You might find yourself with an abundance of time looking around your house thinking, “now is a great time for a home project!” If that is the case or if you are
considering using some of this time to do some check ups, here is a list of things to consider doing.
1. Clean your gutters
We recommend cleaning your gutters a minimum of twice per year. Ideally, gutters should be cleaned in early fall and late fall, early winter and spring to prevent clogging. This can vary depending on where you live and how many trees you have around your home.
2. Check exterior for drainage
you don’t want water standing near the house for more than 24 hours; it can affect your foundation.
3. Pressure wash your driveway/patio
Power washing can make a huge difference in the look of your home, but it has other benefits as well, like removing mold build up. There are several aspects of the home that you can power wash, including your deck, fence or concrete surfaces.
4. Check smoke detectors
If you want to test a smoke detector, find the test button on the front or side of the unit. Push and hold the button for a few seconds to ensure the alarm sounds. If it doesn’t, you may need to replace the batteries or have an electrician check the wiring in the detector.
5. Check range hood filters
You can use 2 Tbsp. mixed with a couple cups of hot water and let it sit for a few minutes to rinse off or use a brush to scrub off.
6. Clean kitchen sink disposal
pour vinegar in an ice cube tray and freeze it, then run it through the disposal.
7. Repair/replace damaged window screen –
you don’t want bugs creeping in this spring and summer!
8. Inspect for roofing damage, leaks etc.
Don’t forget to open your windows for some fresh air! You might even notice some old “visitors” in the windowsills that could use some vacuuming.