Post-Winter Home Checklist

Not ready to get your spring cleaning started in earnest?  Here are a few post-winter things you can do around your home right now:

  • Clean the kitchen exhaust hood and filter.
  • Replace the furnace filter.  It may be especially filthy after the winter months.
  • Inspect the roof for water damage.  It’s also a good idea to check any fences, carports, and sheds. Tip: Check the south end of your roof first, it is the first to show wear.
  • Test the batteries in all smoke and carbon monoxide detectors.
  • Clear the gutters of any buildup to allow for proper functioning.
  • Be sure no inside or outside air vents are blocked by fallen debris.
  • Clean the windows and screens.  Repair any holes in screens and replace if needed.
  • Inspect and repair siding and peeling paint.  Fix or replace damaged siding.  Strip peeling paint and replace it with a new coat.
  • Check the basement for water damage.  Pay attention to musty smells, water stains, and damp surfaces.