Spring Tips for Renters

by Kellie Poirier  3/02/2018
Spring Tips for Renters

Set yourself up to enjoy the warm weather in your rental home with these Spring maintenance tips.

Check the Air Conditioning

  • Test the air conditioner — before the weather gets hot — to make sure it’s cooling and working properly.
  • Change the air conditioning filter every month for efficiency and cleanliness.
  • Keep the outside air conditioning unit free from obstruction and debris.

Clean the Exterior

  • Clean gutters and keep them free of debris to prevent water from entering the house during rainy downpours. Ensure all water is flowing away from the house.
  • Mow the grass and trim shrubs regularly. This will promote stronger grass, even growing and a great looking lawn.
  • Frequent watering when the weather is hot and dry will help prevent scorching and brown spots from cropping up in the lawn.

Inspect Windows & Doors

  • Examine storm windows and doors for their condition, overall operation and fit and functionality of the hardware.
  • When you’re away from the house, keep windows closed and latched to prevent water intrusion and damage.

Test Smoke Detectors

  • Clean all detectors. Dust and contaminants can interfere with a smoke alarm’s ability to detect smoke.
  • Test all smoke detectors to ensure the battery and alarm sounder are operating.

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