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Spring Into Home Maintenance

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Real Estate Broker/Owner with HomeRome Realty 410-530-2400 311291

Caring for your home can seem daunting, but it doesn't have to be! You can keep your home safe and in good condition by following easy steps. Here are some things you can do to help keep your home in great shape: 

- Check your roof every spring for any damage or missing shingles. If you find any problems, call a professional to fix them. Don't use a pressure washer on your roof, which can cause damage. 

Clean your gutters and downspouts, and confirm they're attached securely to your home. Fix any leaks to make sure the water drains away from your house. 

- Look for cracks in your driveway, walkways, and pool deck. Repair them as soon as possible to avoid more significant problems later. 

- Check your outside faucets to make sure they're not leaking and the is flowing correctly. 

- Keep your air conditioning unit clean and replace the filters regularly. Have a professional check it out to make sure it's working efficiently. 

- Inspect your deck for damage and make any necessary repairs. Use a power washer to clean it up, and add a protective coating to help it last longer.

 

- Check your sprinklers before the summer to make sure they work. 

- Repair torn screens on your windows and doors, and keep them clean. 

- Do some yard cleanup in the spring, trimming overgrowth and tidying up flower beds. Add some fertilizer to help your plants grow. 

- Confirm all your safety devices, such as smoke detectors, carbon monoxide detectors, fire extinguishers, and exhaust fans, are working correctly.

 

- Check your basement and attic for any signs of moisture or mold, and have your furnace checked by a professional. 

Identify things in your home, like the water shut-off valve, gas, and electricity controls, and how to change furnace filters. Don't forget to take care of your home – it's where you live, after all!

Take action today to keep your home comfortable and safe.

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Dennis Neal
RE/MAX, Big Bear - Big Bear Lake, CA
Your Home Sold in 21 Days or We Sell It For Free

Hi, Margaret. The simple things make such a big difference. Spring cleaning is one of them. Thank you for sharing. Happy Easter.

Mar 31, 2024 06:14 PM
Margaret Rome Baltimore 410-530-2400
HomeRome Realty 410-530-2400 - Pikesville, MD
Sell Your Home With Margaret Rome

Spring cleaning and maintenance can make a big difference. Thank you for taking the time to comment. Dennis Neal 

Mar 31, 2024 06:40 PM
John Pusa
Glendale, CA

Hello Margaret Rome Baltimore 410-530-2400 these are very valuable list of home maintenance tips for Spring. Happy Easter!

Mar 31, 2024 09:10 PM
Michael Jacobs
Pasadena, CA
Pasadena And Southern California 818.516.4393

Hello Margaret - a regular home maintenance plan is excellent preparation for better living. Nothing (and no one) lasts forever.  

Apr 01, 2024 02:47 AM
Michael Elliott
Fathom Realty - Burlington Township, NJ
Burlington, New Jersey Residential Sales

Many great tips here, Margaret, thanks for the reminders.   My deck is a mess, and I just want to rip it out and replace wit a patio.

Apr 01, 2024 04:38 AM
Wayne Martin
Wayne M Martin - Chicago, IL
Real Estate Broker - Retired

Good morning Margaret. You can do it now proactively and at less expense than ignoring it and paying big time down the road. Choose wisely. Enjoy your day.

Apr 01, 2024 05:05 AM
Brian England
Ambrose Realty Management LLC - Gilbert, AZ
MBA, GRI, REALTOR® Real Estate in East Valley AZ

There is always plenty of maintenance to be done around the home and you have provided a good list!

Apr 01, 2024 05:32 AM
Bill Salvatore - East Valley
Arizona Elite Properties - Chandler, AZ
Realtor - 602-999-0952 / em: golfArizona@cox.net

One thing for sure, owning property, you are always doing maintainance.  The Spring is the perfect time. great information. Thanks for sharing it.

Have a super fantastic week!

 

Bill Salvatore, Realtor- Arizona Elite Properties

Apr 01, 2024 05:42 AM
George Souto
George Souto NMLS #65149 FHA, CHFA, VA Mortgages - Middletown, CT
Your Connecticut Mortgage Expert

Margaret I spread out my home maintenance throughout the year.  But Spring is the kick start to all my special projects

Apr 01, 2024 02:41 PM
Dorie Dillard Austin TX
Coldwell Banker Realty ~ 512.750.6899 - Austin, TX
NW Austin ~ Canyon Creek and Spicewood/Balcones

Good evening Margaret,

Great list of maintenance tips for your home. I always have a list going and I just got my trees trimmed, my deck stained and my front door sanded, stained and varnished with a satin finish! I'm trying to get ready as soon as all these darn tassels stop falling from our live oaks to have my pool cover taken off!

Apr 01, 2024 06:03 PM
Sangeeta Bhunia
SBSigning - Towson, MD
I am Mobile Notary Loan Signing Agent in Baltimore

Love to do home maintenance, really enjoy them until it becomes too expensive. 

Apr 11, 2024 08:00 AM