Home Improvements

Post-Winter Home Checklist


If you’re not quite ready to get your spring cleaning started in earnest, here are a few things you can do around your home right now:

  • Clean the kitchen exhaust hood and filter.
  • Replace the furnace filter. It may be especially filthy after the winter months.
  • Inspect the roof for water damage. It’s also a good idea to check any fences, carports, and sheds. Tip: Check the south end of your roof first; it is the first to show wear.
  • Test the batteries in all smoke and carbon monoxide detectors.
  • Clear the gutters of any buildup to allow for proper functioning.
  • Be sure no inside or outside air vents are blocked by fallen debris.
  • Clean the windows and screens. Repair any holes in screens and replace if needed.
  • Inspect siding and exterior paint. Fix or replace damaged siding. Strip peeling paint and replace it with a new coat.
  • Check the basement for water damage. Pay attention to musty smells, water stains, and damp surfaces.

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