Spring Maintinance Checklist for the Home

Interior

* Replace your furnace filter
* Clean the kitchen exhaust hood and air filter
* Check your home’s electrical system
* Always have a multi-purpose fire extinguisher accessible and in working condition
* Make sure the light bulbs in all your fixtures are the correct wattage
* Protect all your electrical appliances from power surges and lightning
* Have a professional air conditioning contractor inspect and maintain your system as recommended by the manufacturer
* Protect your home from sewer or drain back-up losses
* Check your water heater for leaks
* Check the shutoff valve at each plumbing fixture to make sure they function
* Clean clothes dryer exhaust duct, damper, and space under the dryer
* Replace all extension cords that have become brittle, worn or damaged
* Inspect all smoke detectors and carbon monoxide alarms to ensure they are working properly. Clean and dust the covers.
* Review your fire escape plan with your family
* Run through a severe weather drill with your family

Exterior

* Consider installing a lightning protection system on your home
* Check for damage to your roof
* Repair all cracked, broken, or uneven driveways and walks to help provide a level walking surface
* Check all fascia and trim for deterioration

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