Nick Allen
Blueprint Properties

Spring Home Maintenance Tips

  • Lubricate garage door springs, tracks, and wheels.
  • Check and clean faucet/shower head aerators- replace if necessary.
  • Drain Water from water heater to remove sediment.
  • Service garbage disposal by grinding a few ice cubes.
  • Check basement/crawl space for dampness after the next rainstorm or after thaw.
  • Test smoke/carbon monoxide detectors.
  • Tune up lawnmower and trimmer.
  • Check attic for exterior gaps, pests, and moisture.
  • Trim limbs away from roof and siding before leaves grow back.
  • Check vents, louvers, and chimneys for bird nests and squirrels.
  • Clean debris from gutter and downspouts- check for water damage.
  • Clean sump pump and check drainage speed.
  • Replace or clean furnace filter.
  • Check driveways, patios and other hardscapes for cracks.  Fill cracks and reseal as needed.
  • Check all decks, patios, porches, stairs and railings for loose members and deteriorations.
  • Inspect wood surfaces for weathering and repaint/reseal if necessary.
  • Test sprinkler system.  Leaks in pipes and connections will affect your water bill.
  • Clean dishwasher filter.  Clean dishwasher by placing a cup in vinegar in the top raclk and running a cycle.

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Nick Allen

Blueprint Properties