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Spring Home Maintenance Checklist

Spring Home Maintenance Checklist

The weather can be a little unpredictable this time of year, especially here in the beautiful Pacific Northwest. Our team wants to be sure that you have everything you need to prepare your home for the spring season. Routine upkeep and maintenance on your home are essential to protecting what is likely your largest investment.

We have compiled a spring home maintenance checklist for your convenience, along with a link to download a printable PDF.

  • Clean Gutters & Downspouts
    Leaves, sticks, and other winter weather storm can easily clog gutters. To get ready for spring rain, be sure to clear them, allowing water to flow off the roof and away from the house. If you are uncomfortable on a ladder or leaning over the roof, call professional gutter cleaning services.
  • Roof & Pest Inspections
    Inspect the roof for damage from windstorms and debris. Note that from March to June, termites thrive and seek places to feed and nest. If you see them flying around your home, consider hiring professional pest control services.
  • Fireplace & Chimney Service
    Service the chimney to filter out smoke and toxins. Although you can clear out charred logs, get the chimney cleaned by a professional.
  • Driveway & Walkway Care
    Inspect your concrete or asphalt driveways & walkways for any cracks, as freezing and thawing can cause significant damage. While asphalt can be patched, concrete may require complete replacement. If moss is growing between concrete squares, a thorough power wash is effective in deterring further weed and moss growth.
  • Window Maintenance
    Use a hose to wash window exteriors and let them dry, or even consider hiring a professional. Examine all window screens for tears or loose screws. Performing this step before mosquitoes return is essential for a bug-free environment!
  • Garden Cleanup & Sprinkler System Check-Up
    Clear away debris, dead leaves, and rain drainage by raking flower beds. Apply a thin layer of mulch to shield plants during cold snaps. Turn on outside faucets and inspect irrigation & sprinkler system to assess for any winter damage.
  • Exterior Painting & Cleaning
    Check for chipping or cracking exterior paint. If necessary, apply an extra protective coat and address any areas that are peeling. Wash the house exterior to remove accumulated moss and grime. Use caution with power washing; consider a siding cleaning kit with a garden hose.
  • HVAC Inspection
    Conduct a biannual checkup on central air and heating systems. A professional will Inspect ducts for damage and clean the furnace and air conditioning systems Doing this each spring is crucial for the optimal functioning of your HVAC system.
  • Check Smoke & Carbon Monoxide Detectors
    Check and replace batteries in smoke alarms. Ensure there are working carbon monoxide alarms on every floor.
  • Spring Cleaning
    Evaluate home organization and declutter where necessary. Clean out the garage, optimize storage, and consider donating unneeded items. Wrap up spring with a fresh and organized home.

Remember, proactive maintenance now can save you time, money, and frustration down the road. If you have any questions or need assistance with your spring home preparations, feel free to reach out. The Cano Real Estate team is here to help!

Click to download printable PDF checklist.

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