Seasonal Reminders

Spring Maintenance List

Spring is the time for warm-weather home maintenance tasks both outdoors and inside.  Our handyman staff can assist with many of the tasks below.  Contact us at 608-831-3496 today to schedule a visit.

Exterior

  • Check sump pump for proper operation
  • After snow & ice melts, clean gutters & downspouts
  • Check for leaky gutter joints or loose fasteners
  • Make sure downspout extensions are installed and draining away from house
  • Check landscaping around foundation for any settling
  • Inspect home’s foundation for gaps, cracks or missing materials
  • Inspect roof for damaged or missing shingles, check roof vents
  • Check satellite/antenna supports
  • Inspect siding, soffit & fascia for loose or damaged materials, check for woodpecker holes
  • Trim/prune tree limbs or shrubbery that is in contact with roof or siding
  • Check windows for condensation damage, deteriorated caulk, broken glass seals or broken hardware
  • Clean & repair window screens before installation
  • Remove storm windows, perform any needed repairs prior to storage
  • Inspect caulking & replace if necessary
  • Check decks, patios, porches, stairs & railings for loose components, deterioration or need for refinishing
  • Clean outdoor light fixtures
  • Schedule an HVAC professional for air conditioner maintenance
  • Check exterior water faucets/hose bibs for possible leaks

Interior

  • Clean clothes dryer exhaust vent
  • Change furnace filter
  • Vacuum ceiling bath fans, smoke detectors & heat supply/return grills
  • Clean ceiling fan blades
  • Lubricate door hinges, overhead garage door rollers, tracks & wheels
  • Clean kitchen exhaust fan filters
  • Change smoke/fire & CO detector batteries and test units
  • Purchase & install CO detectors if you haven’t done so
  • Change batteries in thermostat
  • Purchase & install a fire extinguisher.  Remind family members where it is.
  • Consider replacing laundry water supply hoses if they are more than 5 years old