Your Seasonal Home Maintenance Checklist
Your home is one of the most important foundations of family life. It helps you build a safe and warm shelter for you and your loved ones. But just like how a home houses you and shields you from the perils of the outside, you, too, should do your part in taking care of it. Timely repairs are a part of that job, but there is something more important – preventative maintenance.
As many homeowners can agree, the adage, ‘an ounce of prevention is worth a pound of cure,’ has never been truer.
To help you keep your home in top condition, here’s a checklist for maintenance tasks you should be doing on a regular basis. And if you need help with gutter cleaning, window washing, and a few other things on this list, please don’t hesitate to give us a call.
As the cold subsides, it’s time to warm up and do some spring cleaning.
- Start outside and take a good assessment of your grounds.
- If you’re going to hire professionals to do your landscape, this would be an excellent time. If not, you can start raking in leaves and mowing and reseeding your lawn.
- This is also an opportunity to have an arborist check on the health of your trees. Issues here can be difficult to see without the right tools or training.
- Check the exterior of your home. Look for signs of damage or wear. Fortunately, we have got you covered when it comes to clearing out your gutters, washing your windows, cleaning your roof, pressure washing your sidings, and everything related to your home’s exterior.
- Inside your home, this is the perfect time to check your HVAC systems.
- If you use a boiler, this is the time to clear out sediment buildup.
- Check your pipes, lines, and sump pump.
There’s still plenty to do as the sun shines its brightest.
- When you mow your lawn, make sure it’s set to the highest setting. According to the New York Times, cutting them too short can expose them to drought or weeds.
- Speaking of weeds, dig them up regularly.
- Check to see whether your sprinklers are functioning properly and provided your plants their much-needed hydration.
- Clean your pool regularly to prevent algae from building up.
- Summer is an excellent time to do your painting, repair, and home improvement projects.
- Clean out your ACs’ air filters, especially since you’ll probably be using it a lot.
It’s time to prepare for winter.
- Rake fallen leaves regularly throughout this season. Alternatively, according to Popular Science, mowing over the leaves turns them into mulch for better lawn growth.
- This again, is the perfect time to call us for our professional gutter cleaning service. Clogged gutters can cause ice dams once winter sets in and damage parts of your home’s exterior.
- Clean and cover your pool since it’s too cold to swim in anyway.
- Have your HVAC system serviced so it will run more smoothly and cost-effectively in the cold months ahead.
- The same is true for your boilers and radiators.
- Check your windows, doors, and other possible openings for drafts. This is the time to fix them, too.
While hunkering down, there are still some things to do.
- Be careful with snow treatment. Some products can hurt people and pets alike.
- Make sure your snow blower is in good working condition.
- Inspect your home’s exterior regularly throughout the season and call the pros at the first sign of trouble.
- Keep your pipes from freezing using this helpful guide by the American Red Cross.
- Stock up on various supplies in case of winter storms.
There you have it, your home maintenance checklist for the seasons. If you have more questions, feel free to give us a call at 206-941-2959, or use our contact page.