Spring Home Checklist – Don’t let small problems grow into major repairs. Inspect and, if necessary, fix the following so your home stays in tip-top shape.
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Doors and Windows: Inspect for broken glass, breached seals and damaged screens. Ensure window and door hardware operates properly.
Interior: Check attic for water penetration. Look for moisture in ceilings or around windows. Check stairs and railings for loose/damaged parts. Test smoke alarms. (Change batteries every 6 months.) Inspect tile for missing grout. Check caulking around showers, bathtubs, sinks and toilets.
Foundation/Masonry: Check foundation and chimney for deterioration. Inspect wood sufaces for weathering or paint failure. Check decks, porches, stairs and railings for loose/worm parts. Make sure water doesn’t pool around foundation.
Roof: Check for missing, loose or damaged shingles/tiles and flashing. Inspect fascia and soffits for damage. Clean gutters and downspouts.
Heating and Cooling: Clean or change furnace filters. Remove materials that block furnace and air handler. Service air conditioning system.
Plumbing: Examine supply valves for leaks or corrosion. Check water heater for leaks or corrosion. Inspect sinks, showers, toilets and tubs for leaks. Check lawn sprinklers for leaks and adjust sprinkler heads. Test well water.
Electrical: Check exposed wiring for damage and wear. Test circuit breakers and ground fault/arc-fault interrupters.
A safe home is a happy home!