Spring is that time of year when we give our homes the once over and assess any winter damage, figure out what needs to be done, and schedule the work so our homes are in tip-top shape by the end of fall.
Use the checklist below to get your home spring-ready.
Install new batteries in smoke alarms & carbon monoxide detectors
Test & dust all detectors
Replace furnace filter
Inspect bathroom & kitchen caulking—recaulk as needed
Test kitchen & bathroom exhaust fans
Clean kitchen exhaust hood & filter
Vacuum refrigerator coils
Schedule air conditioning inspection
Check fire extinguishers—at least once a month
Clean gutters, check for leaks & make sure they're
Clean & seal deck—if needed
Check foundation for cracks & leaks
Check exterior paint & touch up as needed
Check siding & masonry for damage & schedule repairs
Remove storm windows & install screens
Repair/replace damaged window screens
Inspect caulking around windows—if cracking recaulk
Check roof for damage & schedule re-roofing if needed
Check attic for leaks, mould, moisture intrusion,
fire hazards & critters
Get rid of surface mould with Concrobium Mold Control®
Schedule annual septic tank inspection
Schedule annual dryer exhaust cleaning & check up
Check water heater for leaks—schedule inspection if older than 5 years
Schedule a maintenance and/or energy efficiency inspection
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