Home Maintenance Checklist – April 2015

home-maintenance-checklist-april With the arrival of spring, so many of us look forward to the opportunity to be outside. While you are working around your yard, here are some home maintenance items to keep in mind.

  • We say this often because it is worth repeating: ¬†Clean out debris (leaves, sticks, etc.) from your gutters and downspouts. You want to be sure to keep them clear so that when the steady rains of spring come, your gutter and downspout system is able to move water away from your home.
  • Check exterior paint for peeling and cracking. If you notice any, sand and repaint those areas.

  • Inspect your attic insulation for leak stains because it signifies that water is getting inside your home. If you suspect you have a leak, call a professional roofer to prevent further damage.

  • Your siding and exterior trim pieces should be inspected for gaps, and if you find any, caulk them.

  • Now is the time to get your lawn mower in good working order. Change the oil and filter and get those blades sharpened as dull mower blades can actually harm your lawn.