Maintenance March 11, 2022

Spring is in the Air!

Spring is in the air and with this gorgeous weather comes everyone’s favorite… Spring Cleaning!

Ok, so maybe not favorite, but it’s definitely feels good to keep your home in tip-top shape and avoid any delayed maintenance costs.

Below are a few things you should check on each Spring:

1.    Clean up yard debris

Trimming tree branches and bushes and thinning old plants. Don’t forget to clear the gutters. All those April showers will be testing your gutters, make sure they are clear from debris so they don’t overflow or get clogged.





2.    Check the windows

Repair or replace any damaged or missing caulk, paint any peeling window frames to protect from wood rot, and check screens for tears, we don’t want to let bugs in whenever we open up those windows.




3.    Check your irrigation system

After winter you’ll want to check your system for any cracked or broken pipes or sprayer heads before you begin regular use.





4.    Pressure wash the exterior of your home

Make sure to include any decks, patios, sidewalks and driveways. This will keep any algae or moss that grew over winter under control.





5.    Check your roof

Look for any damage to the shingles, seal any exposed nail heads and check pipe boots for cracking. This will help ensure you don’t have any leaks.






6.    Have your HVAC unit serviced

Make sure to change the return filters too. Keeping the HVAC unit clean helps extend the life of your unit, and having the system regularly checked will help ensure that you catch any potential problems early.




7.    Already knocked out these tasks?

A few other quick things you can do: Treat for pests as needed, Clear out your dryer exhaust vent, Drain sediment from your water heater, And change the batteries in your smoke detector, even most wired smoke detectors have a battery backup that needs to be changed.




I hope that you found this list helpful, and I’d love to hear anything that you would add to the list! As always, if you need any tradesmen to help with these tasks, please don’t hesitate to reach out. I’d be happy to connect you with the right person for the job!