Home Maintenance Tips - Spring

Spring is upon us, which means summer is just around the corner. This spring/summer, try to find time to save yourself some money (in the long run) and take time out to do a little home maintenance. Here's a quick list we've compiled from some of the top do it yourself sites like HGTV, DIY, and other awesome handyman blogs.

  1. Service your lawn mower, you're about to use it... A lot!
    1. Fertilizing the lawn is good to do around this time as well.
  2. We hire a home inspector every five years. Maybe overkill, however, it's cheaper than a regular home inspection.
  3. Wash the windows inside and out. One side of our windows comes out allowing an easier path to the outside window.
  4. Clean out the gutters and the downspouts.
  5. Brush out the dryer vent. We found a tool (about $30) at Lowe's that will attach to a drill. And, when attached to a shop vac, will loosen anything in the line to be vacuumed up.
  6. Test/Replace the batteries in your smoke detectors and (and CO Detectors).
  7. Clean and repair your screens.
  8. Clear/Clean the range hood and filter, in addition to the fans in the bathroom.
  9. Check the AC unit or Dust off and reinstall the window AC unit.
  10. Look in the attic and beneath the sinks for Mold (and anywhere else you might have moisture).