2022’s Ultimate Spring Home Maintenance Checklist
Yes, spring cleaning is important, but spring maintenance is even more important! Performing maintenance tasks around your home is necessary to maintain your property value, keep things in working order, and prevent possible costly repairs. Not to mention, the warmer weather makes it much easier to start checking off items on your list. It’s important to remember that this maintenance checklist doesn’t need to feel overwhelming. Start checking off items one by one on this spring home maintenance checklist, and start reaping the benefits of a properly maintained home as soon as today!
Your home deserves a fresh face this season! Begin your spring home maintenance by cleaning up any fallen leaves or branches around your property to start landscaping with a blank canvas. Pull out any weeds or dead plants from your flower beds and start trimming trees and shrubs around the house. Spruce things up with some new shrubbery and flowers to really make your home blossom. We recommend Sweet Pea flowers, Pansies, Tulips, or just some beautiful wildflowers! A layer of fresh mulch will always step up your curb appeal as well.
If you have a sidewalk leading to your front door, try sprucing it up by adding brick accent pavers or a small pebble-filled border. Don’t be afraid to add large potted plants around the exterior of your home as well. Many homes in Pensacola also have palm trees in their yards. If you’re looking to add some to your yard, check out this article: How to Landscape With Palm Trees.
General Exterior Maintenance
As you enhance your landscaping, keep a mental list of other areas which need some TLC as well, and keep these common areas in mind: your roof, gutters, windows, doors, porch, and your home’s foundation. Check out your gutters to see if they are blocked and clean them if necessary. You should also ensure your gutters are expelling water away from your home. If the water is seeping under your home’s foundation, this could lead to major issues in the future. Speaking of your home’s foundation, go ahead and inspect it for any cracks or crevices. These areas are hot spots for critters looking for shelter, and they could also mean serious damage in the near future.
Another important area of your home’s exterior is your roof. Roofs with shingles should be replaced about every 15-20 years. If you’ve noticed interior water damage, missing shingles, sagging spots, or other damage, it’s time to make repairs or replace your roof. Metal roofs can last much, much longer, but should still be checked regularly for damage. Lastly, keep in mind these general areas of the exterior of your home that should be maintained yearly:
- Pressure wash your driveway and the side of your home,
- Inspect stairs and porches to ensure they’re safe and not rotting,
- Clean off outdoor furniture and replace cushions if necessary, and
- Check doors and windows to ensure they’re properly sealed.
Many homeowners overlook the HVAC system when it comes to spring maintenance, even though it’s one of the most expensive investments in any home. With the weather quickly getting warmer, you want your air conditioning system to be prepared to make a smooth transition between the seasons. Sign up for a HVAC maintenance plan to keep your system running efficiently and lessen the risk of costly, untimely repairs. The HVAC technicians at Shannon’s Heating & Cooling will perform a professional cleaning, precision tune up, and safety inspection on your system. This peace of mind is priceless!
Also, be sure to replace your HVAC air filters. If your filters have gone months without being changed, it’s long overdue. With time, your filters will become clogged with dust, dirt, dander, and other allergens which have been filtered from your air. Change these out to ensure your system isn’t working overtime and to keep your home healthier and more comfortable.
General Indoor Maintenance
Take time to inspect around your home for any areas which may need attention. Look around the inside of your windows and doors for any cracks or peeling paint. Gaps around your windows and doors can be letting cool air out and warm air in all summer long. While you’re inspecting your windows, check to see if any window screens are damaged and in need of repair. Take a peek around your basement or crawl space for any moisture or water damage as well. These are key signs that a bigger problem is lying just around the corner.
Lastly, keep in mind these general areas of the inside of your home that may need attention as well:
- Change the water filter in your refrigerator,
- Test smoke alarms, carbon monoxide detectors, and fire extinguishers,
- Clean the garbage disposal,
- Replace lightbulbs with LED bulbs to save energy,
- Ensure insulation has not deteriorated, and
- Paint where necessary.
If you’re looking for help with your HVAC maintenance this spring, give us a call at (850) 698-3101. We’re here to provide you with professional service you can trust.
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