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Home Maintenance for Spring

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Home Maintenance for Spring involves some regular seasonal home maintenance after winter starts leaving, but it also depends on the weather we encountered at the end of fall and throughout winter. For example, if all the leaves didn’t fall before the winter snow came, it may be more urgent to clean gutters and downspouts before possible heavy spring rain comes. You would also want to check the gutter brackets, nails and screws to make sure they were not over-stressed and became loose. Regular Home maintenance for spring includes:

  • Clean area wells, window wells, and storm drains
  • Check driveways and sidewalks for cracks, yard for settlement and soil erosion
  • Check doors, windows, and trim for finish failure
  • Check windows for caulking, broken glass and damaged screens
  • Check caulking at doors and all other openings
  • Check masonry for cracks and loose joints
  • Check painted surfaces for paint deterioration and peeling
  • Check siding and trim for damage and deterioration
  • Check roof for damaged or loose shingles
  • Check underside of roof where accessible for water stains or dampness
  • Check roof for damaged flashing
  • Check for damaged gutters, downspouts, hangers and rust
  • Check exterior vents, louvers, and chimney caps for damage and nests, etc.
  • Check masonry on chimneys
  • Check fascias and soffits for paint failure and deterioration
  • Check all interior joints in ceramic tile, laminated plastic, and similar surfaces
  • Check grout around tubs, showers and sinks
  • Check condition of lamp cords, extension cords, and plugs for wear or damage
  • Test Ground Fault Circuit Interrupters (GFCI’s)
  • Clean dirt and dust from around furnaces, water heaters and refrigerators
  • Look for insect infiltration
  • Clean dryer duct