The warm months in the Twin Cities are here and while you’re enjoying some extra hours of daylight, it’s also a great time to catch up on some maintenance tasks that have been neglected during the winter. While your list might vary a little, here is a great starter list to help you tackle some of those much needed maintenance chores this season.
• Yard Maintenance – It’s time to schedule that weekend yard project. Trim trees and shrubs, mow the lawn and plant some flowers. Clear debris from rain gutters and if needed add new mulch and correct drainage issues.
• Touch up Paint and Siding – Review the exterior of your home for chipping paint or worn siding. Examine the trim as well as areas by the ground for signs of moisture intrusion and repair any area showing wear.
• Furnace and HVAC Systems – Have your furnace and air conditioning systems serviced and cleaned. • Clean and Inspect the Chimney – Another common fire and safety concern is the chimney. Order a cleaning and make sure there is a spark arrester which meets current codes.
• Check the Roof – Check for evidence of roof leaks and correct any current problem. This is also a good time to repair any old water damage in ceilings in the home, garage or attic.
Spend a little time this summer to prepare while the days are long and the weather is mild.