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April Home Maintenance Checklist

As spring is in full swing, it's time to give your home some attention and care. Here's a checklist to help you stay on top of your home maintenance tasks in April:

  1. Inspect and Clean Gutters:

  • Clear out any debris, leaves, and dirt from your gutters.

  • Ensure downspouts are directing water away from the foundation.

  1. Check Roof and Attic:

  • Inspect the roof for any missing or damaged shingles.

  • Examine the attic for leaks, signs of pests, or water damage.

  1. Service Your HVAC System:

  • Schedule a professional to service your air conditioning system before the summer heat.

  • Replace or clean air filters.

  1. Clean Windows and Screens:

  • Wash windows inside and out.

  • Clean or repair window screens.

  1. Inspect and Clean Outdoor Furniture:

  • Check for any damage or rust on outdoor furniture.

  • Clean cushions and fabric.

  1. Test and Clean Outdoor Lighting:

  • Test outdoor lights and replace bulbs as needed.

  • Wipe down fixtures and remove any debris.

  1. Inspect and Seal Windows and Doors:

  • Check for drafts and seal any gaps around windows and doors.

  • Consider re-caulking if necessary.

  1. Prep Your Lawn and Garden:

  • Start mowing your lawn regularly.

  • Prune bushes and trees as needed.

  1. Check Sprinkler System:

  • Test your sprinkler system and adjust as necessary.

  • Look for any damaged sprinkler heads.

  1. Inspect and Clean Chimney:

  • If you have a fireplace, schedule a professional chimney inspection and cleaning.

  1. Check for Plumbing Leaks:

  • Inspect under sinks and around toilets for any water leaks.

  • Test sump pump functionality.

  1. Inspect Outdoor Drains:

  • Ensure outdoor drains are clear of debris to prevent water buildup.

  1. Clean Dryer Vents:

  • Remove lint buildup from dryer vents to prevent fire hazards.

  1. Inspect and Clean Siding:

  • Check siding for any damage or mold growth.

  • Clean siding with a pressure washer if needed.

  1. Inspect and Clean Deck/Patio:

  • Check for any loose boards or nails on your deck or patio.

  • Sweep and clean the area.

Completing these tasks will help ensure that your home is well-maintained and ready for the warmer months ahead.



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