Home Maintenance Checklist to be Ready for Spring
Punxsutawney Phil said we would have six more weeks of winter and he was right. But winter has past and now its time for spring. Here is a checklist of things to check on your home this spring from your friends at SERVPRO of Howell/Wall
1: Examine the shingles on your roof. Now that winter is gone, you want to check to make sure that you haven’t been damaged or lost. Any shingles that cracked, buckled or loose need to be replaced in order to keep your house dry through April showers.
2: While your up there, examine your chimney, if you have one, for damage. Also, its not a bad idea to get a chimney sweep to examine and clean the flue.
3: Check your wood, including the trim around windows, doors, railings and decks with th a screwdriver to probe for trouble spots. Be sure you make your repairs before the spring storms do more damage to your wood.
4: Check your gutters to make sure they are still secure or leaking. Also, make sure gutters are unclogged, free of debris, and that they are not draining into the foundation.
5: Inspect your concrete slabs for cracks. If you have cracks, fill them silicone caulk or concrete crack filler, then, when the weather cooperates, power wash and seal the concrete.
6: Time to check the outside faucets that may have been damaged in the freezing temps of winter. Turn on your faucet and try and stop the flow of water with your thumb. If you can stop the water, that is an indication the pipes inside the home are damaged and need to be replaced.
7: Have your outside AC unit serviced by a qualified HVAC contractor. Have your unit cleaned annual to keep your system running efficiently and at peak performance.
Thanks for reading and enjoy your Spring.
Your Friends at SERVPRO Howell/Wall
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