1. Check Gutters & Downspouts
After the last frost has passed, it’s important to have your gutters and downspouts cleaned and repaired. Clogged gutters and downspouts can cause the wood trim at the eaves to rot, and that can invite all kinds of critters into your attic space.
2. Fix Outdoor Cracks
Freezing and thawing is rough on concrete, asphalt and other hardscaping materials. Take a walk around your property to look for damage to walkways, paths and driveways, and schedule repairs as needed. Asphalt can often be patched, but damaged concrete may need to be replaced entirely.
3. Examine Roof & Chimney
storms can take quite a toll on the roof. When spring arrives, start by making a simple visual inspection of your roof and chimney. If you see any signs of damage be sure to call an inspector to take a better look at the issue.
4. Check Power Equipment
Away goes the snow blower and in comes the lawn mower! The last thing you want to happen when you bring out the lawn tools is to find out they are no longer working. It only takes 5 minutes to check and will save you a trip to a small engine mechanic in the future when everyone is buying them!
5. Replace Furnace Filter & Schedule Air-Conditioning Service
Just because it gets cool doesn’t mean it’s working efficiently. To get the longest life out of your cooling system and keep it running as efficiently as possible, change the filters at least once each season (every 3 months), and hire a licensed professional to service the equipment before the start of summer.