Spring Home Maintenance Checklist

Spring Home Maintenance Checklist

Spring is prime time for cleaning and organizing. Beyond that, your home probably needs some maintenance after the cold winter months.

Here are some important steps you should be taking this spring to keep your home in great shape:

Examine your home’s exterior

Winter can be tough on a home. Take a walk around your house and check the roof, faucets, windows, siding, and other areas for any damages from the winter weather.

Roof damage can be costly, so it’s best to act fast before minor issues cause major damage. Any shingles or nails that are out of place should be addressed.

Whether your exterior is siding, stucco, or brick, check for trouble spots—especially under gutters and eaves. The covering of your house protects it from the elements; any openings in your exterior surface can make way for pesky bugs or weather to cause damage.

It should go without saying that broken windows should be replaced, but don’t forget to clean your screens and double-check that you still have proper caulking and weather stripping in place, too.   

Check your gutters

Fall and winter can be hard on your gutters. Not only should you make sure they’re free of obstructions, but also make sure downspouts are still connected properly and send rainwater away from your foundation. 

Service your air conditioning

Your air conditioning is about ready to compete with the summer heat, so make sure it’s in top shape! Replace your filters and get it serviced if needed.

Replace filters

Many home systems require filters, and some you may be surprised about! Spring is a great time to clean or swap out most filters in your home. Here are some filters you should check:  

  • HVAC and window air conditioners
  • Gas furnace
  • Refrigerator
  • Dishwashers
  • Water
  • Air purifiers, humidifiers, or de-humidifiers
  • Rang hood and over-the-range microwaves
  • Clothes dryer
  • Vacuum cleaner

Spruce up your outdoor landscape

Spring is a popular time of year to get back outside and work on landscaping projects. The pros suggest setting yourself up for success starting in the fall, but you can do plenty this spring to ensure your yard is in tip-top shape. Start by removing winter debris and mowing your lawn. Don’t forget to seed any dead spots and enact weed prevention.

Make sure to plant flowers and shrubs that will survive in your climate—and make sure they’ll receive the proper amount of sunlight to survive. 

Clean floor-to-ceiling

Maybe not literally, but you should wipe off your ceiling fan blades, baseboards, and other surfaces in your home that may have settled with dust and grime during the winter.  

Declutter your house and garage

Spring is a great time to breathe new air into your home by decluttering and freshening up your space. Like a calming spa, a clean and organized home can diminish stress and anxiety, increase your focus, and help improve your mood—similar to the warmer spring weather! Before you start, create a plan. It’s best to focus on one area at a time with a goal in mind.

The bottom line

With spring in the air, it’s time to give your home some much-needed maintenance and attention. Then, it’ll be time to relax and enjoy the hot summer weather.