The tough winters we endure in Grand Traverse County make it hard to believe that spring is already upon us. With the snow melting as temperatures creep up, now’s the perfect time to prepare your spring home maintenance checklist.
Top to Bottom Maintenance
So, where should you start with your spring maintenance? Logically, it makes sense to start at the top — with your roof — and work your way down. Examine your home thoroughly if you’re able, but if not, don’t fail to hire an expert. Good home maintenance will pay off by preventing the need for costly repairs down the road.
- Roof damage. Look for loose or damaged shingles, or shingles lifted up by loose nails. Have them all repaired, as each is a potential opening for moisture that can undermine your roof. Also, check for damage caused by ice dams around the edge of your roof.
- Exterior walls. Check for water stains or holes in your home’s siding. Water stains are a sign that moisture is getting into your exterior walls.
- Rain gutters. Rain gutters that are damaged or full of debris will not channel water properly away from your home.
- Front and back yard. Pick up any debris in your yard, and flag dead trees and limbs for removal.
- Outdoor HVAC unit. Inspect the outdoor compressor/condenser of your HVAC system for damage, and remove any weeds and debris around the unit. Look into the metal grille and if you see leaves, remove the grille and clear them out. Then, check the condenser fins to see if they’re bent or dirty. Report all problems to your HVAC service technician when you schedule your HVAC system maintenance check.
- Foundation. Inspect your home’s foundation for cracks, and hire an expert to inject epoxy for repairs.
For expert advice on completing the HVAC tasks on your spring home maintenance list, contact Team Bob’s Heating Cooling Plumbing in Grand Traverse County. We’ve been providing unmatched customer service for more than 30 years.
Our goal is to help educate our customers in Traverse City, Michigan and surrounding areas about energy and home comfort issues (specific to HVAC systems). For more information about home maintenance and other HVAC topics, download our free Home Comfort Resource guide.
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