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5 Spring Maintenance Reminders for Homeowners

Spring maintenance tip #3 -clean your gutters

As the weather begins to warm up in the Greater St. Louis area, we often show our homes a little attention.  So whether you own a Rolwes Company new construction home, are considering sprucing your home up to list in the hot spring sales market, or want to take advantage of the nice weather to perform a little maintenance,  Rolwes Company believes these are the top 5 things you should do to keep your family safe and home well-maintained.

#5 – Change or clean your HVAC Filter

Generally speaking, your furnace filter should be changed every 90 days, but this may vary based on the system in your home, your lifestyle, and any personal needs. Could you let the changing of the season be a reminder to perform this simple task?

#4 – Clean your Dryer Vents

The US Fire Administration estimates 2,900 fires yearly are caused by clothes dryers, and the leading cause is failure to clean the dryer. The Spruce offers an excellent tutorial for deep cleaning your dryer vent. Clogged vents can result in a reduction or stoppage of airflow, causing further damage to the machine. Cleaning a vent can be tricky, so if you are having trouble cleaning a vent, don’t hesitate to call in a professional.

#3 – Clean your Gutters

Cleaning your gutters is one of the most important things you can do for exterior maintenance. Even if you have some leaf control gutter system, it is still worth a peek to ensure everything functions as it should. If you’re a DIY person and are comfortable on a ladder, it’s not a difficult task. If you are not up for ladder work, companies in the area perform this service for a reasonable fee.

#2 – Test your Smoke and Carbon Monoxide Doctors

According to a recent report from the National Fire Protection Association, almost three of every five home fire deaths resulted from fires in homes with no smoke alarms (40%) or no smoke alarms that were working (17%), while dead batteries caused one-quarter (25%) of the smoke alarm failures.  So keep your family safe by taking a few minutes to test your alarms and replace old batteries.

#1 – Schedule Maintenance on your cooling system.

The top thing on our list is to schedule a maintenance checkup on your home cooling system.  Most homeowners should leave this one to the professionals.  Just schedule your checkup before the warm St. Louis summer hits.

These tips will help keep your home in shape for summer and maintain it well. If your current maintenance routine includes more items than you can list, could you speak to a New Home Specialist at The Builder You Trust, Rolwes Company? New Home Specialist at The Builder You Trust, Rolwes Company. We’ll be happy to help you find the perfect, lower-maintenance
home of your dreams.

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