Helpful Information February 20, 2020

Spring Home Maintenance Checklist


It’s a great time to begin preparing your home for spring. Here are a few general home maintenance tips to consider this time of year. 

  • Clean the kitchen exhaust hood & filter 
  • Replace the furnace filter. It may be especially filthy after the winter months. 
  • Inspect the roof for water damage. It’s also a good idea to check any fences, carports and sheds. TIP: check the south end of your roof first; it is the first to show wear. 
  • Test the batteries in all smoke and carbon monoxide detectors. 
  • Clear the gutters of any buildup to allow for proper functioning. 
  • Start the grass revival cycle by aerating, thatching and fertilizing. 
  • Be sure no inside or outside vents are blocked by fallen debris 
  • Clean the windows and screens. Repair any holes in screens or replace them if needed. 
  • Inspect and repair siding and peeling paint. Fox or replace damaged siding. Strip peeling paint and replace it with a new coat. 
  • Check the basement for water damage. Pay attention to musty smells, water stain and damp surfaces. 
  • Invest in a carbon monoxide detector – every home should have at least one.