Spring Cleaning Checklist for Boston Property Owners:

Polish Exteriors:

  • Patch cracks
  • Repair chipping paint
  • Replace burnt-out bulbs

Service HVAC units:

  • Clean coils
  • Change filters
  • Check motors and pilot flames

Tame landscaping:

  • Cut tree branches away from roofs
  • Trim bushes
  • Replant flowerbeds

Check smoke alarms:

  • Inspect public and unit alarms
  • Test batteries

Inspect doors and windows:

  • Repair broken or rusty hinges
  • Make sure doors latch
  • Replace old locks that might be security risks

Update plumbing:

  • Find and fix bathroom leaks
  • Check kitchen faucets, drains and garbage disposals
  • Look for drainage blockages in laundry areas

Clean gutters:

  • Remove debris
  • Repair breaks

Review electrical:

  • Inspect breaker boxes
  • Turn on and test stoves
  • Check dryer receptacles for hazards

Inspect all common-use items:

  • Test coin-operated washers and dryers
  • Check swimming pools
  • Clean up common spaces like garbage and picnic areas

Send pests packing:

  • Look for signs of rodents, termites and fleas
  • Take preventative measures before hot weather arrives

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