Spring is (finally) here! The snow is melting, but the sun starts to shed some light on what we might need to add to our “spring to do” list.
I’ve put together a Spring Home Maintenance Check List so you can save time trying to decide what needs attention and can get to enjoying the beginning of patio season!
o Clean Gutters & Downspouts - Pull leaves and debris from your gutters and downspouts. Reattach or unclip your downspouts. Run some water on the roof with a hose and check everything is draining properly. Repair leaks if present.
o Roof – Inspect shingles, flashing, eaves, soffits & schedule repairs as needed.
o Siding & Trim – Pressure wash your siding and check any wood for weathering or peeling. If paint is peeling, scrape loose paint chips and sand surface area. Prime and paint as needed.
o Deck & Porches – Check railings & stairs are secure. Look for deterioration and repaint or treat as needed.
o Foundation, Masonry & Chimney – Check for damage & cracks and schedule repairs if required.
o Landscaping - Check to make sure grade is keeping water away from house. Cut back & trim vegetation.
o Windows & Screens – Clean screening or patch/replace if larger holes are present. Check hardware/hinges and for damage to frames. Now is a good time to clean the inside & outside of your windows as well!
o Hose & Sprinklers – Test and ensure no leaks, schedule repairs as necessary.
o Air Conditioner – Schedule inspection and servicing as needed.
o Smoke & Carbon Monoxide Detectors – Test & replace batteries or detectors if expired.
o Furnace – Schedule inspection & cleaning. Replace filter
o Clean Fireplace
o Attic – Check for moisture & mould.
o Test Kitchen & Bath Fans
Print this page and post it on your fridge to use as a guide to complete your spring maintenance checklist!