Home Maintenance - Spring Home Maintenance Checklist

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HVAC

Clean out the fireplace if you used it during the winter

Open outside crawlspace vents

Clean gutters. Confirm downspouts are draining water away from foundation. Repair as needed. (Early May or late April)

Check caulking around windows and doors, touch up as needed.

Fill in any areas where backfill soil has settled.

Lubricate garage door springs and chain. Tighten any loose bolts.

Attic

Check basement or crawlspace for any leaks, mildew or mold. Ensure vapor barrier in crawl space is intact, repair or replace as needed.

Check bathroom exhaust fans

Trim any bushes or shrubbery that is blocking windows.

Check French Drains around house to make sure they are draining properly.

Replace window screens in windows to help cut down on unwanted solar heat through windows.

Check that stairwell hand rails are sturdy and steps are solid.