5 Spring Tips for Your Home

1. Clean All Gutters

Poor or improper drainage can cause water damage to your home. Check for loose and leaky gutters and ensure downspouts are positioned to drain away from your home’s foundation. Clear debris from all gutters and downspouts.

2. Inspect the Roof

Your roof is your home’s primary defense against the elements. Visually inspect the roof, looking for signs of warping, cracking and loose shingle or tiles. Examine flashing around chimneys, skylights and vents. 

3. Check Seals around Windows and Doors

Cold weather can cause seals around windows and doors to loosen, harden and crack. Inspect these areas for damage and make repairs as needed. This will help reduce summer cooling costs and keep water out of your home.

4. Service Your Home’s Cooling System

No one wants to be caught in the dog days of summer without air conditioning. It’s a good idea to have your home’s cooling system checked yearly, about one month prior to regular summer usage.

5. Spring Cleaning for the Disposal

When you think about everything that goes down the kitchen sink, a good yearly cleaning for the disposal is definitely in order. Simply feed a tray of ice cubes through it while running cold water.

One Reply to “5 Spring Tips for Your Home”

  1. This is a great checklist for getting your home ready for summer! The ice cube disposal cleaning tip is particularly handy and easy to remember.

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