Spring Home Maintenance Tips
These Spring Maintenance Tips will get your home ready for the warm weather months ahead.
Check and Clean your Gutters
Check for loose or leaky gutters. Improper drainage can lead to water in the basement or crawl space. Make sure downspouts drain away from the foundation and are clear and free of debris.
Service the AC Unit
Have a qualified heating and cooling contractor clean and service the outside unit of the air conditioning system. Clean coils operate more efficiently, and an annual service call will keep you informed of any damage and keep your system working properly and at peak performance. You should also change interior filters on a regular basis as a good preventative measure.
Examine Roof Shingles
Inspect your roof for any cracked or missing shingles. Especially those around vents, skylights and chimneys.
Check Outside Faucets
Check outside hose faucets and other water system sources for damage. Turn the water on and place your thumb or finger over the opening. If you can stop the flow of water, it is likely the pipe inside the home is damaged and will need to be replaced. While you’re at it, check the garden hose for dry rot.