Your Spring Home Maintenance Checklist
While you begin tackling your Spring cleaning list, don’t forget to inspect your home. Winter weather can be particularly hard on your home, and it’s important to ensure everything is still in great shape once the cold subsides. Assessing your home can certainly be overwhelming, but Inspect-It 1st is here to help with a handy Spring home maintenance checklist.
Spring Home Maintenance Checklist
Follow these tips below to help prepare your home for Spring.
Windows and Doors
When the warmer weather finally settles in, it becomes extremely tempting to open your windows and let in some fresh air. Before you enjoy the warm breeze, make sure to check the condition of the screens in your windows and doors. Ensure the screens are free of holes and properly fit in the window or door. Remember that a secure fit will keep bugs out and unwanted drafts away.
Your home’s siding is the first defense against inclement weather, pests, and more. Make sure it’s still in good condition after weathering through the harsh winter. Begin by giving your siding a thorough clean with a power-washer to remove debris. After power-washing, inspect the siding for any mold or significantly chipped paint. If chipped paint exposes any wood, be sure to sand the area, apply a primer, and repaint the area.
Lawn Care and Landscape
With little attention given to your lawn and landscape throughout the winter, it’s likely your yard needs a little TLC. Trim back any overgrown or unruly plants and begin prepping your yard for gardening. Take this time to ensure your outdoor water system is properly working. Be sure to inspect the entire system including pipes, faucets, hoses, and any sprinklers.
Deck and Porch
If your home has an outdoor deck or porch, make sure it’s in proper condition and ready for you to enjoy. Take a close look at the wood’s condition and ensure there are no signs of rotting, loose, or splintered boards. Once you inspect your deck’s integrity, decide if your deck or porch could use another coat of protectant or stain. As a general rule of thumb, you should treat your deck every 4-6 years or as needed.
The best time to inspect your air conditioning system is before you need to use it. Make sure your HVAC system is working properly before scorching summer days arrive. Generally, your HVAC system should only require light cleaning and maintenance, but if you suspect there are more serious issues present, don’t be afraid to consult a professional. To learn more about HVAC inspections, refer to this guide.
Receive a Full Home Inspection
When in doubt, it’s best to trust a professional. While a majority of homes only require basic maintenance and preparation for changing weather, it’s not unheard of to confront a major issue with your home. A professional home inspector will assess your home from top to bottom and give you the peace of mind that your home is in great condition.
Is your home ready for the Spring? With this Spring home maintenance checklist, you’ll be off to a great start on your preparations! However, for a more thorough inspection, rely on the experts at Inspect-It 1st. We’ll thoroughly assess your home and help ensure it’s ready for Spring. To get started, find your nearest Inspect-It 1st office here.