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Spring Home Maintenance

Spring is upon us and now it's time to look at the exterior and interior of your home. 
 
Here are a few suggestions on what to look for and maintain.
 
Outside
 
  • Clean out the gutters and remove any debris.
  • Inspect & repair siding and any peeling paint.
  • Check downspouts and ensure they are pointing away from the house.
  • Check for loose or damaged roof shingles and repair if needed.
  • Look to see if tree branches aren't too close to the house.
  • Clean outside - your deck, porch, driveway, etc.
 
Inside
 
  • Check basement for water damage and look for any foundation cracks. Also a good time to look for any pests.
  • Clean air filters and vents and replace furnace filter.
  • Clean out dryer vent and clean behind the washer and dryer too.
  • Check washing machine and dishwasher fill hoses to make sure there are no cracks developing.
  • Inspect the attic and make sure no critters came in during the winter. Check for mold as well.
  • Inspect caulking around doors and windows.
 
These are a few points to consider. There are more that can be done but the main thing is just get started!
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