Spring Checklist

April 7, 2016

-Test your smoke detector and change the batteries (Remember, a smoke detector only lasts for 10 years)

-Check your electrical outlets for potential fire hazards (are they overloaded? Fraying?)

-Check your water heater for leaks or corrosion. Manufactures suggest that the average life expectancy of a water heater is about 8-12 years if it is serviced properly.

-Clean out gutters and downspouts. This will help prevent rot and the wear and tear that comes from clogged gutters.

-Clean or replace your furnace filter. This is a good way to keep pollutants from entering your home and to keep your furnace running smoothly.

-Clean out the clothes dryer exhaust vent and area under the dryer. Make sure to remove all lint and other materials.

-Check for damage to your roof. Are there loose or missing shingles? Fixing these would help to avoid any water coming in.

-Check for flashing damage around the chimney’s, furnace vents, and roof edges. Fixing this would also help you avoid any water from damaging your home.

-Examine the caulk around your doors, windows, vents and other areas. Replace the caulk if necessary. This will prevent excess moisture from entering your home.

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