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Spring Checklist for Homeowners

Spring is a time for renewal and a great time to catch up on maintenance tasks that may have been neglected during the colder months. Here's a checklist to get you started:


cleaning gutters
  • Inspect gutters and downspouts: Clean out any debris that has accumulated over the winter. Check for leaks or damage and repair as needed.

  • Inspect the roof: Look for any signs of damage, such as missing or loose shingles, cracked flashing, or moss growth. Consider hiring a professional roofer for a more thorough inspection.

  • Trim trees and shrubs: Remove any dead or diseased branches that could fall and damage your home. Trim branches that are overhanging your roof or gutters.

  • Inspect caulking around doors and windows: Over time, caulk can crack and deteriorate, allowing water to seep in. Re-caulk any areas that need it.

  • Inspect wooden decks, railings, windowsills and steps for rot: Repair or replace any damaged wood. Reseal decks and patios to protect them from the elements.

  • Pressure wash patios, decks, driveway / walkways, and outdoor furniture: This will remove dirt, grime, and mildew that has accumulated over the winter.

  • Inspect outdoor sprinkler heads for damage from snowplows or cold weather: Turn on your sprinkler system and check for leaks or broken sprinkler heads.

  • Inspect and tune up any lawn maintenance equipment: Get your lawn mower, trimmer, and edger ready for the growing season.

  • Clean debris from foundation vents and window wells: This will help to prevent moisture problems in your basement.


changing air filters in home

  • Change air filters: Replace the air filters in your furnace and air conditioner. This will improve air quality and help your HVAC system run more efficiently.

  • Schedule air conditioning service: Have your air conditioner serviced by a qualified technician. This will help to ensure that it is running properly and efficiently.

  • Test smoke and carbon monoxide detectors: Make sure your smoke and carbon monoxide detectors are working properly. Replace the batteries if necessary.

  • Clean dryer vents: Lint build-up in your dryer vent can be a fire hazard. Clean out the dryer vent from both the inside and outside of your home.

  • Check washing machine hoses for leaks: Replace any hoses that are cracked or worn.

  • Deep clean your home: Spring is a great time to do a deep clean of your home. Pay attention to areas that are often neglected, such as baseboards, ceiling fans, and blinds.


raking leaves

  • Remove dead leaves and debris: This will help to prevent the spread of pests and diseases.

  • Aerate your lawn: Aeration helps to improve drainage and allows air, water, and nutrients to reach the roots of your grass.

  • Apply pre-emergent herbicide: This will help to prevent weeds from germinating, if that's what you want. Many environmentalists are urging people to leave dandelions and other bee attracting flowers. You decide!

  • Plant flowers and vegetables: Get ready for summer by planting your favorite flowers and vegetables.

  • Edge your flower beds: Edging flower beds will give your yard a neat and polished look.

By following this checklist, you can help to ensure that your home is ready for spring and summer.


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