Flowers are blooming and the weather is getting warmer. That means it’s time to get started with your spring home maintenance checklist. Now that winter is over, you’re likely ready for some time in the sun. By knocking out these seven tasks, you can recover from winter and keep your home safe and looking great.
Your Spring Home Maintenance Checklist
- Inspect your air conditioner and change the filter.
Spring is the perfect time to make sure that your air conditioner is working its best. Getting stuck without cool air during the heart of summer is not a pleasant prospect, so servicing your air conditioner during the spring months is a must.
- Check your roof for any loose, damaged or missing shingles.
Roofs can be damaged during the winter and once the sun beats down, this damage can be intensified. Spring is also the season to inspect for leaks around skylights and chimneys.
- Power wash your windows and doors.
When your windows and doors are clear of debris, you’ll enjoy your spring garden whether you are indoors or outdoors.
- Check your decks and walkways for damage and trip hazards.
During the colder months, concrete is more likely to crack. While you are filling any cracks, take a look at your deck to make sure that broken and splintered planks won’t lead to springtime injuries.
- Clean your gutters and downspouts.
Winter winds may have left your gutters clogged or loose. Your spring home maintenance checklist should include clearing out your gutters and ensuring that downspouts are draining properly.
- Turn on outside faucets.
Freeze damage can affect your pipes, so it’s a good idea to make sure that all of your outdoor faucets are working. This is also a good time to check your hose for dry rot and replace it, if needed.
- Inspect your home’s windows.
Keep the cool air in and the hot air out once summertime hits by taking the time to inspect your windows. One quick way to check for air leaks is to hold a lit candle up to the window. If the flame bends inward, you might have a leak.
Don’t get stuck in a winter rut. Take advantage of the mild weather to get your preventative home maintenance tasks completed. When you are ready to get started, reach out to the team at Hassle Free Home Services. They’ll help you get your home secure and spring-ready.