Routine home maintenance can help you avoid costly repairs and also help you budget for any future repairs or upgrades! Below you’ll find our Spring Home checklist for homeowners to keep your home in good shape.
- Clean out gutters and downspouts.
- Inspect caulking around doors and windows for damage or any notable wear.
- Inspect your roof for any loose shingles and popped nails.
- Inspect and get your lawn maintenance equipment in working order by sharpening dull blades, charging batteries and replacing old gas.
- Clean your kitchen exhaust hood and air filter.
- Safety check! Spring is a good time to review your fire escape plan with your family. It’s also a nice time to check the batteries in smoke detectors and carbon monoxide alarms and replace them if needed.
- Perform/schedule Spring HVAC maintenance to your home’s heating and cooling system. Spring maintenance can also prevent costly repair bills when your system runs more in the summer months.
- Clean your clothes dryer exhaust duct, damper, and space under the dryer.
- Check for and repair any concrete or asphalt damages. Winter in Wisconsin can be harsh on driveways and walkways. Even if the crack is minor, if water gets inside of it and freezes during the cooler months, it will increase the crack and it will be a more expensive repair. It’s a good idea to repair the crack while it’s still small.
Spring is also a great time to get organized. Check out our blog on Budget Friendly Ways to Organize Your Home.