It is May. Summer is just around the corner! And that means that time is running out to get your spring cleaning underway.
If you’ve been putting off home maintenance tasks, we suggest that you take a look at the checklist below, select a few tasks for the upcoming weekend, and get moving on home improvement and upkeep chores that can not only improve the value of your property, but can help to keep it—and the people inside it—safer.
So without further ado, we present the spring cleaning checklist:
- Check for damage to your shingles, including mildew and algae. (Be safe! If it’s too difficult for you to inspect the roof yourself, hire a professional inspector.)
- Check for leaks: investigate window and door sills, ceilings, the attic, and the basement or crawlspace.
- Check your home’s exterior paint. Is it still in good enough condition to protect the structure against the effects of weather—or is it time to re-paint?
- Check all air filters and exhaust fan outlets and screens. Clean and replace as necessary.
- Check for signs of rodents, roaches, termites, and other pests.
- Check the dryer exhaust hose and vent as well as your refrigerator’s and freezer’s coils. Remove lint, vacuum away dust, and clean as necessary.
- Check gutters and downspouts for buildup of dirt and dead leaves.
- Check your property’s trees and shrubs. Trim branches that are too close to your home or to utility wires, and remove any dead plants.
- Check the ground level perimeter of your home, and ensure that mulch and soil aren’t in contact with your home’s siding.
- Check decks and/or balconies for loose boards or railings, as well as any rot.
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