4 “Must Do” Home Spring Maintenance Tasks You Shouldn’t Forget

4 “Must Do” Home Spring Maintenance Tasks You Shouldn’t Forget

Clean out the gutters and downspouts.

You’d be surprised at how many leaves, twigs, pine needles, and other debris can clog up your gutters and downspouts. Clogged gutters and downspouts can mean trouble during our spring rains and summer storms. If you neglect the job, clogged gutters can damage the interior and exterior of your home. Don’t have time or the expertise?

Hire a handyman to check this spring maintenance task off the list.

Inspect the roof.

Obviously, your roof is one of the most important parts of your home. Even more obviously, winter weather can be very hard to your shingles. That’s why spring is the ideal time to look for shingles that are warped, buckling, loose or damaged. If you’re nervous about heights, hire a roofing specialist to check your roof and make any necessary repairs.

Check your windows and doors.

In just a few months (or weeks), we’ll be turning on the air conditioning. If you don’t want all your AC’s cool air to fly out the windows, do a thorough inspection of all your windows and exterior doors for leaks. If the gap around one of your windows and doors is bigger than a nickel, fill the gaps with calk or

hire a contractor to keep your money from flying out the window.

Check your AC.

When the weather heats up, HVAC technicians’ calendars tend to fill up fast as people find that their air conditioner isn’t working—or working properly. Before the phones start ringing and the mercury starts rising in the thermometer, clean your AC and furnace, inspect the lines, check your refrigerant levels. If you don’t feel like you know what you’re doing, contact the pros to clean and maintain your AC and furnace so your units are ready for use when you need it.

Once you’ve done all the exterior home spring maintenance, head inside to test your carbon monoxide and smoke detectors so you know they work if you ever need them.

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