Your home has been through a great deal over the last year. With children home e-learning, parents setting up home offices, more cooking, laundry and just general living being done, there is probably a nice long “honey-do” list of chores waiting for someone to tackle. And if these maintenance suggestions aren’t on that list, you might want to consider adding them.
- It’s almost time to click the thermostat button from heat to cool. But before you do, take a few minutes to give the HVAC filters a good cleaning, or replace them if you don’t have permanent filters.
- Wipe down the ceiling fan blades and light fixtures. Switch the fan blades so they rotate counterclockwise for the summer months. Call your HVAC service provider and get on the schedule for your spring/summer system checkup.
- Clean your roof and gutters. Removing moss growth and dirt can extend your roof’s lifespan. There are numerous products on the market today specifically formulated to kill moss and eliminate those unsightly black streaks.
- Wash all the outside windows and screens. Repair or replace any damaged window and door screens. Pressure wash decks, sidewalks and porches. If any wooden decks, fences or porches need to be stained or painted, make sure pollen season is over before beginning.
- Deep clean the inside clothes dryer lint trap and as much of the duct as possible. Don’t forget to clean out the exterior vent cover. Check washer machine hoses for bulges, soft spots and cracks. In fact, just to be on the safe side, go ahead and replace those old plastic hoses with nice new braided stainless steel.
- Give your stove and oven a good cleaning. And since many of us do a lot of outdoor grilling during the warmer months, now is the time to check the propane tank level, thoroughly clean your grill, inside and out, and inspect all gas grill parts including the jets, tubes and heat plates. If you are a traditionalist and prefer a charcoal grill make sure it too is clean and ready to go and start stocking up on your favorite wood chips.
- Remove all the food and tackle the refrigerator. Detach shelving, baskets and bins, clean in warm soapy water and wipe down the entire interior before replacing. Pull the unit away from the wall, vacuum the rear and bottom coils and scrub the exterior walls.
While none of these jobs sound like much fun, they are all a part of home ownership. And don’t forget, your home has been there for you over the past year, don’t you owe it a little TLC? You may have a more extensive “to-do list” that includes repairs and major maintenance concerns. Don’t worry, Closing Contactor has got your back. Give us a call today at 864-326-2640 or fill out our convenient and safe online form for more information or to schedule an appointment.