Do you have a Daylight Savings checklist for your home? You know, a list of things to do around the house along with changing the clocks? Well, you should! There are a few things every homeowner should be checking on a couple times a year, such as change the batteries in your smoke alarms, and Daylight Savings is a great way to remember to do them.
Since Daylight Savings starts this weekend, March 9th, spend a little time running through your honey-do list. Here are a few things you don't want to forget to check off...
- Clean out your gutters - By this time the trees have shed all of their leaves and have probably found their way into your gutters. As we get further into the rainy season, make sure you get up there and clean them out to prevent a clog and risk water damage to your roof. While you're up there, check your gutters for cracks or leaks that may have occurred during the colder winter temps.
- Check your trees - Snow and ice can cause branches to become weak and brittle. Inspect your trees for sagging or broken branches. Trimming these branches will prevent them from breaking off of the tree and possibly injuring someone or damaging your home or vehicles. Also, getting rid of damaged branches will help the tree heal and continue to grow. It might be necessary to call a professional tree service for this particular job.
- Replace batteries - As I mentioned before, you should change the batteries in your smoke and carbon monoxide detectors twice a year and Daylight Savings acts as a great reminder to do so. These batteries can die out even if the alarm only goes off to tell you that your toast is done.
- Check for mold - The combination of cool, wet temps outside and the warm temps inside from running your heater can create the perfect breeding grounds for mold and mildew in your home. Check the areas of your home that are more prone to moisture, such as an attic or basement. A dehumidifier will help with mild moisture problems. You may need to call a pro for more severe issues.
Our daily lives are already busy enough. You may have a hard remembering to turn the coffee maker off every morning, let alone a list you only look at twice a year. So, something like Daylight Savings could be a great reminder for you!
What else would you add to your Daylight Savings checklist?
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