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Spring Home Maintenance Checklist

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As the weather begins to warm and nature comes alive, it’s time to give your home a little TLC to ensure it’s ready for the season ahead. Here’s your comprehensive checklist to guide you through the essential spring home maintenance tasks and a successful spring cleanup.

1. Home Exterior Inspection and Repair

Start your spring maintenance by giving your home’s exterior a thorough inspection. Check for any damage caused by winter weather, including cracked or peeling paint, loose shingles, or damaged siding. Fill in gaps around windows and doors, and replace worn weather stripping to keep your home weatherproof and energy-efficient. If exterior damage is too far gone, consider replacing your damaged windowssiding, or roofing.

2. Landscape Refresh

Spring is the perfect time to revive your outdoor spaces and boost curb appeal. Prune bushes and trees, remove dead foliage, and freshen flower beds with new mulch or soil. Inspect your irrigation system for leaks or damage, and ensure it’s functioning correctly to keep your lawn and garden hydrated throughout the season.

3. Gutter Cleaning and Maintenance

Clear out debris from your eavestrough and downspouts to help prevent water damage and flooding during spring showers. Inspect gutters for any signs of damage or leaks and repair or replace as needed. Consider installing gutter guards to minimize debris buildup and simplify future maintenance tasks.

4. HVAC System Maintenance

Schedule a professional inspection and tune-up for your heating, ventilation, and air conditioning (HVAC) system to ensure optimal performance and energy efficiency. Replace air filters, clean vents and ducts, and inspect outdoor units for debris or damage. Proper maintenance will help prolong the lifespan of your HVAC system.

5. Interior Deep Clean

Refresh your indoor spaces by thoroughly cleaning them from top to bottom. Dust ceiling fans and light fixtures, wipe down walls and baseboards, and clean carpets and upholstery. Remember to clean windows and window treatments to let in the spring sunshine and brighten up your home.

6. Safety Check

Take time to inspect and test safety devices throughout your home, including smoke detectors, carbon monoxide detectors, and fire extinguishers. Replace batteries in smoke and carbon monoxide detectors, and ensure all devices are in good working condition to keep your family safe.