March Home Maintenance & Safety Checklist
Spring is just around the corner! It’s time to prepare your home for the new season with our March Home Maintenance and Safety Checklist. Stay ahead of potential problems and keep your home in great condition with these tasks!
Check Outside Faucets
You would think you could notice a water leak immediately, but that’s usually untrue. A slow leak often causes damage so that you won’t notice it immediately. Checking your outside faucets for water leaks is an important task that should not be overlooked. Leaking faucets not only waste water but can also cause damage to your home’s foundation and exterior, leading to costly repairs. Water leaks can also attract pests and insects, leading to further problems. Also, leaks can result in higher water bills, so addressing them immediately is essential. It’s a quick and easy task that can save you money and prevent more significant problems. Inspect your outside faucets to protect your property.
Clean The Garage
Dirt, sludge and mud from winter tend to get tracked into the garage and trapped in spots. Items often get stored in the garage during winter. You may have ‘lost’ a few things in the garage during the winter months. Schedule a dedicated time to clean your garage and do some organizing.
Check Exterior Water Drainage Areas
With winter winds, leaves falling, and dirt trapped by sludge and ice, you should check your rain gutters and downspouts. Water blockage is a leading cause of damage to a home. You should also check your exterior ground areas too. Standing groundwater and water backups risk your foundation’s integrity and can cause potential damage in other areas.
Clean The Shower Heads
Cleaning your showerheads on a regular basis is an important task that helps maintain the overall health and the cleanliness of your bathroom. Over time, mineral deposits, mold, and bacteria can accumulate inside your showerheads, leading to reduced water pressure, unpleasant odors, and even potential health risks. When you take a shower, these contaminants can become airborne and potentially inhaled, which can cause respiratory issues, skin irritations, and other health problems. Regular cleaning of your showerheads can help prevent the buildup of these contaminants, ensuring that the water coming out of your shower is clean and safe to use. It can also help prolong the lifespan of your showerhead and prevent clogs that can lead to plumbing issues. Cleaning your showerheads is a simple and quick task that can have a big impact on your health and the cleanliness of your home.
Check Lawn Equipment
While you’re cleaning your garage (and storage shed) set aside the lawn and garden equipment. Checking your lawn and garden equipment in the spring is an important task that can help ensure that your equipment is in good working condition and can make your gardening and lawn maintenance tasks easier and more efficient. After a long winter, it’s important to inspect your equipment for any damage, wear and tear, or needed repairs. This can include inspecting and sharpening the blades on your lawnmower, checking the air filters, oil levels, and spark plugs, and ensuring that your gardening tools are in good condition. By checking your equipment in March, you can identify any issues before they become major problems and prevent unexpected breakdowns during the peak gardening season. It can also help prolong the lifespan of your equipment and prevent potential safety hazards. Taking the time to check and maintain your lawn and garden equipment now can save you time and money in the long run and help ensure a healthy and beautiful lawn and garden.
Prepare AC Unit
Preparing your air conditioning (AC) unit in March is an important task that can help ensure that your system is ready to handle the hot summer months ahead. During the winter, your AC unit may have accumulated debris or suffered from potential damage due to cold weather, which can impact its performance and efficiency. By preparing your AC unit, you can ensure that it’s in good working condition, so it can keep your home comfortable during the warmer days ahead. This can include changing air filters, cleaning debris from the unit, checking for damage, and ensuring that the system is properly lubricated. A well-maintained AC unit can also help reduce energy bills, increase the lifespan of the system, and prevent unexpected breakdowns.
Clean Washing Machine
Cleaning your washing machine helps keep your clothes clean, fresh, and free of germs and bacteria. Over time, soap scum, dirt, and bacteria can accumulate inside the washing machine drum, leading to unpleasant odors, stains on clothes, and even potential health risks. Regular cleaning of your washing machine can help prevent the buildup of these contaminants and ensure that your clothes are thoroughly cleaned and sanitized. It can also help prolong the lifespan of your washing machine by preventing clogs and reducing the risk of damage. A clean washing machine can also help reduce energy bills by improving the system’s efficiency. It’s a simple task that can significantly impact the cleanliness of your clothes and the efficiency of your washing machine.
Don’t let spring showers damage your home! By following this checklist, you can keep your home in good condition and help avoid any costly repairs down the line.