The warm weather is upon us! Say goodbye to the snow and cranking up the heat, and hello to fresh air and yard work!

Tis' the season to get your summer home maintenance in check so you're not scrambling in a month or two when you notice some problem areas around the house. We've compiled a list of some pre-summer home maintenance items to check off your list:

Air Conditioning - You don't want to schedule your test run for the day it hits 90 degrees, so run you’re A/C before the try humidity kicks in so you’ll have time for repairs. Check your filters and if necessary, schedule any servicing.

Gutters and drain spouts - All the sludge of winter can really clog gutters, so now is a good time to clean, repair, or replace gutters and spouts to avoid roof leaks during summer rainstorms.

Windows and doors -  It’s time to swap out storm doors and windows for screens. Double check those screens to make sure they are still intact before the mosquitoes and other pesky summer guests sneak their way in.

Siding, foundation, and roof - Now is a good time to inspect everything for chips, cracks, holes, or other winter damage. If you find any areas of concern, make sure to schedule repairs as soon as possible.

Spring cleaning – Put a little elbow grease into making your home sparkle. It’s time for a deep cleaning and decluttering! Consider renting a dumpster to get rid of any junk and a cleaning company for a deep cleaning.

Lawn care - It's time to gas up the lawnmower and dust off the weed whacker. Getting outdoors, even for yard work, feels pretty good this year. Make sure to call any lawn care companies you typically use (irrigation system, mosquito/tick spraying, fertilization, etc…) Spend some time on your landscaping so you can really enjoy your lawn, patio, and garden this summer!

While these tasks really just sound like a long chore list, you’ll be sure to appreciate the work you put into it over the next few months! Plus, you can enjoy the warm fresh air!

If you have any questions or if we can help, give the Mark Lesses Group a call at 617-974-9275!