Get Your Home Ready For Spring

Get Your Home Ready For Spring

With the days lengthening and weather warming, spring is a good time for some home maintenance to help protect your investment. You can look for damage and make any needed repairs, as well as prep your home and garden for summer. Not only will keeping up with home maintenance protect your home, it will make living in your home more enjoyable.

Spring is the time for rebirth, renewal and cleaning anything that doesn’t move. With that being said, here’s a suggested checklist for some spring maintenance.

Inside The Home

• Wash windows inside and out on a cloudy day to avoid streaking
• Steam clean carpets and floors
• Dry clean or machine wash drapes
• Dust baseboards and cabinet toe kicks
• Do a deep clean on bathroom surfaces and renew tile grout

• Give your oven and stove top a good scrub
• Change batteries in smoke and carbon monoxide detectors

Outside In The Yard

• Power wash deck and vinyl exterior siding
• Prune trees and shrubs to shape and let in sun
• Gather fallen branches and other yard debris, and compost if possible

• Prune shrubs and plants to 2 feet away from air conditioning compressors
• Plant summer-flowering bulbs like dahlias after last date of frost
• After the lawn wakes up, fertilize and over-seed if necessary
• Scrub and fix patio furniture
• Power wash sidewalks, patios and paths

Check Your Home Exterior

• Clean and repair gutters and downspouts
• Repair or replace window screens to keep out bugs
• Scrape and touch up peeled paint
• Remove, replace and paint rotting wood trim

• Remove and replace crumbling bricks and stone
• Inspect foundation and seal cracks
• Check and replace cracked roof shingles and vent collars