Richland Spring Pick-Up Dates and Details + Outdoor Home Maintenance Tips
Each spring, the City of Richland hosts dates to pick-up waste from landscaping and cleaning up your yard after the hard Michigan winter. Do you have any waste you want the city to remove? If so, follow these rules on the following days to ensure the City of Richland picks them up:
Spring Stick Pick-Up
Monday, May 14 & Tuesday, May 15
Keeps the following tips in mind:
Pile your sticks on the curb the night before the first day of pick-up
Do not include…
Dirt clumps or roots
Sticks with a circumference larger than four inches
Cut long branches into shorter lengths to make it easier for the pick-up crew
Spring Large Item Pick-Up
Saturday, May 26
Keep the following tips in mind:
Stack all items at the curb the night before
Do not include…
The crew has the right to refuse any item
FOR MORE INFO: http://www.villageofrichland.org/
As the harsh Michigan winter can take a toll on your home, it is important to complete some regular outdoor home maintenance projects. Whether you have started your spring home maintenance or not, inspecting and repairing the following areas of your home will ensure your investment stays in good shape for years to come:
Examine Roof Shingles Inspect the roof for any lost or damaged shingles. If you find any issues, consider starting a budget for replacement. How do you know if your shingles are damaged? Here are a couple of tell-tale ways: cracked, buckled, loose, or missing granules.
Cut Down Tree Branches
Take a look at tree branches in relation to your roof. Could any pose a problem? If so, hire a professional to come out and trim your trees to ensure no damage to your roof throughout the year. Probe the Wood Trim Take a screwdriver and probe the trim around windows, doors and decks. Repairs should be remedied now before the spring rains come. Check the Gutters Are your gutters loose or leaky? If so, consider repairing immediately as improper drainage can lead to water damage. Also, check to ensure the downspouts drain away from the home's foundation. Use Compacted Soil Fill low areas in your yard or near your foundation with compacted soil. This compacted soil can prevent rain damage to the foundation in the spring months. Examine the Chimney If your home has a chimney, examine it for signs of exterior damage. Also, call a certified chimney sweep to clean and inspect the flue. Inspect the Concrete Cracks and signs of movement in concrete slabs should be filled with concrete crack filler or silicone caulk. Check Outdoor Faucets Inspect outdoor faucets for freeze damage by turning on the water and placing your thumb over the opening. A good rule of thumb: if you can stop the flow of water, your inside home pipes are likely damaged and need replacement. Service the AC Unit
Hire a qualified heating and cooling contractor to clean and service your unit. Regular maintenance will ensure your air conditioner has a healthy and long life. Check Power Equipment
Check your lawnmower and other power equipment to make sure they are in working condition for the summer.
Try to complete these outdoor maintenance projects before the pick-up days to make removal of any materials easier! Need help locating a maintenance professional to help with any of the projects? We would be happy to connect you with a professional in the Richland/Gull Lake area. Give us a call today!