TALON HOME INSPECTIONS, LLC
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Home maintenance prepares your home to emerge fresh and strong. It needs a tune-up after the long winter months has taken it's toll. To help you cover all the bases, Talon Home Inspections has come up with a handy Spring Maintenance Checklist for our clients. Consult it every year and your home will keep you safe, and reward you by saving you unexpected cost's.
Most spring maintenance consists of things the average person can do without professional assistance. If there are tasks you don't feel comfortable doing, find a professional in the field who offers assistance and guarantees there work.
Central Air Conditioning
Note: When was the last time you had your air conditioner serviced? Maybe you need to Schedule a service call to have your air conditioner checked before the first hot day of Spring or Summer, and have your ducts professionally cleaned. It'll make your indoor air quality healthier and your air conditioner more efficient.
Exterior of Home
Brickwork- does the brick face have any chipping or popping. (known as "Brick Spalling"). This leaves the brick's interior susceptible to moisture and crumbling. Look for this and any deteriorated mortar.
Is there white powder on the bricks? This is efflorescence, a collection of soluble salts, left behind as the water evaporates. The Brick Industry Association recommends dry brushing in warm, dry weather to remove it, then seal the brick or masonry to prevent further problems.
Siding and Trim- replace missing or damaged siding. You can tape over small areas to protect the wall interior temporarily, but fix it properly as soon as you can to avoid bigger problems.
Interior of Home
Performing a spring home maintenance inspection and making any needed repairs not only makes your life a little easier, it also serves another purpose. If, at some point, you intend to sell your home, having records to show the maintenance you performed will give potential buyers a little peace of mind.
Remember to always put safety first. Many home maintenance tasks are better left to the professionals so be sure to hire a contractor or technician if you are not able to handle the task on your own.