Spring Home Maintenance Checklist
This week, we celebrate the first day of spring. Soon cooler temperatures will give way to warm fragrant breezes and we'll actually start to get back outside to tend to our homes and yards (in addition to simply enjoying ourselves). So, now is the perfect time to start preparing for spring maintenance. Take a look at the list below and start early, taking on the tasks little by little. That way, there will be plenty of time left over for fun!
A Spring Home Care Checklist
Exterior: Examine wood or hardboard trim and siding for caulk repair, damage, looseness, or missing or broken mortar to brick or stone veneer.
Foundation: During melting or wet weather, inspect basement for dampness or leakage. Sump pump working?
Roof: Check flashing around roof vents, vent pipes and skylights, and valleys.
Exterior Walls: Check painted surfaces for deterioration or siding in need of preservative.
Cooling System: Remove the cover, evaluate, and service central air conditioning condensor. Don't forget the humidifier.
Plumbing: Identify missing grout/caulk and repair. Consider replacing old caulk with mildew resistant caulk, and test all plumbing for leaks. Check exterior faucets, hose bibs, and water valves for leakage.
Roof: Visually check for damaged, loose, blistered or missing shingles.
Foundation: Maintain grading to slope away from the foundation walls.