Spring has sprung! March 20th was the first day of spring, so as you are spending more time outdoors, take a few minutes to address some Spring home maintenance items that will help to maintain the value of your investment:
- Roof: Check for damage to your roof. Especially here in Oklahoma you should do this after each big spring storm.
- Exterior Siding & Trim: Check all the fascia and trim for deterioration and caulk as needed.
- Masonry: Check for masonry cracks or voids and tuck-point as needed.
- HVAC: Have an HVAC professional inspect and maintain your system as recommended by the manufacturer.
- Water Heater: Check your water heater for leaks or rust. Drain water heater tank to reduce sediment (consult a licensed plumber first if you have not been doing this annually for your water heater).
- Fire Extinguishers: Check you fire extinguishers. I recommend you have one for your kitchen and garage.
- Kitchen Exhaust: Clean the kitchen exhaust hood and air filter.
- Concrete: Repair all cracked, broken and uneven driveways and walks to help provide a level walking surface.
- Plumbing: Check the shutoff valves at the plumbing fixtures to make sure they function.
- Dryer Exhaust: Clean the clothes dryer exhaust duct and damper and the space under the dryer. Ensure that your dryer is venting to the exterior and not to the attic or garage.
- Gutters: Clean gutters and downspouts. Repair as necessary. Make sure water is diverted from the home.
- Filters: Replace HVAC filters, water treatment system filters, water filter in the refrigerator, and any other filters as needed.
- Concrete: Pressure wash deck, drive, and walkways.
- Exterior: Walk exterior perimeter of house and check for potential entry points for critters.
- Detectors: Replace batteries in smoke and carbon monoxide detectors.
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