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15 Spring Home Maintenance Musts

  1. Clean up the Roof: Cracked or missing shingles should be replaced. Look for buildup of pine needles, leaves, and other debris between roof peaks.
  2. Check Exterior Walls: Look for damaged areas under eaves and near gutter downspouts. Water stains may indicate gutters are not adequately containing roof runoff.
  3. Fix the Foundation: Keep eyes peeled for cracks in cement and foundation. You may need to find a foundation specialist if cracks exist.
  4. Caulk around Windows: Leakage around windows will admit warm summer air and let cooled air escape.  Check all caulk and weather stripping and replace if needed.
  5. Find Leaks: Spring is a great time to check for leaky faucets, clogged drains, and sweaty pipes. Check under all sinks and make sure connection on pipes and hoses are secure
  6. Prep the AC: Make sure the AC is in good working condition. Change the filter, and check hose connections for leaks.
  7. Check Attic Space: Search for moisture, insects, or signs of critters. Make sure you have good ventilation and proper insulation to deter mold growth.
  8. Investigate the Basement: Check the base of poured concrete walls for cracks and evidence of water penetration. Use a flashlight and check exposed framing for tunneling and bug infestation.
  9. Clean the Windows: Clean the windows inside and out. Repair and clean screens.
  10. Scrub and Stain the Deck:  Look for warped, loose or splintered boards. Remove all debris.  If the finish is faded or worn it’s time to clean, stain, and reseal it.
  11. Start the Lawn Care:  Rake lawn, remove all debris and leaves, and fertilize. Consider aerating or power raking for a healthier, thicker lawn.   
  12. Rinse down Patio Furniture: Use mild soap and water to clean. Paint or stain wood furniture or spray rust areas on metal furniture with enamel paint.
  13. Get your Grill ready: Take apart and clean grate and check burner jets for clogs and obstructions. Check hose connections and fill propane tanks.
  14. Remember all the Crevices:  Clean window casings, baseboards, ceiling fans and blinds.
  15. Hire extra hands:  If you have the extra money to hire some to help you tackle your spring maintenance, give Rocky Mountain Home Watch a call. We can save you time and help you keep your biggest investment in top working order!                                                                                    

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