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SPRING forward with a Happy Home!

Spring is just around the corner, which means we all need to set our clocks ahead an hour – Daylight savings is March 11, 2018. Why not use this extra daylight to give your home a little TLC as well? Dig out those old jeans and rubber gloves and get to work! Wisdom Real Estate is here to help…with a handy little Spring home maintenance checklist:

Spring Home Maintenance

In spring, focus on freshening up your home and protecting your property against the season’s strong wind and rains.

Outdoor Tasks:

  • Clean gutters and downspouts
  • Inspect roof and chimney for cracks and damage
  • Touch up peeling or damaged paint
  • Wash all windows, inside and out
  • Install screens on windows and doors
  • Clean outdoor furniture
  • Service your lawn mower
  • Fertilize your lawn

Indoor Tasks:

  • Test smoke and carbon monoxide detectors when you set clocks forward
  • Dust behind appliances – clean refrigerator coils ensure it’s running as efficient as possible
  • If your basement has a sump pump, test it by dumping a large bucket of water into the basin of the sump pump. This should activate the sump pump. If it does not switch on or if it’s not pumping water, it may need to be serviced by a professional. Also, check for and remove any debris and make sure there are no leaks
  • Wash and change seasonal bedding
  • Dust blinds and vacuum curtains throughout your house
  • Clean kitchen and bathroom cabinets and throw away outdated food, medicine, and cosmetics
  • Deep clean the carpets
  • Run vinegar and a hot water cycle through your dishwasher and washing machine
  • If you don’t love it, get rid of it!


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