Can you believe that it is nearly Spring and it is time to move the clocks forward this weekend??!! I'm providing my Spring Home Checklist below for you to get started on Spring maintenance.Please let me know if you need referrals for contractors/vendors; I'm happy to share my contacts!
Although we have had a mild winter, we have had tremendous wind, hail and rain; these events can cause significant damage to your home. Be sure to check for storm related damage and contact your insurance agent if needed.
Please let me know if you would like information about our current real estate market: I'd love to share with you what is going on!
Helping you with your real estate goals has brought me great joy! Do you know a neighbor, friend, co-worker or family member that is thinking about buyer or selling? Your referrals are my greatest compliment and are greatly appreciated!
Remember to set your clocks ahead one hour Sunday!
Spring is just around the corner!
Spring Maintenance Checklist
Window sills, door sills, and thresholds: Fill cracks, caulk edges, repaint or replace if necessary
Window and door screens: Clean screening, and check for holes. If holes are bigger than a quarter, that is plenty of room for bugs to climb in. Patch holes or replace screen. Save bad screen material to use for patching. Tighten or repair any loose or damaged frames and repaint. Replace broken, worn, or missing hardware. Wind can ruin screens and frames if they are allowed to flap and move, so make sure they are securely fastened. Tighten and lubricate door hinges and closers.
Drain waste and vent system: Flush out system
Hot water heater: Lubricate circulating pump and motor
Gutters and downspouts: Pull leaves and debris from gutters and downspouts. Reattach gutters that have pulled away from the house. Run a hose on the roof to check for proper drainage. If leak exists, dry the area and use caulking or epoxy to seal the leak.
Siding/Decking: Clean siding and decking with a pressure washer to keep mold from growing. Check all wood surfaces for weathering and paint failure. If wood is showing through, sand the immediate area and apply a primer coat before painting. If paint is peeling, scrape loose paint and sand smooth before painting/staining.
Exterior caulking: Inspect caulk and replace if deteriorating. Scrape out all of the eroding caulk and recaulk needed area.