Spring Home Maintenance Checklist

As winter ends, give your Colorado home a complete physical—inside and out—to ready it for those warm-weather months ahead.

Like a regular health check-up, a home maintenance schedule is important for every house's upkeep. Continuing to check on your exterior, appliances, heating and cooling, plumbing, security, and electrical systems will help prevent breakdowns, save money, and keep your home looking its best.  Take on a few tasks each weekend, from prepping for a vegetable garden to cleaning gutters, and before you know it, your home will be in shape for relaxing and enjoying the outdoors.

Below, we have compiled the top home maintenance tips to spring into action this season.

Use this home maintenance checklist to help schedule seasonal updates, repairs, & cleaning.

  • Change your air conditioner filters 
    • Regularly check your air filter. Dirty air filters make your heating and cooling systems work harder, which uses more energy and increases your utility bills. In general, replace your air filters, quarterly or every two months, if you have pets. If a member of your household has allergies, change the more often or as needed.
    • Tip: Check your filter sizes then every January purchase a bulk pack of 12 on Amazon. Then you have them for the entire year.
  • Power wash windows and siding
  • Clean windows and door screens
    • Enjoy your spring landscape from inside your home when you clean the grimy dirt from your windows. To clean the exterior of the window, first, use a garden hose or a low or medium pressure, setting to spray off accessor and pollen. You can safely remain on the ground and use telescopic scrubber to reach the second floor or higher windows. (or contact us to learn about the professionals we recommend)
  • Inspect the sink, shower, and bath, caulking for deterioration.
  • Repair or replace, weatherstripping around the doors and windows
    • Just as important as in fall maintenance, take time this spring to seal up your house in anticipation of hot and humid weather. Apply caulk around the frames of your windows and doors. Add caulk just about anywhere you find a crack, loose, seam, or opening where air can creep in. Install weatherstripping around doors and windows inside it helps eliminate costly drafts and lost air-conditioning.
  • Drain or flush the water heater
    • Water heaters are an essential appliance in any home, providing a constant supply of hot water for showering, cleaning, and cooking. However, like any other appliance, water heaters require maintenance to ensure optimal performance and longevity. One important maintenance task is flushing or draining the water heater regularly. Read more
  • Replace the batteries and all smoke and carbon monoxide detectors
  • Have your air-conditioning unit serviced before the heat of the summer arrives
  • Remove leaves and debris from gutters and downspouts
    • Clean your gutters twice a year to ensure proper drainage away from your home and your home’s foundation. Inspecting your gutters ensures they're working properly throughout the year. Depending on the height of your home, you’ll most likely need an extension ladder to reach your gutters. Once you've climbed up to your gutters, put on some waterproof gloves. Scoop the leaves out by hand. You can also hire a professional if you have safety concerns.
  • Remove the insulation from outdoor faucets and check sprinkler heads
  • Turn on sprinkler system or schedule with a professional
  • Prune trees and shrubs & fertilize your lawn
    • Watering your lawn and garden will soak up your outdoor time in the warm seasons. Take time in spring to check all garden hoses and make repairs, or upgrade to a heavy duty hose. Check nozzles and hose reels, too.
    • Planning in spring will save on your water bills, and if your area is affected by drought, can save your lawn and plants, too. Consider upgrading to a smart sprinkler controller. This device allows you to control your sprinkler from your smart phone and can reduce your water bill up to 50%.
  • Power wash your garage floor to remove winter Road debris
    • Use a pressure washer for easy, high-powered cleaning of patios, decks and outdoor furniture.There are electric, gas-powered and commercial-grade pressure washers. Look for pressure washer features like spray wands and other adapters.
    • Clean your driveway, walkway, patio, porch and deck thoroughly.
    • Wash your patio furniture. Make sure you select a gentle setting
  • Inspect roofing for missing, loose, or damaged shingles and leaks.

Your home is one of the most exciting purchases you will make.  It's also one of the most valuable assets you can own. It’s simultaneously the playground, retreat and castle for you and your family. Make sure you keep track of your warranties and maintenance records. Check this Home maintenance planner here. Deluxe Home Maintenance Log Book

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