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SWAT Spring Home Maintenance Checklist

Written by Frank on . Posted in SWAT News

Use our Spring home maintenance checklist to get your home in order.Spring is Almost Here . . .

Spring? Yes, it’s been bitterly cold, but Spring is not that far away? So here’s a Spring home maintenance checklist to get your home in order for the next season. From cleaning out your gutters to inspecting your smoke detectors, use this checklist to help prepare your home for spring.

Start with a Look Inside Your Home . . .

An ounce of prevention is worth a pound of cure! Spend a couple of hours looking at these items for preventive maintenance inside your home.

  • Inspect electrical outlets for frayed or loose wires. Do you hear any crackling sounds when you plug-in an appliance?
  • Check your fire extinguisher for expiration dates and replace/recharge as needed.
  • Inspect ceilings for “brown spots” – an indication of leaks in the home.
  • Schedule an inspection of your air-conditioning system.
  • Check your water heater for leaks and corrosion.
  • Clean your clothes dryer exhaust duct and surrounding space. Remove lint, dust, and “lost socks.” 
    Clogged dryer vents can lead to fires!
  • Test and inspect all smoke detectors. If you can’t remember when you last replaced the batteries, replace them now.

Take a Look Outside, Too

Don’t overlook inspecting the outside of your home, too.

  • Check for damage to your roof from fallen branches and twigs. Roof damage results in leaks, which can cause even more damage to your home.
  • While you’re on the roof, inspect your chimney for any damage or cracking. Make sure all flashing is secured and sealed.
  • Clean your gutters and downspouts to keep debris from accumulating. Be sure downspouts send water away from the house.
  • Look for any holes where rodents or animals might be able to gain access to your home. Take advantage of our Wildlife Special if necessary!
  • Inspect decks for loose boards, nails and rotting.
  • Check patios and sidewalks for loose or cracked concrete and mortar.

Can You Do All That?

There is certainly a lot to do on this Spring home maintenance checklist. If you don’t have the time, or aren’t able to tackle all of these items, give us a call at SWAT, today. We have qualified technicians able to inspect and recommend home repairs as needed.

Call SWAT Today – (770) 565-7928

Cold Weather Home Tips by SWAT

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Get cold weather home tips from SWAT Services in Marietta.It’s no secret that the cold weather is here. And it’s no secret that the cold weather is not so kind to our homes. While you may be generally aware of the problems associated with cold weather and plumbing, here are a few refresher “cold weather tips” to mitigate any potential problems that could affect your home.

Cold Weather Pest Control

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Call SWAT for cold weather pest control in Marietta.

Keep Pests Out Now That Cold Weather is Here

  While some pests pack-up and leave town when cold weather arrives, not all do. There are quite a few that will seek the refuge of your Cobb County home. These pests are looking for shelter from the extreme cold along with any available feeding options.  

Don’t Let Your Home Become a Winter Pest Motel

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Termite Swarming Season

This is the time of year that termites swarm (reproductive termites are forced out of their shelter tubes to mate and start new colonies) in Atlanta and surrounding areas. Swat Services provides inspection and treatment for these home invaders that do more damaged annually to homes than wind, lightning and fire. (read more . . . )

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“Chuck from Swat Services has been what my kids call "the bug guy" for 18 years! He is always full of life and enthusiasm. He knows me and my family and actually WANTS to know how we are doing. I love having my pest control handled by a friend and not just a random guy who changes each visit. Chuck is amazing and I hope he continues coming to our home.”

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