Home Maintenance Spring Checklist

Spring Home Maintenance Checklist

The milder days of spring are a perfect time to do a thorough spring cleaning and perform home maintenance. After a long winter, it is a good idea to spend time on preventive measures to help maintain your home and property throughout the year.  Cleaning and maintenance of your home should be done inside and out. Although the tasks are different, ensuring all the elements of your home are in good working order can help keep your family safe and your maintenance expenses lower over the long run.

OUTSIDE YOUR HOME

  • Clean out and repair eaves troughs and downspouts
  • Ensure downspouts extend from your home by at least six feet  or set  up a rain barrel to catch water runoff
  • Repair driveways, walkways, patio deterioration and seal cracks
  • Paint or stain exterior trim, fences and decks as needed
  • Repair damage on the outside of your home, including cracks or storm damage
  • Find and seal any foundation, crawlspace, or basement crack, seepage or leaks
  • Wash and repair holes in window and door screens
  • Ensure the soil around your home slopes away from the foundation

INSIDE YOUR HOME

  • Inspect the attic for signs of roof leaks
  • Inspect the washing machine and dishwasher hoses and clean the filters
  • Check the float of your sump pump to ensure it’s clean and moving freely by slowly pouring water into the sump tank
  • Check that the battery of your sump pump is in good condition by running the sump pump a second time with the power off

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