Blog The Ultimate Home Maintenance Checklist for Spring
The Ultimate Home Maintenance Checklist for Spring
Tuesday, April 3, 2018
Although winter is trying to hold on a bit longer in Kansas City, spring is right around the corner. Your home can take a beating during the winter months, and spring maintenance is imperative to keep your home functioning as it should. Here is a step-by-step plan to get your home in tip-top shape. Check and replace the filters of your heating and cooling systems.
Remove excess dust from your air by removing vent covers and cleaning them with soap and hot water.
To avoid wasting water, check the flapper on your toilet.
Clean faucets with a toothbrush. If you have mineral buildup around your faucets, consider installing a water softener, which removes the minerals in your water to protect your pipes and faucets from corrosion.
Clear registers and vents of anything blocking airflow. Make sure furniture and rugs are moved to ensure proper airflow throughout your home.
To prevent basement flooding, make sure the gutters slope downward, and that there is at least four feet between the house and the outlet. You can do this by adding an extension hose or using a splash guard.
Check your outdoor HVAC unit. Clear debris off the unit and the surrounding area, and wash down with a hose.