Home Maintenance Tips for Spring

April 02, 2014

Things to fix in springWith spring in full swing, it’s time to get into spring cleaning and tackle home maintenance! Whether you want to get your home ready to sell or just get your home in great shape for the year ahead, the Equifax Finance experts have a list of must-do maintenance tips.

Read below just a few of the ways to get your home back to great condition and see the full list in the article “

The Top 10 Home Maintenance Tips for Spring.”

  • Inspect pipes for leaks. Water damage can mean big insurance claims, so check for leaks in pipes and faucets as well as in hoses leading to dishwashers, washing machines and refrigerators.
  • In addition, know the location of the main water shutoff valve in your home. A damaged hose or a burst pipe can send water racing into your home. You will save yourself time and money by knowing where this valve is located and how to use it to shut off the water supply.
  • Replace smoke detector batteries. While you’re prepping your home for spring, make sure all smoke detectors have fresh batteries and are working properly.
  • Seal windows and doors. A windy winter may have damaged the seals on your windows and doors. Check caulking for decay around doors, windows, corner boards and joints, and re-caulk as needed. Be sure seals are tight to improve insulation and prevent water damage. This can also help you cut down on energy costs when it comes time to turn on the air conditioning. Check this common air leaks map from EnergyStar.Gov to see where you should concentrate your time!

There are seven more tips and directions for home preparedness and boosting curb appeal in the full article – don’t miss it!

About The Author

Read All Stories By Mitch Levinson

Mitch Levinson is the author of “Internet Marketing: The Key to Increased New Home Sales” published by BuilderBooks. He is an Internet marketing expert with expertise in search engine optimization, website development, email marketing, social media and CRM consulting services. He is known for creating effective programs that can be tracked through analytics to prove effectiveness and ROI. Mitch is founder and president of MLC New Home Marketing and MLC FlatFee Realty, as well as managing partner of mRELEVANCE, LLC, a Marketing, Communication, Interactive agency with offices in Chicago and Atlanta. He currently leads the Chicago team. A Multi-Million Dollar Sales Producer who earned an MBA in Computer Information Systems and eCommerce, he brings a unique perspective and experience to the field of real estate communications. Mitch combines the two interests in order to help home builders and developers gain a competitive advantage through the Internet and technology. When he isn’t behind a computer, he enjoys participating in sports and coaching his kids’ teams. Mitch resides in Arlington Heights, Ill., a northwest suburb of Chicago, with his family, which includes two rambunctious labs. Visit my Google+ profile.

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