Spring & Fall Home Maintenance Checklist

 In the last two issues, I’ve focused on maintenance tasks you should perform quarterly and monthly to keep your home in great condition.  This month I’ll focus on things you should do seasonally.  I’ll complete the series next month with a list of annual tasks. 

Spring

  • Power-wash windows and siding.  It’s spring cleaning on the outside of your house.
  • Refinish your deck, if needed.  You’ll want it to look great for the summer.
  • Check sprinklers or drip systems for leaks.  Look for exposed lines, dripping sprinkler heads, or overly wet areas of the lawn.
  • Clean window and door screens.  Remove and hose them down for a clear view.
  • Inspect your roof.  You may have winter weather damage. 

Fall 

  • Seal gaps in windows and doors with caulk or weather stripping. You’ll save money on heating bills.
  • Attend to cracks and gaps in the driveway and walkways.  Fix them now before they get worse.
  • Check fireplace to make sure it’s operating safely.  You may want to hire a professional.
  • Drain and winterize exterior plumbing (if appropriate).
  • Clean the carpets.  Good to get this done before the holidays.