Sort of like nature blooms anew after the slumber of winter, springtime home maintenance prepares your house to emerge fresh and strong.
Most spring maintenance consists of things the average person can do without professional assistance. If there are tasks you don’t feel comfortable doing, find a professional in the field who offers references and guarantees.
Here are a few of the ideas listed in the article:
Cut back any plants that are trimmed in spring such as Autumn Sedum, pictured.
Put on the boots and clean window wells of debris to keep animals away
If window well covers have cracked or blown away, purchase replacements
Examine downspouts and make sure they are secure and positioned properly
Hook up hoses and turn on the water for the outside
Uncover the air conditioning unit
Put away that snowblower until next year
Bring out the lawn mover and fire it up after being dormant all winter
Check the attic for signs of moisture, mold or light shining in
Clean the fireplace or wood stove
Check the smoke alarm batteries
Check your sump pump to make sure it is working properly
Clean the kitchen exhaust fan and clean it with soap and water – or replace the filter
Check weatherstripping around doors
Clean coils under freezers and fridge
Most of these tasks can be performed by the average homeowner. If you run into something too complicated for your handyman skills, please check out First Weber’s Concierge service for preferred vendors who may be able to take care of the items you can’t (or don’t want to). There’s everything from lawn maintenance to carpet cleaning to tree trimming/removal.
Thanks for reading the First Weber Wisconsin real estate & Wisconsin living blog for spring home maintenance ideas, inside and out. Happy Spring!