Home Maintenance – Spring: Home inspection

 Outdoor Home Maintenance 

    Check all weather stripping and caulking around windows and doors, especially if you have air-conditioning.
    Check outside of house for cracked or peeling paint. Caulk and repaint as necessary.
    Remove, clean, and store storm windows (if removable).
    Check all door and window screens. Patch or replace as needed. Put screens up (if removable type).

Indoor Home Maintenance

  • Replace filters on air-conditioners.
  • Check and clean dryer vent, stove hood, and room fans. Change or clean filters on furnace.
  • Check door seals on refrigerator and freezer. Vacuum refrigerator coils.
  • Clean fireplace. Leave damper open in summer for improved ventilation if home is not air-conditioned.
  • Check basement wall and floors for dampness. If moist, remedy as appropriate.
  • Clean dehumidifier according to manufacturer’s instructions.
  • Check for leaky faucets. Replace washers as necessary.
  • Check attic for proper ventilation. Open vents.
  • Clean drapes and blinds. Repair as needed.

Spring maintenance