Maintenance/Housekeeping Tips

Just a few springtime maintenance check offs that are best done in the spring

  1. Change the direction of your ceiling fans
  2. You should change the rotation of your ceiling fans twice a year to increase energy efficiency, putting less strain on your heating and cooling systems. Running a ceiling fan properly in the winter can help you save up to 10% on your heating bill. When you change the direction of the fan, you change the way the air moves, more effectively heating or cooling a room.

3.  Clean out exhaust fans to prevent mold

4. Double check your downspout Take a look around the perimeter of your home to check for downspouts that have become detached from your home. If downspouts become detached or faulty, water will not get directed away from the home and can lead to water intrusion or even foundation issues. This is a minor fix that can save you major cash down the road.

5. Gut the gutters

6. Maintain your roof

Homeowners dread a roof replacement but maintaining the one you have can increase its lifespan. Taking care of roof issues will also help the heating and cooling systems of the home operate more efficiently and prevent leaks in the roof that lead to water damage.

7. Wash your siding

8. Touch up exterior paint

9. Trim up the trees

10. Change out your HVAC filters

11. Unclog your disposal

Disposals are a great kitchen tool, but they’re a distraction as soon as they clog up and smell. You should clean out your disposal monthly, using The Spruce’s recommended combination of citrus, salt, and baking soda.

12. Wash your washing machine

13. Maintain your fire extinguisher

14. Remove lint and build up from your dryer vents

15. Inspect your window and door seals