Spring Home Maintenance Checklist

Spring Home Maintenance Checklist
It’s time for the spring home maintenance checklist of things to do around the house during the spring months.  Here’s a handy list.

  1. Check and change the furnace filter.
  2. Clean the clothes dryer exhaust, duct, damper and space under the dryer.
  3. Inspect the roof for potential leaks.
  4. Check for damaged, raised or missing flashing and shingles
  5. Check vents, louvers and chimney caps for bird’s nests and debris.
  6. Check the underside of the roof in the attic and under the eaves for water stains.
  7. Check the attic for proper ventilation and insulation.
  8. Check for overhanging tree limbs and trim if needed.
  9. Check the basement and crawl space for dampness and/or leakage.
  10. Check to make sure the sump pump (if present) is operating correctly.
  11. Clean leaves and other debris away from an outdoor air conditioning unit.
  12. Disconnect the air conditioner and wash off the fins on the exterior of the unit.
  13. Caulk and paint the seams and edges of plywood or hardboard composite siding.
  14. Check brick veneer for cracks that are wider than 1/16”.
  15. Check vinyl and aluminum siding for cracks and damage.
  16. Check wood siding for peeling paint and damaged wood.
  17. Check the grading around the house, the ground should slope away from the house for proper drainage.
  18. Clear debris from gutters and downspouts, and check downspout extenders.
  19. Inspect gutters for signs of sagging, damage or rust.
  20. Check wooden decks for deterioration and repair or seal when necessary.
  21. Repair all cracked, broken or uneven driveways, patios and walks.
  22. Check window and door frames for exposed wood and repair before the spring rains cause more damage.
  23. Examine the exterior of the chimney for cracks and signs of damage.
  24. Check outside hose faucets for freeze damage.
  25. Check gas and battery powered lawn machines and tools to be sure they are ready for use.

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