Spring Home Maintenance Checklist: 9 Tips to Prep Your Home for Spring

by | Mar 8, 2024 | Everyday Living, Featured Post

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The spring season is upon us. Which means you may be itching to purge your closet, clean your house, and prep your back patio for guests. It’s that time of year for spring cleaning! And while those are all great spring home maintenance steps to take, there may be some not so obvious steps you could be missing. Follow our spring home maintenance checklist to ensure your house is ready, inside and out, for the spring season.  

 

Inside Spring Home Maintenance Checklist 

 

While there is plenty to do both inside and outside, we’ll start our spring home maintenance checklist inside your home.  

 

Check Your Smoke Alarms 

It’s best to change the batteries in your smoke alarms each time the clocks change. Make sure your batteries are fresh and your smoke and carbon monoxide detectors are in proper working order for the spring season.  

Bonus Tip: Get 24/7 CPI Smart Smoke and Carbon Monoxide Detectors installed so you have 24/7 monitoring. That way, if you aren’t home or are unable to dial 911 in case of an emergency, someone will be able to call the authorities for you. This can be lifesaving! 

 

Clean Out Your Dryer Vent 

Did you know the leading items ignited in dryer fires were dust, fiber or lint, and clothing? * Not only does a buildup of lint cause a fire hazard, but cleaning out your dryer vent will also help your dryer perform better. You should clean out your dryer vent at least once a year, and as you’re working down your spring home maintenance checklist, this is the perfect time to do it.  

 

Replace Furnace Filters 

It’s best to replace air filters every 90 days. Dust, dirt, hair, and other debris get trapped in furnace filters. This not only restricts airflow, but also reduces air quality and the efficiency of your heating and cooling system.  

 

Declutter 

Get ready for a spring garage sale. Declutter your garage, closets, and other areas of your home.  

 

Purge the Pantry  

Clear out your pantry and refrigerator to further declutter and spring clean your home.  

 

Outdoor Spring Home Maintenance Checklist 

The inside of your spring home maintenance checklist is complete, now let’s move to the exterior of your home! 

Wash Interior and Exterior Windows 

After the long winter, it’s important to clean your windows, inside and out, of debris, dirt, and other gunk. Make your solution or use a professional product to clean the interior and exteriors of your windows, sliding doors, and storm doors.  

 

Clean Your Gutters 

Make sure your gutters are free of debris, birds’ nests, and more. Gutters help keep water away from your home. If they are blocked with debris, water has nowhere to go but to spill down the sides of your house which can lead to moisture getting inside your home or pooling at the base of your home. For more information on how to prevent water damage in your home, click here 

 

Clean Outdoor Furniture 

It’s time to unveil the outdoor furniture! Pressure wash patios, decks, and back courtyards. Then bring out your patio furniture. If you didn’t cover your patio furniture over the winter months, make sure to pressure wash or wipe down patio furniture before use. You should also wash cushion covers if they were not in a covered area over the winter months. For more ways to secure your back patio or backyard over the summer, click here 

 

Install a Home Security System 

One final step on your spring home maintenance checklist to prepare your home for the spring season is to get a home security system. With one interconnected home security system, like those provided by CPI Security, you’ll have access to cameras, smart home automation products, and more, all from a single app.  

Cameras will help you keep an eye on your property around the clock. Smart home automation products like water sensors will notify you of potential water leaks. Or you can adjust the thermostat remotely, as temperatures get warmer this spring. The best part is it’s all supported by CPI Security’s 24/7 Central Station monitoring center, so someone will always be there during an emergency.  

 

As you’re working your way down your spring home maintenance checklist, make sure you’re doing so safely. Here are seven tips for a safe spring-cleaning this year! And for other ways to live life safely, visit our blog 

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