As the warmer spring weather approaches, it’s easy to forget the damage that harsh winter weather may have done to your house. A bit of spring maintenance now can prevent costly repair bills later. Review these tips for spring maintenance to avoid any unwelcome surprises.
- Clean the air conditioner – replace your heating, ventilating, and air conditioning (HVAC) filters. A dirty filter will force your system to work harder, which can be costly and inefficient.
- Touch up the lawnmower – Change the oil on your lawnmower and sharpen the blades.
- Inspect and repair cracks – Check your driveway and sidewalk for cracks fixing cracks can create safer walking and driving area.
- Prevent water damage – Check your hoses and popes on all water appliances such as washers, sinks, toilets, and dishwashers.
- Clean your gutters – Check your gutters and downspouts for debris this will help prevent water from overflowing and reduce the risk of water damage.
- Check your smoke detectors – The National Fire Protection Association recommends replacing a smoke detector when it is 10 years old.
- Inspect your roof – Repair any damage caused by snow or ice to prevent leaks during storms.
- Stop leaks – Check the seals around your doors and windows for cracking or hardening caulk.
- Check your trees – Remove dead or unhealthy trees, they could fall in heavy winds.
- Inspect wires – Check for frayed wires, loose outlets or cracked plugs. Make sure no cords or outlets are overloaded.
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