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Spring Home Maintenance Tips

Published On: March 26, 2009

April showers bring May flowers so check your roof for leaks and get a head start on summer—have your A/C unit checked and cleaned.

1. Replace your furnace filter

2. Clean kitchen exhaust hood and air filter

3. Always have a multi-purpose fire extinguisher accessible.

4. Make sure the light bulbs in all your fixtures are the correct wattage

5. Review fire escape plan with your family

6. l Have a professional air conditioning contractor inspect and maintain your system as recommended by the  manufacturer

7. Check for damage to your roof

8. Repair all cracked, broken or uneven driveways and walks to help provide a level walking surface

9. Check all the fascia and trim for deterioration

10. Check your water heater for sediment build-up and temperature

11. Check the shutoff valve at each plumbing fixture to make sure they function

12. Clean clothes dryer exhaust duct, damper, and space under the dryer

13. Replace all extension cords that have become brittle, worn or damaged

14. Inspect and clean dust from the covers of your smoke and carbon monoxide alarms