MAKE IT RIGHT – MIKE HOLMES HAS SPOKEN – HERE IS YOUR SPRING MAINTENANCE CHECKLIST

  • Install new batteries in smoke alarms & carbon monoxide detectors
  • Test & dust all detectors (testing at least once a month)
  • Replace furnace filter
  • Inspect bathroom & kitchen caulking— re-caulk as needed
  • Test kitchen & bathroom exhaust fans
  • Clean kitchen exhaust hood & filter
  • Vacuum refrigerator coils
  • Schedule air conditioning inspection
  • Check fire extinguishers (at least once a month)
  • Clean gutters, check for leaks & make sure they are attached securely
  • Clean & seal deck (if needed)
  • Check foundation for cracks & leaks
  • Check exterior paint & touch up as needed
  • Check siding & masonry for damage & schedule repairs
  • Remove storm windows & install screens
  • Replace damaged window screens
  • Inspect caulking around windows and re-caulk if cracking
  • Check roof for damage & schedule re-roofing if needed
  • Check attic for leaks, mould, moisture intrusion, fire hazards & critters
  • Get rid of surface mould
  • Schedule annual dryer exhaust cleaning & check up
  • Check water heater for leaks
  • Schedule a maintenance and/or energy efficiency inspection