Springtime is the best time to take care of home maintenance items after a long winter! Get outside and enjoy the warm weather while taking care of a few things around the yard. Cross off your to-do list before summer starts!
Test smoke detectors and replace batteries or replace unit if older than 10 years.
Inspect and/or replace fire extinguishers if they have lost some charge pressure.
Change HVAC filters (as per system requirements or at least every 3 months).
Clean and/or replace range hood filter and replace refrigerator water and air filters.
Clean underneath major appliances and vacuum refrigerator coils if accessible.
Look for moisture in the basement or wet areas in crawl space.
Test and ensure that sump pump is working properly.
Inspect dryer vents and air ducts for buildup of lint, debris or signs of mold.
Inspect attic for any signs of leaks or pest intrusion.
Clean out gutters and downspouts. Ensure that downspout extensions are clean and attached.
Inspect sidewalks, pathways, patios and driveway. Pressure wash to clean and refresh appearance.
Inspect decks, railings, windowsills and steps. Repair or replace any loose or rotten sections.
Pressure wash decks and outside patio furniture. Reseal decks and patios to extend life.
Check or schedule annual septic tank inspection, pump out if necessary.
Remove storm windows and install screens. Repair or replace screens if torn or have holes.
Clean windows with a mix of white vinegar and distilled water solution for spot-free view.
Inspect caulking around doors and windows for damage and ware. Recaulk if necessary.
Inspect and test air conditioning system and service if needed.
Inspect roof and chimney for damage. If damage is found, look inside attic for signs of leaks.
Inspect exterior siding and masonry. Repaint and repair as necessary.
Clean debris from foundation vents, under the deck and out of the window wells & flower beds.
Prune spring-flowering shrubs after they bloom.
Prune summer-flowering shrubs before they bloom.
Inspect the sprinkler heads for damage, recharge the system and test. Adjust heads as necessary.
Apply the correct lawn fertilizer with crabgrass control.
Inspect and tune up any lawn maintenance equipment. Sharpen lawn mower blades.
Inspect and clean outdoor play equipment, reattach garden hoses and replace mulch
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