As the cold winter days gradually give way to the warmth and renewal of spring, it’s time to turn our attention to our homes. Winter may have taken its toll on various aspects of your living spaces, but with a bit of proactive maintenance, you can ensure your home is ready to embrace the season of growth and vitality.

To help you get started, here’s a comprehensive spring home maintenance checklist to keep your home-sweet-home in top condition.

  • Inspect the Roof: Begin by inspecting your roof for any signs of damage or wear caused by winter storms. Look for missing or damaged shingles, leaks, or areas where water may have seeped in. Addressing these issues promptly can prevent more extensive damage down the line.
  • Clean Gutters and Downspouts: Remove debris such as leaves, twigs, and dirt from your gutters and downspouts. Clogged gutters can lead to water backup and damage to your roof, siding, and foundation, so it’s essential to keep them clear.
  • Check the Exterior: Walk around your home and inspect the exterior for any damage, including cracks in the foundation, gaps around windows and doors, or peeling paint. Addressing these issues now can help prevent moisture intrusion and pest infestations.

  • Clean and Repair Deck/Patio: Prepare your outdoor living spaces for the season by cleaning and inspecting your deck or patio. Remove debris, sweep or power wash surfaces, and inspect for any signs of damage or rot. Repair or replace loose boards or damaged sections as needed.
  • Service Your HVAC System: Spring is an ideal time to service your heating, ventilation, and air conditioning system. Replace filters, clean vents, and consider scheduling a professional inspection and maintenance service to ensure optimal performance during the warmer months ahead.
  • Test Smoke and Carbon Monoxide Detectors: Test all smoke and carbon monoxide detectors in your home to ensure they are functioning correctly. Replace batteries if needed and consider installing additional detectors if necessary, especially in areas prone to carbon monoxide buildup.
  • Inspect Plumbing for Leaks: Check for any leaks or drips in your plumbing system, including faucets, pipes under sinks, and around toilets. Addressing minor leaks now can prevent water damage and save you money on your water bill.
  • Service Lawn Equipment: Get your lawn mower, trimmer, and other gardening equipment ready for the season by sharpening blades, changing oil, and replacing spark plugs if necessary. Properly maintained equipment will make yard work more efficient and help keep your lawn looking its best.
  • Inspect and Clean Chimney: If you have a fireplace or wood-burning stove, have your chimney inspected and cleaned by a professional chimney sweep. Removing built-up creosote and debris can help prevent chimney fires and ensure safe operation.
  • Prepare for Pest Control: Take steps to prevent pests from invading your home as temperatures rise. Seal cracks and gaps around doors and windows, trim back vegetation from the exterior of your home, and consider hiring a pest control professional for preventative treatments.

Has it been a year or longer since your AC system was lasted inspected? If so, contact Zach Heating & Cooling today. Our multi-point inspection and tune-up will get your system ready for the warm weather ahead and ensure improved and steady performance all summer long.