Spring brings warmer weather, longer daylight hours and a sense of renewal. Now is the perfect time to tackle some of your home’s annual maintenance projects and prepare your home for the new season.

  • Replace your A/C filter and schedule your A/C to be serviced.
  • Redirect ceiling fans counterclockwise to push warm air up.
  • Test all smoke and carbon monoxide detectors and replace batteries if needed.
  • Polish wood furniture and dust light fixtures and A/C vents.
  • Vacuum refrigerator coils to prevent the unit from overworking when temperatures rise.
  • Clean lint buildup from the clothes dryer exhaust duct, damper and space under the dryer to prevent fires.
  • Inspect all seals, caulking and weather stripping around windows, doors and mechanicals. Repair or replace as necessary.
  • Check your sinks, shower and bath caulking for deterioration.
  • Drain or flush your water heater.
  • Clean your gutters by removing any debris, leaves, small tree branches, etc.
  • Power-wash exterior surfaces such as windows, doors, siding, driveways, etc.
  • Replace any worn or damaged screens.
  • Remove insulation from outdoor faucets and check for leaks.
  • Activate your sprinkler system and check for leaks, sprinkler head blockage and/or water pressure issues.
  • Fertilize your lawn and plan your landscaping.
  • Inspect your roof for missing or damaged shingles, and any possible leaks.