Spring is here! As the weather is warming and plants are starting to bloom, now is the perfect time to ensure that your house is ready for the coming months of sunshine and outdoor activities!
Here are some quick items that you can do to be “summer ready”.
Roof: Check your roof to make sure there are no leaks. If there are, those will need to be repaired immediately to prevent further damage. Leakage can often be a result of flashing failure so be sure to check the flashing around vents, chimneys and skylights and repair as necessary. Replace any broken shingles and trim any tree branches that are touching the roof.
Fireplace: After your last fire of the season, make sure to clean the fireplace of ashes.
Gutters and downspouts: Make sure that all gutters and downspouts are clean of leaves and pine needles, flowing well and draining away from the house. Clogged gutters can cause leaks and wood rot. Downspouts should drain away from the house to avoid damaging the foundation and basement.
Windows and doors: Spring is a great time to check all the windows and doors for drafts and ensure they are sealed as necessary. Good sealing will help keep your home cool over the summer months.
Basement: Make sure to ensure that there isn’t dampness in your basement and to repair any cracks in the foundation wall.
Siding and paint: Check for cracks and holes in house siding or paint, and repair as needed. Examine exterior caulking and recaulk if necessary.
Smoke detectors: Spring is a great time to check and test smoke detectors, carbon monoxide detectors and fire extinguishers to ensure they are in good working order. Batteries should be replaced at least twice a year to ensure they are in proper working order.
Plumbing fixtures: Check for leaky faucets in the kitchen and bathrooms. Replace leaking washers or cartridges as needed.
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