Are You Doing Some Spring Updates?

Spring is a great time to do some updating around your house? If you are making a list of those much-needed updates, consider this list of 10 Home Maintenance Tips for Spring on Yahoo! Real Estate by Paul Bianchina.

Whether you plan to start with cleaning up the yard or getting up on that roof and taking care of those neglected gutters, these tips are a great start to getting your house ready for the beautiful spring and summer months.

Here are the highlights from the 10 Home Maintenance Tips for Spring article:

  1. Inspect Your Roof – Winter snow, ice, and even wind, can wreak havoc on your roof. Make sure you check it to ensure all shingles are intact and don’t forget about places that leaves build up.
  2. Gutter/Downspouts – Check for leaf and debris buildup as well as any loose fasteners.
  3. Fences and Gates – Winter weather can do a number on any type of fence or gate. Check your fencing to ensure posts have not been dislodged or for any rotting of fencing or posts.
  4. Clean up your Yard – Make sure you get rid of any debris left over from the fall and winter months. Prune trees and inspect for damage.
  5. Air Conditioners/Fans – Make sure you have your central air conditioner serviced before the summer. If you have a whole-house fan, you will want to have these inspected as well. Check fan ducts for damage or debris buildup as well.
  6. Built-in Sprinkler System – If you have an outdoor sprinkler system, run a full cycle with all sprinkler heads to inspect where they are hitting and if they are working. Replace and adjust as necessary.
  7. Vent blocks and Facet Covers – You crawl space vent blocks should be removed as soon as the threat of winter weather is over. You can then inspect the surrounding areas for damage and make certain that excessive dirt has not been displaced around the vents over the winter months.
  8. Yard Tools – Now is the time to see if any of your spring/summer yard tools are in need of repair or replacement. Check handles, fittings, blades, and belts to see if they are working correctly or need serviced.
  9. Furnace Filters – It is always a good idea to replace the furnace filter before beginning with the summer months. It keeps you on a good rotation with the filter so you can remember as well as get rid of the excess dust from the winter months.
  10. Smoke Detectors – Checking your smoke detectors at least twice a year is very important. This is a good time to check them to ensure they are in working order. Replace batteries as well as clean to ensure proper working order.

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