holes or replace screens if needed
  • Inspect siding and paint; fix or replace damaged siding and strip peeling paint and replace it with a new coat
  • Check the basement for water damage; pay attention to musty smells, water stains, and damp surfaces