Spring is right around the corner ‒ are you ready to tackle your spring home maintenance checklist?
When the weather starts to get warmer, it’s the perfect time for fixing damage caused by the winter weather. W.E. Davies + Sons Remodeling, Inc. has put together a spring maintenance checklist for your convenience. Some projects can be time-consuming, but a checklist will help you stay organized, no matter how much you have to tackle.
We have divided up the maintenance items into interior and exterior categories to make the process easier as you work through your tasks. If you need home maintenance or repairs, contact us today for our handyman services.
You should ensure the inside of your home is clean and safe for you and your family year-round. We suggest reading over the tasks below to prepare for your spring home interior maintenance. When you work with us, we can tailor other projects to your specific home maintenance needs.
Keep the air in your home healthy by changing your HVAC air filters. It will save you money on your energy bills and eliminate dust and debris from circulating in your home. Clean areas that often go unchecked, such as tops of cabinets, ceiling fans, attics, window casings, and more.
If you have wood in your home, use a damp cloth when cleaning to avoid damaging the surface. For drapery, carefully launder or dry clean your fabric. Don’t forget to wipe any grease residue that lingers in the kitchen, which can splash onto cabinets, drawers, and walls. These splatters can cause irreparable damage.
Spring is also a great time to check for leaks, clogged drains, and any moist accumulation in your kitchen, bathroom, and even laundry room. Your dishwasher can develop problems that can sneak up on you and be disastrous.
Oftentimes, homeowners forget to check their washing machine hoses for cracks, dampness, or bulges. Another essential item to maintain is your hot-water heater because it can easily corrode or leak. A hot-water heater is usually located in a basement, a gold mine for insects and dampness. Be sure to check the humidity, ventilation, and moisture levels down there.
To avoid costly repairs or spiraling damage, you must check the appliances in your home. If you have a sump pump, you will want to make sure it is working properly to avoid overflow. Inspect windows for any damage or cracks where pests can crawl into your space. Protect the airflow in your home by checking for any mold buildup or allergens in your air ducts.
Ensure that your refrigerator, washing machine, oven range, dryer, and other appliances are in good working order. Repairs can be just as costly as a replacement if you let problem signs go unchecked for too long.
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You must maintain your home’s exterior just as much as the interior. From the roof to the foundation, any issues in these areas can lead to detrimental and costly repairs.
Foundation & Siding
When the snow surrounding your home finally melts, this is the best time to inspect your foundation. If you see any cracks, you should bond them immediately. Make sure to check for any water collection around your foundation. It is important to maintain the caulking around your doors and windows because any air leaks can decrease your energy efficiency and rack up your monthly bills.
Oftentimes, homeowners forget to inspect under eaves and near gutter spouts on their siding. It is critical to examine your entire siding for any water seepage signs, especially after the winter. Any siding, including stucco, brick, or wood, can develop openings if the surface is damaged. We can help you power wash the siding and get rid of any debris that has accumulated over the past year.
Roof & Gutters
Your roof is the overall shelter of your home, and you should take a look regularly to see if there are any shifting or cracked shingles. Before a long winter, you want to rest assured that there are no openings or cracks where water can seep in. If you have a chimney, make sure no bricks or stones have cracked or fallen out, leaving your home open to destruction.
Along with your roof, you should inspect gutters and downspouts for any damage or debris. To save your home’s exterior, make sure any downspouts are diverted away from your home. It is important to clean your gutters out as well to optimize efficiency during heavy rainfall or snow.
Protect your lawn by raking any leaves, debris, or branches that have fallen over the colder months. If you have any outdoor water systems, check if they are in proper working order. It would be best to trim any trees and shrubs to prevent damage to the siding, roof, or windows. Foundation vents can collect debris as well, so be sure to clean them out.
Decks can add value to your home if you maintain them properly. Pressure wash your decks, driveways, walkways, patios, and any outdoor furniture that has been in storage for the past few months. It is also essential to inspect your deck for any rotting and if there is any, replace the damaged wood immediately. Allow our experts to repair your deck or assist with setting up patio furniture to get your backyard space ready for summer.
Don’t Hesitate to Turn to Us!
Amidst your spring home maintenance tasks, you may discover that you are taking on more than you can handle. W.E. Davies + Sons Remodeling, Inc. offers a wide range of handyman services to help you get your home ready for the spring and summer. For spring maintenance assistance, please contact us today!