Spring Home Maintenance Tips..............

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Real Estate Agent with Coldwell Banker Camelot Realty

Spring Home Maintenance Tips..............

Spring is here it is one of my favorite times of the year with the beautiful weather. Spring is the perfect time to do a thorough spring cleaning and perform home maintenance to help maintain your home and property throughout the year.

Inside Your Home

Here are a few things inside your home that should be inspected to ensure they are in good condition:

  • Electrical Outlets and Cords: Check electrical outlets and cords throughout your home for any potential fire hazards such as frayed wires or loose-fitting plugs. Outlets, fuse boxes and extension cords also should be checked to make sure they are not overloaded.
  • Fire Extinguishers: Check your fire extinguisher at least once yearly, including the hose, nozzle and other parts, to make sure they are in good condition and that the pressure gauge is in the “green” range. If necessary, move your fire extinguisher to an accessible place.
  • Air Conditioning: Before turning it on for the season, have your air-conditioning system inspected and tuned up by a professional.
  • Water Heater: Check for leaks and corrosion.
  • Furnace: Clean or replace your furnace filter.
  • Dryers: Dryer lint can build up inside the vent pipe and collect around the duct. Clean both the clothes dryer exhaust duct and the space under the dryer. Use a specialized brush to clean out the vent pipe. Lint can also build up inside the dryer enclosure and should be cleaned and serviced by a professional.
  • Smoke Detectors: Daylight savings time is the perfect time to change the batteries in your smoke detectors. Inspect each smoke detector to ensure all are in working order, and make sure to test them monthly. Ideally, there should be at least one smoke detector on each floor of your home, including the hallway or area outside of each set of bedrooms, and one within each bedroom itself. If necessary, install additional smoke detectors as needed.
  • Light Bulbs: Check each light bulb in every fixture for the correct recommended wattage and replace any burned out bulbs. Also, consider replacing all high-intensity bulbs with fluorescent or LED bulbs to reduce energy and the amount of heat produced.

Outside Your

The cold winter months can do damage to your house as well. Here are a few things outside your home that should be inspected to ensure they are in good condition:

  • Roof: Check for any damage from snow or ice, including damage from ice dams, and make any necessary repairs to reduce the possibility of leaks.
  • Gutters: Clean leaves and other debris from gutters and downspouts to keep water flowing and reduce the possibility of water damage.
  • Trees: Visually inspect trees for damage or rot, and remove (either yourself or through a contractor) any dead trees that might blow over in heavy winds or during a storm. Keep healthy trees and bushes trimmed and away from utility wires.
  • Lawn Equipment: Make sure lawn mowers, tractors and other equipment are tuned up before using. Store oil and gas for lawn equipment and tools in a vented, locked area.
  • Walkways and Driveways: Repair any cracks and broken or uneven surfaces to provide a safe, level walking area.

A little home maintenance in the spring can go a long way to keeping your home safe and secure throughout the rest of the year.

 

Please contact me if you have any questions or need any additional real estate buying or selling information I'd be happy to assist.

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Pat Champion
Coldwell Banker/Camelot Realty
352-516-7020
1898 N. Donnelly Street
Mount Dora, FL32757
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Debbie Reynolds
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Good spring checklist, Pat. I need to get out and prep my flower beds, too.

Mar 11, 2017 07:30 PM #1
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Pat Champion Thanks for the very good report on Spring home maintenance tips

Mar 11, 2017 08:11 PM #2
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This is a good list and very timely, Pat Champion 

Mar 12, 2017 06:28 AM #3
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Good morning Pat. A great post and this would be a wonderful handout too.

Mar 12, 2017 06:46 AM #4
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A great list to share with our clients, thank you!

Mar 12, 2017 06:47 AM #5
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Great tips for Spring ! Unfortunately it looks like I've gotta dust off my Snow Shovel this week !!!

Mar 12, 2017 07:14 AM #6
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I can't believe it is Spring already I am going to try to get busy on the list. Thanks everyone for stopping by I hope you enjoy Spring.

Mar 14, 2017 02:36 PM #7
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Michael, hopefully, Spring will come soon. Today is is so cold in our market area. Thanks for stopping by I hope you have a great afternoon.

Mar 14, 2017 02:37 PM #8
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These are some wonderful tips for preparing your home for the warmer days ahead.

Mar 20, 2017 09:17 AM #9
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Belinda, I am loving the warmer weather.Thanks for stopping by I hope you have a great day.

Mar 21, 2017 06:47 AM #10
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These are practical and important tips which are great reminders not only for me to do now that spring is here and also for my customers and clients. Our roofs are typically flat here and it is important to check them between seasons. Thank you Pat Champion for a great list.

Mar 24, 2017 05:01 PM #11
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Emily, this is a great reminder for me I need to get busy. Thanks for stopping by I hope you enjoy the weekend.

Mar 25, 2017 07:08 AM #12
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This is timely advice to share with home owners.

We always recommend an annual service contract for HVAV equipment.

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Pat

Great ideas but I shutter at doing so much work even though there are a few things I need to do. cheers cvc

Apr 04, 2017 08:58 AM #14
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Roy, the annual service for the HVAC is a great service to do annually. Thanks for stopping by  I hope you have a great afternoon.

Apr 04, 2017 09:11 AM #15
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Curtis, I know the feeling I am trying to find the time to start mine. Thanks for stopping by I hope you have a great afternoon.

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Pat

Just came back to say hello, cheers cvc

May 10, 2017 07:57 AM #17
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