March 9, 2014

VERY Improved: Spring Maintenance Tips

The warmer weather has us thinking of all the home improvement projects we thought up over the winter.  Here are a few items that should be on everyone’s spring cleaning list.

  • Check your roof & clean your gutters – with all the snow this winter, your roof and gutters might need some attention!
  • Clean or replace your HVAC filters. You need to do this more often than once a year. A dirty filter forces your HVAC system to work harder, which in turn drains your wallet.
  • Clean decks, driveways, fences and other outside surfaces. A pressure washer makes the work much easier. You can rent one from a home center. While you’re cleaning, inspect for damage that needs mending.
  • Replace the batteries in your smoke detectors. You never know when you’ll need them.

Working from top to bottom and the hardest task to easiest will help manage and complete the to do list.  Check out Philadelphia Salvage, an architectural salvage and design shop that resell fixtures and furniture, if you are looking for unique items to update your home with.