Your Spring Home Maintenance Checklist
Spring is officially here! We’re all ready to ditch our winter coats and spend as much time soaking up the sun as possible, but don’t forget to make sure that your home is ready too. Here are six maintenance tips to ensure a smooth seasonal transition for your house.
Clean windows and screens: Let as much natural light as possible splash through all of your windows by cleaning their exterior with a mix of dish soap, white vinegar and water. Window cleaner spray works perfectly for the interior.
Replace HVAC air filters: Ideally, you should be changing these every three months anyway. You may also want to consider replacing the filters.
Service your air conditioning unit: While your AC is getting a tune-up, you can also check your home’s ductwork and vents to clear any blockages.
Inspect the exterior for damage: Winter storms can harm your roof, gutters, and siding. Check for any loose or missing shingles, holes or gutter blockage.
Tidy up outdoor spaces: Ditch any dead grass in the yard, add a new layer of topsoil and reseed. You can also trim any shrubs or trees to give them a fresh start in the spring.
Spring cleaning: Declutter your house and garage to get rid of what you don’t need. It will improve your home environment and allow for better air circulation.