Spring has sprung! As flowers begin to pop up, and grass gets greener, it’s time for homeowners to start thinking about maintenance for their homes.
Winter can be damaging to homes, so it’s important to check things over and complete routine seasonal maintenance – both inside and out!
In addition to seasonal repairs, there are important tasks that should be completed regularly and seasonal checklists can help homeowners stay on top of them.
We have compiled a list of what you should consider checking in on at this time of year.
What should be on your Spring checklist?
1. Inspect fences & decks
Fences and decks are subject to seasonal wear and tear. It’s a good idea every spring to look them over for any damage or safety issues and make repairs as needed. Structure made of wood especially can degrade over time.
2. Check caulking & weatherstripping
Weatherstripping around windows can also begin to become less effective as the seal losses its resiliency over time. If it is no longer preventing air from moving freely in and out of your home, the seal should be replaced.
3. Clean humidifier
Humidifiers work to repeatedly evaporate water in the air and this can lead to a build up of minerals within the humidifier. Using an anti-scale product to clean the inside of your humidifier is good maintenance to do in the Spring in order to extend the longevity and effectiveness of your humidifier.
4. Check windows & screens
Windows and screens can also be damaged during the Winter months, and just from general wear and tear. Spring is a great time to check things over and replace or repair any damages. It’s also a great time to get your windows cleaned!
5. Look for leaks
Spring is a good time to check for any potential leaks in your home. Inspect under the kitchen and bathroom sink to make sure connections on pipes and hoses are properly sealed, and look for any wetness around the dishwasher that could signal an existing or potential problem. Also check out both your laundry room and hot water heaters for any signs of leaks or dampness.
6. Clean your range hood filters
In order to keep your kitchen ventilation system running smoothly and doing its job to eliminate odours and improve air quality, its important to regularly clean your range hood filters. Doing this during your seasonal checklists make it easy to stay on top of things.
7. Check & test CO/smoke detectors
Always good practice every time you’re completing other seasonal checks around your home!
8. Start your general Spring cleaning