• With Spring being Sprung- it’s time to give your home a thorough check-up. A regular Spring maintenance plan will go far in helping you identify problems early on and mitigate costly damage and repairs. And by keeping your house in good repair and good order you will enhance your everyday living.

    Home Exterior Spring Check List

    • Inspect the roof for leaks and damaged tiles or shingles
    • Check siding for loose pieces and check trim for cracked paint
    • Clean gutters, repair holes and weak joints, and replace damaged sections
    • Replace exterior caulking that is peeling
    • Inspect the foundation for cracks or other signs of weakening.
    • Repair cracked or uneven driveways, stairs, and sidewalks to prevent injuries
    • Remove and store storm windows and doors
    • Wash windows and repair any damaged frames; clean and reinstall screens
    • Clean up yard debris such as dead foliage and weeds; begin spring landscaping projects
    • Clean and repair outdoor patio furniture
    • Check sprinkler system for leaky or loose valves
    • Inspect decks, patios, porches, stairs, and railings for loose pieces and deterioration

    Home Interior Spring Check List

    • Service the water heater pump and motor
    • Clean the air conditioning unit and replace the belt when necessary; follow the manufacturer’s recommendations for professional maintenance
    • Replace the furnace filter
    • Make sure the electrical system is adequate to support any new appliances, technology, or increased wattage use; upgrade as necessary
    • Clear slow-moving drains and ensure that plumbing shutoff valves function properly
    • Clean the kitchen exhaust hood and air filter
    • Clean the clothes dryer exhaust duct and damper
    • Ensure that fire extinguishers are operable and accessible
    • Clean smoke alarm covers and install new batteries
    • Replace older light bulbs with energy-efficient models
    • Sort through closets and other storage and pull out things that are no longer used, then make a plan to donate or sell them