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  • Writer's pictureWilliam Cronk

Get Your Home Ready for Spring: The Ultimate Maintenance Checklist

Updated: Jan 24

Inspect and Repair Exterior Paint:

Walk around the exterior of your house and inspect the paint. Look for peeling, cracking, or chipping.

Scrape off any loose paint, sand the surface, and apply a fresh coat of paint where needed.

Pay special attention to areas exposed to the elements, such as trim, doors, and windows

Clean Gutters and Downspouts:

Remove leaves, debris, and any blockages from gutters and downspouts.

Check for leaks and make sure water can flow freely.

Consider installing gutter guards to prevent debris buildup.

Inspect and Clean Windows:

Clean both the interior and exterior of windows.

Check for any damage to window frames or seals.

Ensure windows open and close properly.

Check for Winter Damage:

Inspect the roof for any missing or damaged shingles.

Look for signs of ice damage on the roof and address any issues.

Check for leaks in the attic and repair as needed.

Refresh Indoor Spaces:

Consider giving indoor spaces a fresh coat of paint.

Repair any cracks or holes in walls and ceilings.

Clean or replace air filters in HVAC systems.

Inspect and Service HVAC Systems:

Schedule a professional HVAC inspection and service.

Replace air filters and clean vents.

Ensure the air conditioning system is ready for the warmer months.

Outdoor Cleanup:

Trim trees and bushes, removing any dead branches.

Clean outdoor furniture and prepare it for use.

Check for any signs of pest infestation and take preventive measures.

Test Sprinkler Systems:

Test and adjust your sprinkler system for proper functioning.

Check for any damaged sprinkler heads and replace as needed.

Address Drainage Issues:

Ensure that the soil around the foundation slopes away from the house.

Check for standing water and address any drainage issues.

Inspect and clean out the sump pump if you have one.

Inspect and Clean Outdoor Lighting:

Check outdoor lighting fixtures for damage and replace bulbs.

Clean fixtures and ensure they provide adequate lighting for safety.

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