SPRING home maintenance checklist

As winter ends, give your home a complete physical—inside and out—to ready it for those warm-weather months ahead. With the days lengthening and weather warming, spring is a good time to get outdoors and tackle some larger home projects. With the threat of winter storms past, you can look for damage and make any needed repairs, as well as prep your home and garden for summer.

□ Bring Patio Furniture out of Storage Wipe off dirt and inspect pieces for damage. 
□ Bring Window Boxes, Planters, and Hanging Baskets Out of Storage 
□ Clean and Condition Your Grill For grill-conditioning.
□ Clean, Sharpen, and Oil Garden Tools 
□ Clean Winter Debris from Gutters 
□ Have Your Sprinkler System Serviced 
□ Organize the Garage and Shed Move winter equipment to the back and bring the lawn mower and garden tools to the front. 
□ Prepare Garden Beds for Planting Cover soil with a layer of well-aged compost, and mix with a garden fork.
□ Prepare the Lawn Check for any dead or damaged areas, cultivate and reseed; aerate if necessary. 
□ Reactivate Outdoor Faucets remove any insulation around them, and turn on the water supply. Hook up hoses and test them; patch any holes or replace hose if necessary. 
□ Reacquaint Houseplants with the Outdoors, If you brought plants inside for the winter, put them in a sheltered place, such as a porch, for an hour, and increase exposure gradually until the weather warms enough for full-time exposure. 
□ Remove Protective Winter Mulch from Garden Beds 
□ Service the Lawn Mower; Fill Gas Tank 
□ Shake Out or Replace Doormats 
□ String Up the Outdoor Clothesline 
□ Wash Porch and Patio Floors Thoroughly sweep



Check Home-Safety Devices Replace batteries in smoke and carbon monoxide detectors, recharge fire extinguishers, and test for 
□ Clean Ceiling Fans 
□ Clean Out the Refrigerator and Freezer 
□ Clean, Pack, and Store Humidifiers 
□ Deep-Clean Carpets Vacuum thoroughly, then shampoo. 
□ Dust Lightbulbs 
□ Guard against pests, store dry goods in airtight containers or in the refrigerator; wash pet dishes immediately after use; place trash in tightly sealed receptacles. 
□ Maintain Air Conditioners Remove and clean filters and have central-air units Contact me for referral
□ Refresh Bedding Replace heavy winter bedding with lighter fabrics; vacuum and rotate mattresses. 
Replace Storm Windows with Screens Clean screens by vacuuming them with the dust-brush attachment; if they’re very soiled, wet them with a hose and scrub with a soft-bristle brush and an all-purpose cleaner that doesn’t contain ammonia, which can discolor aluminum. Rinse screens well, and let dry in the sun before installing. 

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