Spring Home Maintenance Tips to Keep Your Home in Tip-Top Shape!

As the days grow longer and temperatures rise, spring emerges as the perfect time to breathe new life into your home. Beyond the traditional rituals of spring cleaning, this season presents an opportunity to conduct essential maintenance tasks to ensure your home is primed for the months ahead. From pest protection to refreshing outdoor spaces, here are some indispensable spring home maintenance tips to help you welcome the season with a home that’s not only clean but also well-prepared for whatever Mother Nature has in store.

  • Termites. As the temperature rises, so does the activity of termites. To protect your home from these destructive pests, schedule an annual termite inspection with a reputable pest control company. Additionally, consider investing in a preventative treatment plan to safeguard your home’s structural integrity.
  • HVAC Tuneup. Have your air conditioner cleaned and serviced by your HVAC technician and turn off your whole-house humidifier. Consider adding a programmable thermostat to improve energy efficiency (see nest.com for our favorite).
  • Dryer Vent. Be sure to clean out your dryer vent system once a year. Be sure to unplug the dryer and shut off the gas if necessary before you begin! Watch this how-to video.
  • Decks/Patios. Don’t neglect your decks, patios and BBQ area. Power wash or stain your deck as needed, and ensure your patio is power washed and resealed according to the recommendations for its material. Stock up on propane or charcoal to kick off the grilling season with a bang.
  • Lawn Care. Un-winterize your sprinkler system and have your lines checked for leaks. Get your lawnmower ready by sharpening the blades and make sure you have your gas tank full. Put pre-emergent down on your lawn, add mulch to your landscaping beds and trim back hedges as needed.
  • Snow equipment. Winterize your snowblower and stow until next winter. Move your snow shovels and ice melt to the back of the garage or storage area to make room for spring essentials.
  • Water/Drainage. With spring showers on the horizon, take steps to ensure proper water drainage around your home. During the first big rainstorm, grab an umbrella and walk around your home to make sure water is being directed away from the foundation and that your gutters and downspouts aren’t clogged. Consider adding gutter guards to keep your gutters clean.
  • Home Exterior. Take a close look at your siding, trim and windows – caulk and repaint any areas as needed to keep everything sealed up tight.

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By incorporating these spring home maintenance tips into your routine, you’re not only enhancing the appearance and functionality of your home but also safeguarding its integrity for the long haul. Whether you’re a seasoned homeowner or just starting out, these simple yet effective tasks can make a significant difference in the longevity and comfort of your living space. So, embrace the arrival of spring with a proactive approach to home maintenance, and revel in the peace of mind that comes with a well-cared-for home.

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CEO & Lead Listing Specialist at Dani Beyer Real Estate | (816) 321-0120 | dani@danibeyer.com | Website | + posts

Dani Beyer, a Kansas City native, began her career in real estate in 2004 after working in the tech industry. Since then, she's helped thousands of families turn their dreams into keys! Dani is now the CEO and Lead Listing Specialist of 'Dani Beyer Real Estate' brokered with Keller Williams KC North. She specializes in selling luxury homes in the Kansas City Northland.