The Ace Hardware May Home Maintenance Checklist is here to help prevent costly repairs in the future. By performing preventative maintenance on your home you are ensuring everything stays in top shape for the upcoming summer months. Be sure to check out the video below for a visual checklist.
Ace’s Home Expert, Lou Manfredini, has crafted these simple tasks. Visit a neighborhood Ace to get the supplies you need this month.
Get your air conditioning ready. I’m always surprised when I hear from people that don’t get their air conditioner serviced. Making sure your unit is being serviced annually will help you avoid costly repairs and early A/C replacement. If you have central air, you may want to have it serviced. If you use window units, you’ll want to get those out of storage and get them installed.
Clean out your gutters. Nope, this isn’t just a fall task. You’ll be surprised what can accumulate over winter and early Spring. Make sure your gutters are prepared for any possible rain fall by cleaning them and giving water a chance to flow. When not cleared your gutters need to send that water somewhere, into your home. Before you call it a day, just ensure the downspouts of the gutter are clear too.
Get the bugs before they get you. I can’t say I’ve met a person that enjoys bugs in their home or mosquitos at a picnic. So this is an essential part of your May home maintenance checklist. Treat your lawn with a GrubEx to keep grubs crawling to another lawn. Next, use a home defense product in your yard to reduce the chance of them getting inside and prevent them from eating up your lawn.
Plant Those Flowers. Adding plants to your yard is a great way to improve your curb appeal. To keep them thriving, create a feeding schedule on your calendar to give them that extra kick for healthy growth your neighbors will envy.
See a weed, spray or pull it out. Now is the time your yard can look like a sea of weeds. Have on hand weed killer for lawns and a weed puller. Both these options will keep your yard looking healthy.