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March 7, 2019
Don’t Forget To SPRING AHEAD This Weekend!
It may be bitterly cold today, but spring is right around the corner!
Changing the clocks is a great reminder to take care of some annual tasks around your house. We’ve put together a quick spring ahead checklist of important maintenance steps to help you spring into the next season with ease:
- Replace Batteries
Change the batteries in your smoke and carbon monoxide detectors. Test them as well.
- Prevent Water Damage
Test/inspect your home’s sump pump to ensure it’s ready to combat April’s showers!
- Screen Your Windows
If you removed your window’s exterior screens it’s a great time to clean & replace them!
- Get Rid Of Lint
The lint trap isn’t the only place that needs to be cleaned. Your dryer’s hoses and vents should be de-linted annually.
- Test GFCI Outlets
Plug a lamp into the GFCI outlet + press ‘test’. This should cut the power to the lamp. Press reset to reactivate + repeat with each outlet. (Been a while since your last electrical safety inspection? Contact us today!)
- Check Your Security
Test all window and door locks, handles, knobs and deadbolts throughout your home to ensure that the house is safe + secure.
- Change Your Filter
Your HVAC system’s filters should be changed every 4 months. (This is included in our tune up service!)
- Book Your Tune-Up
It may be cold now, but the warmer weather isn’t too far away! Get your annual a/c tune up on the schedule now + save.
- Locate + Inspect
Ensure that your fire extinguisher is easy to access. Wipe it down, inspect it for damage + check the expiration date.
- Vacuum Your Mattress
Shake baking soda on both your mattress + box spring. Thoroughly vacuum both.
- Scrub The Hood Filter
Remove your stove’s hood filter, scrub away grease + grime thoroughly + replace it when it dries.
- Clean The Fans
Turn off the power and clean each bathroom fan to extend their life + operating efficiency.