Green grass and a blooming array of color announces yet another spring has sprung in the South. With the first crank of the lawnmower also comes a reminder of a few home maintenance to-do’s before you head outside for some fresh air chores.
- Change the interior air conditioner filter. These filters should be changed every 90 days or so, depending on your household. Since the HVAC is one of the most important mechanical systems of your home, this simple step can help in insuring that you get the most out of your air conditioning unit.
- Talk a walk around the exterior of your home. As the sun shines and the days get longer, ke a stroll around your home’s exterior and check for any damage or wood rot that may have occurred over the winter’s hibernation.
- Clean out your dryer vent duct. Clothes lint can pack the duct and inhibit your dryer’s overall functionality. Moreover, the impaction could even be a hazard if not addressed.
- Check your batteries in smoke and carbon monoxide detectors. Sometimes these devices are an afterthought but oh so important. Even if the batteries have been in there a while, it may be a good idea to change them out. Safety first!
- Inspect your gutters and downspouts. Very few of us have the time to stand outside and monitor water drainage. However, improper water dispersal can lead to a multitude of issues from soffit wood rot to the more complex problems of foundation dilemmas. It’s so worth a little attention now to save you from major headaches in the future.