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All You Need To Know About Home Spring Maintenance

Posted Apr 2nd, 2018 in Media, General, Insurance Tips, Home Insurance, Did You Know?, In the News

It’s important to schedule annual spring maintenance for your home, but you might be thinking “what should that include?” We’ve outlined everything you need to know about spring maintenance.

All You Need To Know About Home Spring Maintenance, Youngs Insurance, Ontario

When it comes to annual spring maintenance, it should include inspecting your outdoor property, as well as the interior and exterior of your home.

Inspect your home, with these spring maintenance tips  

Outdoor Inspection:

  • Clean your outdoor furniture and make sure it is free from mildew or rust
  • Carefully inspect your barbecue – ensure propane isn’t leaking and inspect all burner jets and connections
  • Check to make sure your lawn equipment is in good working order or if they are need of any repairs
  • Make sure your patio and deck boards aren’t splintering

Interior Inspection:

  • Check your attic and basement for cracks and leaks in the foundation
  • Do a thorough cleaning of all the rooms – dust, vacuum, and mop! 
  • Spring is a good time to schedule a professional tune-up for your heating and cooling unit to ensure it is working properly and efficiently
  • Check all plumbing and look for leaks in the faucets and pipes

Exterior Inspection:

  • Ensure the shingles on your roof haven’t lifted and make sure shingles aren’t missing
  • Check your eavestroughs and downspouts for water staining or debris
  • Make sure the caulking on your windows has remained intact
  • Look for cracks in the walls and foundation

Help water drain properly

Remove all debris from your downspouts and gutters so water can properly drain.  It’s also beneficial to clean debris from the catch basins on the road so that water can drain into the sewer.

Have a backup plan

You can install a sewer backwater valve – this will help minimize the amount of water that could potentially enter your home through the floor drain causing flooding and damage.

We hope you found these spring home maintenance tips helpful and if you are looking for more spring tips for the home, be sure to check out Quick Tips to Prevent Spring Thaw Flooding.

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