There is spring-cleaning and then there’s spring maintenance!
What do you think the past few seasons have done to your home? There is no time like springtime to look over your home and make sure there are no repairs needed.
Here are a few spring maintenance tips:
Are your Smoke Detectors working? – Daylight savings was just a few weeks ago, did you check your Smoke Detectors? It’s truly the perfect time to inspect these devices. You should have a detector on each floor of your home, every bedroom and outside the hallways or entryways to your bedrooms. Also if you don’t have one already make sure you have a fire extinguisher.
Service the AC Unit and Water Heater – It might not feel like it now but those warm Summer months are coming soon. Making sure that your AC Unit is ready to cool you off is a MUST on the to-do list in the warmer months ahead. Did you know that when your coils are cleaned they work more efficiently? Have a cooling contractor come out to service your unit is something you should schedule too. In addition to your AC unit make sure you check your Water Heater for leaks and/or corrosion.
Examine Roof Shingles –Check out those shingles and make sure they weren’t damaged during all those rainstorms. Shingles that are missing or cracked might need to be replaced. Quick tip: Make sure if you have Skylights that you properly check them as well. Having a qualified roofer on speed dial is always a perk too.
Check your Gutters and Chimney – One good thing to do is to examine your gutters to see if they’re loose or leaky. The last thing anyone needs is a leak, right? With all this rain, SoCal has endured double check your chimneys for signs of damage too. It’s always better to be safe than sorry.
These tips will most certainly keep your home a happy one.