Spring Home Maintenance Checklist

As the ground begins to thaw and trees come into bud, it’s that time of the year to prepare your home for the vibrant season of spring. In addition to your regular spring cleaning routine, we recommend considering these general upkeep tips to ensure every corner of your home, from the basement to the roof, is in excellent condition. Our spring home maintenance checklist is here to guide you through the process:

  1. Clean faucet aerators and showerheads to remove mineral deposits (repeat in the fall).
  2. Inspect roofing for missing, loose, or damaged shingles and leaks.
  3. Change the air-conditioner filter.
  4. Clean window and door screens.
  5. Polish wood furniture and dust light fixtures.
  6. Refinish the deck.
  7. Power-wash windows and siding.
  8. Remove leaves and debris from gutters and downspouts.
  9. Replace the batteries in smoke and carbon monoxide detectors.
  10. Have a professional inspect and pump the septic tank.
  11. Inspect sink, shower, and bath caulking for deterioration.
  12. Vacuum lint from the dryer vent.
  13. Inspect the chimney for damage.
  14. Repair or replace caulking and weather stripping around windows, doors, and mechanicals.
  15. Remove insulation from outdoor faucets and check sprinkler heads.
  16. Have the air-conditioning system serviced.
  17. Drain or flush the water heater.
  18. Fertilize your lawn.
  19. Prune trees and shrubs.

Using this checklist will help you systematically address key areas of your home, ensuring it is in tip-top shape for the spring season.

Should you have any questions or need further guidance, feel free to reach out. Here’s to a fresh and well-maintained home this spring!