Spring Home Maintenance

As the weather warms, it’s the perfect time to ensure your home is in top shape. Join us as we present a detailed checklist to protect your home, boost efficiency, and prepare for the new season. From checking winter wear and tear to prepping for spring’s arrival, we have easy tips to keep your home safe and cozy all year round and embrace the new season with confidence.

1. Check your roof for damage.

The harsh winter weather, including snow, ice, freezing temperatures, and strong winds, can take a toll on your roof. Checking it in the spring allows you to assess any damage caused during the colder months. Timely identification and repair of roof damage can prolong the lifespan of your roof. Addressing minor issues early can prevent them from escalating into larger, more expensive problems down the line.

2. Check all the fascia and trim for deterioration.

inspecting and maintaining the fascia and trim of your home in the spring is an essential part of overall home maintenance. Addressing any signs of deterioration promptly can help protect your home against structural issues, water damage, and other potential problems, ensuring its longevity and preserving its appearance.

3. Have a professional air conditioning contractor service your system as recommended by the manufacturer.

Hiring a professional air conditioning contractor for regular maintenance ensures your system operates efficiently, lasts longer, maintains good indoor air quality, and helps you avoid unexpected and costly repairs, ultimately providing comfort and peace of mind during the hotter months.

4. Check your water heater for rust, leaks, and other issues.

 Inspection of your water heater on a regular basis for rust, leaks, and other issues is essential to prevent damage, maintain efficiency, ensure safety, and prolong the lifespan of the appliance. It’s a proactive measure that can save you money in the long run and ensure your household’s comfort and safety.

5. Check your home for water leaks.

Regularly checking your home for water leaks is a proactive step to prevent damage, conserve resources, save money, maintain a healthy living environment, and preserve the value of your property. It’s a simple yet crucial aspect of home maintenance that can prevent costly issues in the future.

5. Check your fire extinguisher and replace if necessary.

Checking your fire extinguisher regularly ensures its functionality, compliance with safety standards, and readiness to combat fires effectively, promoting a safer environment for you, and your family.

7. Replace all extension cords that have become brittle, worn, or damaged.

Replacing extension cords that are brittle, worn, or damaged is critical to preventing electrical accidents, fires, and equipment damage. Regularly inspecting and replacing damaged cords ensures a safe and secure electrical setup, promoting overall safety and minimizing risks.

8. Prepare your outdoor spaces.

Clean and inspect outdoor decks, patios, and fences for any signs of damage. Clean or pressure wash surfaces and apply a fresh coat of stain or sealant as needed to protect against moisture and prolong their lifespan.

9. Service your lawn & garden equipment.

Tune up and service your lawnmower, trimmers, and other outdoor equipment. Sharpen blades, change oil, and replace spark plugs as needed to ensure they’re in good working condition for the upcoming lawn care season.

10. Inspect and test your sump pump.

Sump pumps are devices that help keep properties safe from water damage. When the snow melts, sump pumps remove excess water from around your homes the foundation, transporting it a safe distance away. Maintaining and testing a sump pump ensures it will work properly when needed.

11. Service and Clean Outdoor Grills.

Clean grills and outdoor cooking equipment thoroughly. Check for gas leaks, replace worn-out parts, and ensure proper ventilation to enjoy outdoor cooking safely during the warmer months.

12. Call DeBoer Home Inspection!

Call DeBoer Home Inspection to perform a home maintenance inspection as part of your routine home maintenance plan. Schedule your home maintenance inspection by clicking “schedule your inspection” below.