As winter weather warms into spring days that welcome you outside into the sunshine, you may also feel the pull to begin your home maintenance task list. You know you need to organize the yard, pull plants, check the roof, and look at the decking, but there may be other small items that become forgotten in the hubbub of trying to get the more substantial upkeep done on your home. Here are four home jobs that you don’t want to forget if you want to keep your home secure.
The filter on your heating and cooling system needs to be changed regularly, but if you are like most homeowners, you probably don’t change it monthly. Make an appointment to have an HVAC technician come out and check the unit while he or she is changing your filter.
If you had fires to keep your home toasty during the winter, you could have a buildup of creosote inside the flue walls. Contact a DC chimney sweep for a thorough cleaning of the entire system, including the upper pipes. While he or she is on the roof, they can also check for cracks, insects, or other problems.
Your screens may have been battered by winter winds, causing them to be covered in grime and silt. If you plan on opening your windows during the spring and summer, make sure you clean the screens before you allow all that grit and filth to be sucked into your home. Use soap and water to remove a whole year’s worth of dirt.
Your home’s windows can suffer from the extremes of cold and heat during the seasons by developing cracks in the caulking. Have your local handyman remove the old caulk and put some new sealer in. You will save money on heating and cooling by keeping your building envelop secure.
If you want to keep your home protected, remember to add these four things to your maintenance list. You will be thankful you did when the summer’s heat or winter winds strike.