With longer daylight hours, now is the perfect time to do some much needed home upkeep. Your home is your biggest investment and doing routine maintenance to ensure a safe property is the best thing you can do to protect it.
Take this time to clean clogged rain gutters and downspouts. Also, repair damaged walkways and outside areas. Check all windows and screens to make sure they are functioning properly and not allowing water in.
Trim back broken or dead tree branches, especially any hanging close to or over the home. Change and/or service your HVAC filters and smoke/CO detector batteries. Have your air vents and chimney professionally cleaned before turning them on.
Think about changing your water line connections to steel braided hoses for a more secured home.