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Spring Home Maintenance Tasks to Get Started on Now
Dated: May 10 2022
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Start now to complete all your spring home maintenance tasks. Even if you are only able to put in a few hours a week, each small task adds up.
Annual Spring Cleaning
This is the time when you clean things that you haven’t touched in months (or even a year). Wash the curtains, blinds, windows, and much more. Don’t forget to clean your baseboards and your fans. Your appliances could also use a good cleaning—including the refrigerator. Now is a good time to get rid of any clutter that is lying around. Go through your closets, pantry, and medicine cabinet and dispose of outdated items.
If you have a heating and air conditioning unit, now is the time to schedule maintenance for it. HVAC techs are in high demand during the summertime, so it’s smart to make sure that the AC is working properly before the weather gets really warm.
Check Smoke Alarms and Carbon Monoxide Detectors
Make sure that your smoke and carbon monoxide detectors are working properly. If not, you need to install new batteries to ensure that your family is safe.
Clean Your Gutters
Gutters that are overflowing with leaves and debris not only look dirty, but they also pose a problem for drainage. And drainage problems can hurt trim and windowsills, as well as harm a home’s foundation.
Get Your Lawn Mower Tuned Up
A professional tuneup should keep your mower running all year long. A tuneup usually includes changing the spark plug and the oil, as well as sharpening and balancing the blade so it cuts grass nice and evenly.
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