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Spring Home Maintenance Checklist

By Mike Holmes

Mike’s Advice / Home Safety & Maintenance

Monday, April 23rd, 2018 @ 12:11am
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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.

      1. Install new batteries in smoke alarms & carbon monoxide detectors
      2. Test & dust all detectors
      3. Replace furnace filter
      4. Inspect bathroom & kitchen caulking—recaulk as needed
      5. Test kitchen & bathroom exhaust fans
      6. Clean kitchen exhaust hood & filter
      7. Vacuum refrigerator coils
      8. Schedule air conditioning inspection
      9. Check fire extinguishers—at least once a month
      10. Clean gutters, check for leaks & make sure they’re attached securely
      11. Clean & seal deck—if needed
      12. Check foundation for cracks & leaks
      13. Check exterior paint & touch up as needed
      14. Check siding & masonry for damage & schedule repairs
      15. Remove storm windows & install screens
      16. Repair/replace damaged window screens
      17. Inspect caulking around windows—if cracking recaulk
      18. Check roof for damage & schedule re-roofing if needed
      19. Check attic for leaks, mould, moisture intrusion,fire hazards & critters
      20. Get rid of surface mould with Concrobium Mold Control®
      21. Schedule annual septic tank inspection
      22. Schedule annual dryer exhaust cleaning & check up
      23. Check water heater for leaks—schedule inspection if older than 5 years
      24. Schedule a maintenance and/or energy efficiency inspection


      Spring Home Maintenance Checklist

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