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10 Essential Tasks for Your Spring Maintenance Checklist

Photo Credit: Kaytlyn Perez Photography

As a homeowner, multi-property landlord, and Realtor, I've seen firsthand how the shift from winter to spring can impact homes. Springtime isn't just for decluttering your space and freshening up your interior decor; it's a prime time for essential home maintenance that can significantly enhance your living experience and protect your investment. Here's a little rundown of the top 10 spring maintenance tasks you shouldn't skip:

  1. Clean Gutters: It's not the most glamorous task, but clearing debris from your gutters is vital. It prevents water damage and ensures your rainwater system functions correctly.

  2. Clean Windows & Repair Damaged Screens: Sparkling windows and intact screens not only improve your home's appearance but also enhance airflow and prevent pesky insects from getting inside.

  3. Aerate & Fertilize the Lawn: Give your lawn a breath of fresh air and a boost of nutrients. This will help you achieve that lush, green carpet look that makes being outdoors so inviting.

  4. De-Winterize Sprinkler System: It's time to wake up your sprinkler system from its winter nap. Ensuring it's in top condition will keep your garden vibrant and hydrated.

  5. Power Wash House, Sidewalks, and Driveway: Wash away the winter grime to reveal a bright and welcoming exterior. It's like giving your home a mini-facelift!

  6. Reseal or Stain Deck, Front Door, or Fences: Protect and beautify your woodwork to not only make it last longer but also to maintain that fresh, well-cared-for look.

  7. A/C Tune-Up & Cleaning: Before the sweltering heat kicks in, make sure your cooling system is ready to keep you comfortable without a hitch.

  8. Mulch Flower and Landscaping Beds: A fresh layer of mulch does wonders. It keeps weeds at bay, retains moisture, and gives your gardens a neat, unified look.

  9. Tune-Up and Start Mower: Ensure your lawnmower is ready to keep your grass trim and healthy. Regular maintenance can save you time and trouble in the long run.

  10. Deep Clean Interior: Last but not least, don't forget the inside of your home. A thorough deep clean will refresh every nook and cranny, making your home feel rejuvenated.

Tackling these tasks can make a huge difference in your home's appearance, efficiency, and lifespan. Plus, maintaining a well-kept home could enhance its value—a win-win situation for any homeowner! So, arm yourself with this checklist and make your living space spring-ready!

Photo Credit: Kaytlyn Perez Photography

Chelsea Steen Realtor


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