SPRING Home Maintenance Tips

Your home needs regular maintenance and occasional “tune-ups” to stay in tip-top shape. Like other types of housing, manufactured homes require regular maintenance to keep their systems functioning properly. Fortunately, you can complete most of the following tasks yourself by following this seasonal Spring schedule of indoor and outdoor maintenance.

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Outdoor Tasks:

  • Clean gutters and downspouts • Inspect roof and skirting
  • Check exterior vents
  • Lubricate window hardware for easy operation
  • Check screens for holes or rips – repair if needed
  • Remove lint from dryer exhaust vent with a long, flexible brush
  • Touch up peeling or damaged paint
  • Wash all windows inside and out
  • Install screens on windows and doors
  • Clean outdoor furniture and air out cushions
  • Clean garden tools
  • Clean the grill and ready it for your barbecues

Indoor Tasks:

  • Test smoke and carbon monoxide detectors when you set clocks forward
  • Dust blinds and vacuum curtains throughout house
  • Change any furnace filters
  • Check air conditioners and clean filters
  • Clean out kitchen cabinets and refrigerator
  • Clean out medicine cabinet – throw out outdated medicine and cosmetics
  • Clean carpeting
  • Clean ceiling fans and reverse
  • Check the water heater for leaks and corrosion

Download the Spring 2016 Newsletter PDF