April Home Maintenance

Spring is here or just around the corner so these 12 cleaning routines, inspections and tune ups deal with looking for damage and getting ready to spend more time outdoors.

By Gene And Katie Hamilton

Monthly Chores Checklist and Inspections

April Checklist April
  • Replace filters or wash permanent ones in heating system
  • Change batteries in carbon monoxide and smoke alarms
  • Clean out and organize the attic
  • Clean and inspect gutters and downspouts
  • Inspect the siding and foundation for damage from pests, cracks or weather
  • Inspect insulation for gaps and remove vent covers
  • Inspect heat pump or air conditioning unit and clear debris
  • Clean out fireplace and wood stove and have chimney and flue cleaned
  • Tune up gas grill
  • Tune up lawn mower and other power equipment
  • Turn on outdoor water spigots
  • Apply pre-emergent on lawns to curb growth of weeds
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