Don’t Beware the Ides of March!

Sunday, 15 March 2020 14:31
With all that is in the news lately, it’s easy to spring to panic. We wish you and your family safety and ease as we forge through these troubling times. Wash your hands!

As we step into spring, there are lots of tasks you can do as a homeowner to stay on top of home maintenance. We’ve come up with a few handy seasonal to-do’s.

Don’t Beware the Ides of March:

Check the roof.- Look for damaged or missing shingles and signs of rusting, cracking or leaking.

Clean out the gutters. Clear all leaves and debris out of the gutters and downspouts. Make sure downspouts face away from the foundation of your home for proper draining.

Inspect the concrete. Take a walk around your property to look for cracking in the driveway, walkways or pool deck.

Check outside faucets and Run the sprinklers. Inspect hose faucets for freeze damage. Turn your sprinklers on to check if the system is still working properly. Look for leaks or broken sprinkler heads.

Inspect the air conditioning unit. Remove debris from around the cooling unit, and change the filters. Spring is also the ideal time to schedule a professional HVAC tune-up.

Give the deck some attention. Check the deck for signs of water stains, discoloration and warping. Look for rusty or loose nails, and make sure the railings and stairs are safely secured. Replace rotting or lifting boards.

Inspect windows and doors, check for cracks or holes and repair as necessary.

Inspect the basement and attic. Check the walls and floors for water stains, mold and leaks.

Perform routine home safety checks. Change the batteries in smoke detectors, make sure fire extinguishers are still intact with the needle in the green zone and check that exhaust fans are working properly.

We believe it is in times of uncertainty that our true character shines through and steadfast commitment and common sense help us all find our way through. This is one of those times and we have the utmost confidence that all of us can collectively lead each other through this. Stay calm, stay in communication and focus on staying healthy.

We’ve got your back.

Wishing you a beautiful start to the season! If you have any questions about buying or selling your home, please feel free to contact us.