What's on your Spring maintenance checklist?

It's a great time of year to check off some household maintenance items and prepare for the season and prevent costly repairs later.

  • Inspect your gutters and downspouts. Remove any debris that has accumulated through the winter and make sure there are no signs of damage to the gutters.

  • Examine roof shingles and the exterior of the chimney for damage that may have occurred during the winter. Have the chimney flue cleaned and roof repaired by a professional.

  • Prepare for the warmer weather by scheduling an air conditioner spring cleaning. And don’t forget to change your filters monthly!

  • Turn on your outside water spigots and test to make sure you have good water flow. Listen inside for any water leaks.

  • Clean and prepare your outdoor living space for the season. Pressure wash the area and stain and seal your wood deck to make it last longer.

  • De-clutter your garage/shed and make sure all chemicals are out of children’s reach.

  • Make sure it’s safe to swing. Check kids’ outdoor play structures and tighten bolts if needed. Avoid splinters by looking for splitting wood.

  • Visit the attic to confirm there are no signs of leaks.

  • Trim the trees. We tend to have strong winds in the spring and summer and loose tree branches can really do some damage to your home and injure others.