With Spring right around the corner, now is a great time to knock out some of those home maintenance items that hung on from last season.  Here are a few items that you can knock off the to-do list before Summer gets here!

Clean Out Your Gutters
Throw on some gloves and grab a ladder!  During the Fall and Winter months, gutters tend to fill with debris from trees and clog up the system causing poor drainage and potential water issues.  Clean out as much as you can with your hands, then use a garden hose to rinse out the rest.

Window Repairs
It is almost time to open the windows and let the fresh air in.  Now is a great time to repair or replace damaged screens or broken windows.  While you are at it, take the time to do a window cleaning to make them really shine.

Replace Your Filters
Now is a great time to replace all of your household filters including water, hood and air conditioner filters. Most of the time, you should replace these filters every 3-6 months depending on the system you are maintaining.

Vacuum Your Lint Hose
You may not think of it, but the lint hose from your dryer can become clogged and pose a fire danger. The good news is that it is super easy to clean out.  Simply disconnect the dryer vent from the back of the dryer and use a vent brush to remove any built-up lint.

Test Your Smoke Alarms
A good rule of thumb is to change the smoke alarm batteries when you change your clocks for Daylight Savings Time. This is a quick, easy maintenance task that could save your life!

These are just a few simple tasks that can help you keep your home in top condition.  If you are looking for a new home, or considering selling your current home, contact Team Couch of Birch Realty Group today!