Spring has finally arrived! For those of us who have been trapped inside our homes staying out of the cold, we get to venture out into the world again to enjoy some fresh air. It’s also a time to focus on spring home maintenance items that help keep your home in tip-top shape. If you are concerned about where to start sprucing up your home, LeafFilter has created a spring home maintenance checklist to help you get the interior and exterior of your home in tip top shape.
Assess Your Home for Damage
The harsh winter weather snow and ice can cause damage to your home, so it is important to walk around the perimeter of your home and look for peeling paint and damaged siding.
Check for Missing or Broken Shingles
Your roof is very important to the health of your home. If you happen to neglect any missing shingles or broken shingles, this can lead to bigger problems down the road. Spring is the perfect time to have a professional check your roof for any issues.
Pick up sticks, prune perennial plants and shrubs
Prepare for new growth and freshen up your yard by pruning plants and shrubs.
Check for Pests Damage
Did you know that termites have caused over 5 billion dollars in damage in the US? Termites can cause serious damage to your home’s infrastructure. If you see insect wings or damage to the wood around your home, contact a professional immediately.
Maintain your snow blower
Perform maintenance on your snow blower by adding fuel stabilizer and changing the oil. Then, you can store your snow blower in your shed or garage for the summer.
Fertilize your Grass
The key to having envious green grass is to apply a fertilizer. A stronger, thicker, and greener lawn comes from applying a fertilizer in late spring (May/June) before summer hits.
Clean Windows and Install Screens
Clean your windows to allow the sunshine to peek through and install window screens to give your home some fresh air.
Prep your Air Conditioner
Clean your air conditioner by dusting off any dirt or debris that has settled onto your unit. Switch your HVAC system to the summer setting. You may want to consider having a professional give your AC unit a tune-up.
Wipe Down Lawn Furnitre
Prepare your deck or patio furniture for warmer months ahead by giving your lawn furniture some TLC!
Clean out your Gutters and Downspouts
If your gutters are left neglected, serious and costly damages can occur like foundation, flooding, and erosion issues. You may want to consider installing a gutter protection system, like LeafFilter. LeafFilter gutter guards can help you avoid gutter cleaning, keeping your gutters clog-free for the lifetime of your home!