1. CHECK OUTSIDE FAUCETS
You would think you can notice a water leak immediately, but that’s usually not the case.
Damage is often caused from a slow leak which means you won’t notice it right away. Inspect your outside faucets to protect your property.
2. CLEAN YOUR GARAGE
Dirt, sludge and mud from winter tend to get tracked into the garage and trapped in spots.
Items often get stored in the garage during winter. You may have ‘lost’ a few things in the garage during the winter months.
Take a half day, clean your garage and do some organizing. Now is a good time to clean out the storage shed too.
3. CHECK EXTERIOR WATER DRAINAGE AREAS
With winter winds, leaves falling and dirt that gets trapped by sludge and ice you should check your rain gutters and down spouts. Water blockage is a leading cause of damage to a home.
Check your ground exterior areas too. Standing ground water and water backups pose a risk to your foundation and other areas.
4. CLEAN YOUR SHOWER HEADS
Dangerous bacteria can be lurking in your shower heads. “Shower heads are great places for microbial life to persist in the home.”
5. CLEAN YOUR FAN BLADES
Dirt tends to gravitate on fan blades. It’s a breeding ground for dust mites too.
It’s easy to forget these areas because they’re often out of sight, however, not cleaning these regularly can be hazardous to your health.
6. CHECK LAWN & GARDEN EQUIPMENT
While you’re cleaning your garage (and storage shed) set aside the lawn and garden equipment. Check to be sure they’re ready for use.
7. PREPARE YOUR AIR CONDITIONER
Be ready when warm weather arrives by having your air conditioning unit prepared and ready to keep you nice and cool. Regular maintenance on your AC unit helps with its longevity and your utility bills too.
8. CLEAN YOUR WASHING MACHINE
Washing machines can be a breeding ground for bacteria if not cleaned periodically.
Cleaning your washing machine helps remove odors, keeps your machine running smoothly and helps with sanitation.
9. CLEAN BASEBOARDS
Baseboards are often missed during routine cleaning. Take some time and clean your baseboards.
Soon the windows will be open, fans running and you don’t want the dirt and grime from winter’s residue flying through your home.