Here are some maintenance items to undertake at home during Spring to keep our homes up to scratch:
Inspect interior walls and ceilings for holes or cracks. Patch and paint as necessary. Watch out for cracking or bubbling, which could indicate water damage.
Check smoke detectors and replace batteries if needed.
Check security alarm system and battery. Call alarm supplier for advice if necessary.
Unplug the refrigerator and clean it with soap and water. Vacuum the condenser coil in the back or bottom of the refrigerator for better energy efficiency. If the drain pan is removable, clean it in soapy water.
Clean the dishwasher and empty the filter. Clean the stove exhaust fan inside the oven. Clean the microwave. Remove and replace any crumbling caulk around the bath, sink or toilet. Check for cracks or moisture penetration around the shower base and bath base. Apply recommended manufacturer sealant.
Plan any major home improvement projects, such as exterior painting, deck construction, landscaping.
Check with the local authority that your project does not require a permit.