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As we welcome another Spring season, we would like to remind you to take some time to address a few items around your home!

Spring is here and we are ready for the warmth!

Check and Maintain your Sump Pump

  • Beginning in April, switch bypass to summer operation to discharge to the outside of the house and make sure your exterior lines are clear of ice or any other debris.
  • Hose on New Homes – Install a hose on your sump pump discharge pipe.
  • Make sure to drain excess to the back of your lot or onto the street. This will help to NOT delay your landscaping/grading or setting of the air conditioning unit if needed.

Maintenance Items

Replace batteries in your smoke/carbon monoxide alarms and thermostat as needed

Check Caulking & Grout

  • Caulking can dry and shrink with changes in humidity and temperature levels and settling of your home.
  • Grout may also need periodic maintenance
  • Both are available at local hardware stores


  • Make sure you are ready for severe thunderstorms that come every spring & summer.
  • Put downspouts in the ‘down’ position to drain water away from the house (as soon as weather permits).
  • Check your Window Wells
  • Check level of drain gravel – at least 2 inches below window level.
  • Clean out any mud, dirt or debris that may prevent water from draining through pea rock.


  • Check furnace filter – change if necessary.
  • Clean coils on your A/C condenser on the outside of your home.
  • Clean filter above microwave oven and stove.
  • Vacuum refrigerator coils and vents.
  • Clean exhaust fans in bathrooms.
  • Check clothes dryer vent for lint build up that could be a fire hazard.

Air Exchanger

  • Clean filters and center core.
  • Turn off for the summer months.
  • Use a dehumidifier in summer months to help with humidity levels.

With the real estate market changing, please connect with your bank or mortgage lender to discuss your private mortgage insurance, as you may qualify to remove it from your monthly payments. Finally, it is important you reach out to us if you have any questions or concerns with your home. Have a wonderful spring!

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