As the spring season kicks into gear, it’s time to start thinking about home maintenance tasks that need to be tackled in the month of April! Use this checklist as a starting point to start your month right!
Check for soil settlement:
As the snow melts, it also carries away loose dirt that shifted during the freezing and thaw. It is important to refill these spots with additional topsoil so that water doesn’t accumulate, especially next to your house.
Inspect concrete for cracks:
Seasonal temperatures and varying precipitation may cause cracking in your sidewalks and driveway. Frost penetration can also cause heaving or settlement and change the direction of surface drainage. Remembering to reseal your concrete is the best way to prevent the damage caused by the cold.
Pressure wash your exterior:
Maintaining your home’s exterior is essential, and pressure-washing the deck, porch, sidewalks, and sides of your house is an effective way to improve its appearance and promote its longevity. The buildup of dirt, grime, and mildew over time can be detrimental to your home’s wood and siding, causing damage if left untreated. Thus, pressure-washing is not only an aesthetic upgrade but also a necessary home maintenance item to keep your home healthy.
Remember to do these every month:
- Check the batteries in your smoke and CO2 Detectors
- Replace or clean your furnace air filter
- Clean your hood range filter