Friday, March 6, 2020

Daylight Savings Home Maintenance Checklist

With the days lengthening and weather warming, now is a good time to tackle home maintenance projects! 

1. Clean gutters and downspouts after the last frost has passed. Clogged gutters and downspouts contribute to a wet basement and can cause the wood trim at the eaves to rot, inviting all kinds of critters into your attic space. 

2. Reseal exterior woodwork. Wood decks, fences and doors will last longer and stay in better condition if they’re stained or resealed every year or two. 

3. Check for signs of termites. Termites swarm from March through June. If you notice winged insects flying out of a hole in woodwork, that’s probably termites. 

4. Inspect driveways and paths. Freezing and thawing is rough on concrete, asphalt and other hardscaping materials. Schedule repairs as needed. 

5. Remove any firewood piles left over from the winter that are close to your home. Damp wood piles are a haven for pests that can move into your home. 

6. Schedule air-conditioning service. To get the longest life out of your cooling system and keep it running as efficiently as possible, change the filters at least once each season, and hire a licensed professional to service the equipment.

Keeping your home well maintained every season is usually more cost effective than neglecting tasks until there is a break. Take good care of your biggest investment - your home!

We recommend hiring a professional to complete home maintenance.

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