As spring comes to a close, we have compiled a list of our favorite spring cleaning and maintenance tips to help get your home in shape for the warmer months ahead.

  1. General Inspection
    • What better time to look around for any damage the ice and snow from winter may have caused to the exterior of your home? Spring is here in full force, and it is imperative you keep up with maintenance on your home’s interior as well as the exterior.
  2. Windows
    • Cold, icy winter may have caused seals around windows to harden, loosen, or crack. Be sure to inspect those areas for damage and repair them as needed.
  3. Air Conditioning
    • Replace the air filters in your central heat and air unit every three to four months. Early air conditioner maintenance can prevent small problems, so they do not become more expensive repairs later down the line.
  4. Grill
    • With the Fourth of July right around the corner, now is the best time to do a quick check-up on your grill. If you forgot to clean the bottom tray after you finished grilling last summer, you might need to use a paint scraper to remove remaining debris.
  5. Lawn Care
    • Remove damaged and overhanging branches, so your trees and bushes have more space to grow healthier. Check lawn equipment to make sure everything is working properly and ready for summer. Don’t forget to check any outside faucets and garden hoses for freeze damage from last winter.
  6. Deck
    • Consider giving your house a facelift by updating or adding a deck to get ready for some fun outdoor entertaining. Be sure to replace anything that is damaged and wash away fragments
  7. Attic
    • When was the last time you looked in your attic? Cleaning and organizing the attic will not only free up valuable storage space, but it can also translate into savings on your utility bills.
  8. Chimney
    • Spring cleaning and chimney inspections go hand-in-hand so be sure to examine the exterior and interior of the chimney for signs of damage. The National Fire Protection Association recommends having your fireplace, vents, and chimney inspected and cleaned annually.
  9. Gutters
    • Checking for loose or leaky gutters can help prevent drainage problems that lead to water in the crawl space. Even though gutters are the central defense between the foundation and siding on a house, they may go unnoticed when thinking about standard spring cleaning areas. Make sure to clean gutters once a year and remove debris using a garden hose.
  1. Roof
    • Visually inspect your home’s primary defense against leaks, cracks and loose shingles from the most leak-prone regions like skylights and chimneys. Be sure to examine for damage and discoloration so you can quickly discover and prevent a leak.

We hope you find these tips helpful. Should your spring cleaning uncover any service needs, do not hesitate to reach out to us for a free consultation.