Spring Maintenance Checklist

A key to protecting the investment you’ve made in your home is by following a regular maintenance schedule. By performing preventative maintenance on an on-going basis, you’ll avoid many of the big ticket repair items that can lower the value of your home.

Here are helpful checklists for monthly and spring maintenance.


  • Test your smoke alarm and carbon monoxide detector.
  • Check the filters on your heating and cooling systems. Be sure to clean and change according to the manufacturer’s schedule.
  • If you have a humidifier or an electronic air filter, check these as well.
  • Check faucets for drips. Check plumbing for leaks.

Spring – Inside

  • Check furnace air filters each month during the heating season. Clean or replace as necessary.
  • Inspect fireplace, wood stove and chimneys. Have each clean and serviced as needed.
  • When heating season is complete, shut down and clean furnace humidifier. Close the furnace humidifier damper on units with central air conditioning.
  • Check air conditioning system and clean or replace air filters. Have system serviced as need (recommend every 2 to 3 years).
  • Check and clean dehumidifier as necessary.
  • Where possible, turn off furnace and fireplace pilot lights.

Spring – Basement

  • Ensure sump pump is operating properly. Check to be sure discharge pipe is connected and allows water to drain away from the foundation.

Spring – Outside

  • Examine foundation walls for cracks, leaks or signs of moisture. Repair as required.
  • Check paint on outside walls and fence. Repair and paint as necessary.
  • Check level of any exterior steps or decks which may have moved due to frost or settling. Re-level as necessary.
  • Check and clean out gutters and downspouts. Repair loose joints and ensure secure attachment to your home. Clear any obstructions and make sure water flows away from your foundation.
  • Remove any debris from drainage ditches and culverts.
  • Prune and fertilize landscaping as necessary.

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