As the seasons change and things start to warm up again, it’s time to start thinking about the 7 ways to ready your Lake Orion home for spring.
attic ventilation should equal approximately 1 sq.ft of vent area for every 300 sq.ft of attic.
get the yard cleaned up from all the debris that’s blown down – rake up loose leaves and needles – move debris from roofs and gutters – haul off limbs and other debris.
Check Windows And Screens
remove and wash all the screens – look for small holes in the screens that are going to let insects in – clean all the windows inside and out – lubricate window locks and sliding mechanisms as needed.
Check And Adjust Grade
look for areas where soil seems too high or too low in relation to your home – for every foot extending horizontally out from the house the soil drops at least 1/4 inch vertically.
Condition Yard Tools
replace broken or damaged handles, clean and condition metal parts – tighten fittings and fasteners, sharpen cutting tools and mower blades, service engines and belts in lawn mowers and other power equipment.
Change Furnace Filters
replace furnace filters that have become choked with dust from the winter heating season – this is especially important if you have central air conditioning.
Check Smoke Detectors
replace the batteries, clean the covers, test the detector’s operation before it’s too late.
references: paul bianchina, inman news, efrogpond, donsrealty.net