Spring Home Maintenance Checklist

  • Remove or replant any plants, trees or shrubs which are planted too close to the foundation.
  • Clear a 3 ft diameter area around your main electrical panel to allow easy access. Remove all plants, trees and shrubs and any stored items.
  • Check: furnace filters, humidifier filters and electronic air cleaners (when in use). Replace or clean as needed
  • Replace the batteries in smoke and carbon monoxide detectors
  • Start up sprinkler systems. Test for any damage and repair as necessary. Verify the system programs.
  • Clean Gutters
  • Check your roof for damage. Repair damaged shingles and any visible cracks around vents, skylights, chimneys, etc.
  • Check brick or masonry for cracking, crumbling. A white, salty deposit on the brick surfaces (not concrete) is a sign of water penetration. You can clean this with a stiff brush, or a brush with water. If hard deposits have formed, a chemical cleaner is needed. Do not power wash.
  • Check and patch all door and window screens

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