Spring Maintenance & Safety For Homeowners

Springtime Open WindowWith Spring comes a feeling of renewal, we open the windows and start enjoying longer days and milder temperatures.

It’s the perfect time to take on a few simple safety and maintenance projects to protect your home and family all year-round.

 

 

Sunny Day Projects:Chimney Flashing

  • Check roof and examine shingles and flashing around plumbing vents, skylights and chimneys
  • Clean gutters and downspouts
  • Walk the perimeter of your home inspecting the foundation, identify / fill cracks or gaps
  • Visually inspect trees for damage or rot, remove dead limbs
  • Trim healthy trees and bushes away from utility lines
  • Inspect / repair uneven drive and walkways, eliminate tripping hazards
  • Tune up lawn mowers and other outdoor equipment before first use
  • Always store oil and gas in a vented, locked area

fire extinguisher guageRainy Day Projects:

  • Test and check batteries of smoke alarms and carbon monoxide detectors, replace as needed
  • Check electrical outlets for potential fire hazards, overloaded outlets, frayed wires, etc.
  • Test and check pressure and expiration date of fire extinguisher– pressure gauge should be in the “green” range– have serviced if needed and store in easily accessible location(s).
  • Make and / or review your Family Emergency Plan
  • Make and / or replenish your Home and Car Emergency Kits
  • Check water heater for leaks or corrosion
  • Clean or replace furnace and heating / cooling system filters
  • Clean lint from under / around dryer including exhaust duct

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Some Content: National Safety Council
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