7 Easy To Do Spring Maintenance Tips


LJM Home’s Spring Checklist

Spring is around the corner and after the long wet winter, it’s time to make sure your home gets some much needed TLC. Here are some easy maintenance tips for the Do-it-Yourself’er.

  1. Roof Damage: Your roof gets hit hard during winter. For spring maintenance, make sure that your shingles are intact, and look for signs of leaks or wood damage on the outside and in your attic.

  2. Gutters & Downspouts: Clean both your gutters and downspouts to get rid of the debris from the winter wind and the fall leaves. It’s also a good time to check for damage.

  3. Windows & Screens: After cleaning windows, check to see if your screens are good to go. Spring and Summer means windows will be open and you don’t want unwanted bugs getting through the cracks. Fixing screens is a great and simple DIY project.

  4. Remove Dead Plants: Any dead plants along your foundation can cause problems with mildew & mold. Spring is the perfect time to get rid of them and prepare for new plants to be planted.

  5. Cracked and Chipped Paint: Now is the time to inspect your paint and siding. Freezing temperatures and all that winter rain and snow can take a toll on the siding and paint of your home. Paint and siding is what protects the interior of your home. If there are cracks or peeling paint, the wood of your home can become damaged when the spring rain comes down.

  6. Insect Damage: It may be the gross part of maintenance, but getting rid of any insects causing damage to your home and plants will pay off. Insect damage can be an expensive fix if not caught in time.

  7. Smoke Detectors: Replace all the batteries in your smoke detectors and carbon monoxide alarms.

If you find any damage or have repair questions, we’re here to help answer those questions & provide you with repair solutions. You can contact us by clicking here.