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Tips for Spring

  • Check and clean central air conditioning system.

  • Replace or clean make up air filters per manufacturer's recommendations.

  • Clean or replace furnace filter as needed

  • Clean range hood filter.

  • Clean dryer vent.

  • Check adjustment of door thresholds.

  • Check smoke detectors and carbon monoxide detectors.

  • Check and clean sump pump and pit.

  • Fertilize lawn and control weeds.

  • Turn on exterior faucets, if shut off for winter.

  • Check gutters and downspouts and clean if needed.

  • Wash windows and the exterior of the house to remove dust and dirt.

  • Maintain proper grades for drainage away from the house. -- Watch our How To video.

  • If the house is exposed to a hail or wind storm, contact a professional to examine the roof for damage.

  • Check roof periodically for loose vent flashing and shingles.

  • Check and repair or seal coat asphalt driveway as needed.

  • If landscaping, call Gopher State One at 800-252-1166 to locate underground utility lines before digging.