Home needs what in Spring?

Spring is here and there are several things that your home may need.  If you are anything like me I have to make lists.  But what should your list have you ask, let me help you with that.

Outdoors

  • Check your roof for debris build-up, remove any sticks, leaves or tree needles that may have gathered.
  • Clean out the Gutters.
  • Check for water under your house.  With all the recent heavy rain you’ll  want to see if there is any water that may have accumulated.
  • Examine foundation walls for cracks, leaks or signs of moisture and repair as needed.
  • Cut back trees and shrubs from sides of house.

Indoors

  • Replace the furnace filter.  This should be done every 3 months.
  • Clean the garbage disposal.
  • Check for condensation or water around windows and underneath faucets.
  • Clean window sills and screens. Repair any holes in the screens.
  • Have your fireplace and chimney cleaned and serviced.
  • Check the attic for evidence of leaks or condensation.
  • Check fire detectors and replace batteries if you didn’t do this Jan. 1
  • Clean stove top fan and hood. It gets used a lot in the winter months.

This is a great started list I am sure there are many more items that we clean, fix and repair before summer starts.  If you maintain your home and do a fall and spring list your home will last longer and be in great condition when you get ready to sell someday. 

Thank you for reading, I would love to hear what things are important to you when Spring comes.

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