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Exterior Spring Cleaning

by Tom Stachler,ABR,CDPE - Group One Realty Team

Spring Maintenance Checklist

Spring is here! Last week we did a blog on Spring Cleaning the interior of the Home. This week we will focus on exterior tasks that are good to do every year to make sure your house is functioning at its best. Being a property owner in Washtenaw County is fulfilling when you take care of your home and spring time in Michigan is the best time to do so. 

 

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Exterior 

  • Repair glazing and caulk around windows and doos
  • Repair cracked bricks and missing motor 
  • Repair freeze/thaw cracks in drives and walks 
  • Repair, prime, and paint areas with peeling paint 
  • Remove debris from yard and high traffic areas 
  • Search for signs of colonized insects or pests 

Roof 

  • Check your roof for damage or missing shingles 
  • Check for cracked flashing or damaged caulk seals 
  • Trim branches and trees away from the roof 

Structure 

  • Check basement and foundation walls for cracks 
  • Check your chimney for cracks and leaks 
  • Check your crawl for moisture 

Water Control 

  • Test your sump pump for proper operation 
  • Clean your gutters and window wells 
  • Extend downspouts away from your foundation 
  • Make sure grading flows water away from house or other structures 

Fuel Services 

  • Check your gas/oil tank for odors and leaks 

Property 

  • Test your lawn mower and trimmer 
  • Treat your lawn with fertilizer and pest control 
  • Power wash and seal your deck and patio
  • Remove your outdoor furniture from storage 
  • Dewinterize and start lawn sprinklers 

Tom Stachler is a Michigan licensed real estate Broker and Builder working in the Ann Arbor, Saline and Dexter Real Estate markets.  Please refer to the helpful Links above for more information about Buying or selling real estate, homes and condos when searching for one of the area's best real estate brokers. 

Spring Maintenance Interior Checklist

by Tom Stachler,ABR,CDPE - Group One Realty Team

Spring Maintenance Checklist

Spring is here! That means Spring Cleaning. In Michigan, we experience all four seasons, and it is important we take care of our homes during those transitions. From winter to spring is an important transition for your Home. Here is some tips on how to maintenance the interior of your home to avoid future problems. Check back next week for tips on spring maintenance for the exterior of your home. 

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Interior

  • Remove storm windows, install screens
  • Clean and lubricate window channels
  • Clean glass on windows and doors
  • Reverse ceiling fans to direct heat upwards

 

Insulation and Ventilation

  • Test your dehumidifier
  • Check attic for proper ventilation
  • Clean your dryer vent
  • Check vent for birds or other pests

 

Electrical Systems

  • Test all smoke detectors and CO detectors, replace batteries
  • Test and reset your GCFI and AFCI outlets/breakers

 

HVAC

  • Change your filters
  • Hire an HVAC contractor to service your system
  • Install window AC units and ensure proper fit

 

Plumbing

  • Fix all fixtures for leaks
  • Check tile joints, grout, and caulking
  • Remove hoses from storage and open spigots
  • Check faucets and valves for leaks or damage
  • Check washing machine hose

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Tom Stachler is a licensed broker and builder in the Washtenaw area. working in the Ann Arbor, Saline and Dexter Real Estate markets.  Please refer to the helpful Links above for more information about Buying or selling real estate, homes and condos when searching for one of the area's best real estate brokers. 

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