March Maintenance Guide

March 1, 2018

 

March is here.  Use this month to prep for your outdoor work You’ll want to tune up your lawnmower and service any other outdoor equipment that helps you in the yard.  As you walk around your home outside, take a look at the structure and see what needs taking care of. Your roof should be clear of moss, branches and leaves, so should your gutters. The siding may need to be cleaned or painted so if you need to get quotes contact Let Me Fix It Handyman Service at 402-401-4176.

Although many of us are anxious to get out into the yard this month, there are still plenty of important projects to get done on the inside too. Transition months like March are perfect for reorganizing closets and putting away winter items and getting out the summer gear. Roofs and gutters are the first defense for keeping the home dry and free from mold, so make sure the gutters and downspouts are clear for the spring thaw and rain. If spring storms or flooding is expected in your area, prepare your home for potential floods.

 

March 14 – 20 is Fix A Leak Week, sponsored by the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA). Take a look around your home and look for obvious leaks in toilets, showers, faucets or sprinkler systems. It’s estimated that 10% of homes in the U.S. have leaks that waste as much as 90 gallons or more each day. Fortunately, many of these leaks are easy to fix.  If you’ve been meaning to replace your toilets or faucets, look for the WaterSense label.

 

March Home Maintenance Tasks
  • Perform monthly smoke alarm test. Holding down the button tests the actual sound, but a more accurate test is to mimic the alarm’s ability to detect smoke. 

  • Start cleaning up flower beds and apply any nutrients or mulch (lpreferably an organic fertilizer or compost)

  • Locate and remove early signs of bird nests or pests

  • Inspect the basement or attic for signs of water damage

  • Start your spring cleaning by washing the windows and tackling the places inside that contribute to allergens (like under the bed). 

 

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