Spring into action and get started on your home maintenance chores with our checklist.
Inspecting and maintaining your home and all its amenities is vital to reduce long-term damages, hefty repair costs and increase sustainability. Spring is the best time to assess any winter damage and get your home ready for summer.
Here is our spring home maintenance checklist to help you keep track of everything and make sure you don’t forget any crucial chores.
Inspecting and maintaining the interior
Home maintenance requires properly checking the inside of your entire home, including your HVAC system and air ducts.
HVAC systems are heavy-duty machines used to maintain your home’s comfortable climate during winter and summer. Before summer rolls around, inspect and service your HVAC system to avoid uncomfortable home temperatures. To increase the longevity and efficiency of your cooling system, replace the filters often.
Basement and attic
When it comes to home maintenance, we usually forget or ignore the attic and basement as they are often used as storerooms or not used at all. Forgotten spaces are the breeding ground for infestations and pests. Check for any signs of termites and other bugs. Attics and basements can also collect water leaks from the HVAC systems or experience plumbing issues. Inspect and call for help before the problems spread to the rest of your house.
Door and window screens
With winter coming to an end, spring brings flowers, plantations and bugs and mosquitoes. During your home maintenance, closely inspect all the door and window screens of your house to fix the broken screens as soon as possible.
Blocked or clogged air ducts affect your health, reduce the airflow and efficiency of your HVAC system. Inspect them and clean any dirt, debris or build-up of mold.
Inspecting and maintaining the exterior
The exterior of your home is just as essential as the interior. It adds to the value and looks of your property. Here are some things to look out for.
Inspect and clean the gutter and downspouts of your house. They collect all the dirt and water that travels down your roof. Keeping them clean will ensure no water pooling or rotting. Get up there with a ladder and pick out all the leaves and debris.
Woodwork and paint
Walk around the outside of your house and notice any chipped paint or damaged fences and woodwork. Thoroughly check your driveway for any damages that might need repairs and schedule them as soon as possible.
Yard or garden
Spring is the perfect time to work on your garden and plantations. A working irrigation or sprinkler system makes the task much more manageable. Check all your systems before you get busy planting and wasting water. Run all the sprinkles to ensure they are working correctly.
During winter, storms and rains can take quite a toll on the roof. Inspect your roof for any broken shingles, holes, and cracks. If you’re unable to do so, hire an inspection company to do the job for you.
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