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Schedule an AC tune-up

Take a look at your roof and gutters

Find some new rainy day board games

Make sure your mower is ready to roll

Give your BBQ the VIP treatment with a deep clean

Give the siding, walkways and steps a powerwash

Make sure smoke alarms are in working order

Clean and inspect windows

Pump up those bike tires

Schedule your HVAC maintenance now!

Call (213) 596-2538
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Your “Let’s Get It Done” Seasonal Checklist

5 min readUpdated Mar. 15, 2024Lyle WeischwillHVAC
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As the cold winter months fade away and the refreshing spring season approaches, it's an ideal time to give your home the TLC it deserves. By following our spring home maintenance checklist, you can ensure your home is in excellent condition and ready to embrace the warm weather.

KEY TAKEAWAYS

  • Prepare your home for spring by following this checklist that includes reminders for your spring AC tune-up, roof inspection and gutter-cleaning.
  • Our checklist isn't all work. Have some fun while you're getting your home ready for spring.
  • Be prepared for emergencies with our essential advice that can keep your family safe.

Your Let's Get it Done CHECKLIST for Spring

Schedule an AC tune-up

After heavy usage during the winter months, it's essential to ensure that your HVAC system is functioning properly. Regularly change your air filters, clean the vents and ducts, and schedule a professional AC inspection and tune up to identify and address any potential issues before they become major problems.

Also, scheduling air-conditioning service is crucial to ensure your cooling system is ready for the upcoming warmer months. A professional technician will inspect, clean, and tune up your air conditioner, ensuring optimal performance and energy efficiency. Regular maintenance can also extend the lifespan of your unit and help you avoid costly repairs down the line.

Take a look at your roof and gutters

Check Your Roof

It’s crucial to inspect the roof every spring for any damage or missing shingles. A robust and well-maintained roof is essential for protecting your home from the elements. Additionally, check for these signs of tell-tale roof problems:

  • Damaged drip edge.
  • Buckling, loose or missing flashing.
  • Missing or exposed fasteners.
  • Sagging or broken gutters.
  • Piles of granules.

Schedule a consultation with a roofing expert if you notice any issues.

Trim tree branches that can brush against your roof and cause damage. Overhanging limbs can also allow pests to crawl onto your roof and invade your home. Have a tree-trimming service or arborist cut back tree limbs if you’re unable to complete this important task on your own.

Clean the Gutters

Regularly inspecting and cleaning your gutters is another key part of spring home maintenance. Ignoring this task can lead to numerous problems, such as water damage to your home's foundation, leaks in the roof, and even infestations of pests. Here are three critical steps to take when inspecting and cleaning your gutters:

  1. Clearing gutters and downspouts of debris and leaves: Over time, leaves, twigs, and other debris can build up in your gutters, leading to blockages and hindering proper water flow. Use a sturdy ladder and gloves to safely remove any debris from the gutters and downspouts. This ensures that rainwater can flow freely and helps prevent any potential blockages.
  2. Inspect for leaks or damage: Check your gutters for any indications of leaks or damage. Look for cracks, holes, or loose joints that could cause water to leak or overflow. If you identify any issues, repair or replace the damaged sections promptly to avoid further damage.
  3. Ensure proper drainage away from the foundation: The primary function of gutters is to divert water away from your home's foundation. Ensure your gutters are appropriately sloped and that water is being directed away from the foundation. If you notice any pooling water or signs of erosion near the foundation, it might indicate a drainage issue that requires attention.

By following these steps, you can maintain the functionality and lifespan of your gutters, safeguarding your home from potential water damage.

Find new rainy day board games

Find some new rainy day board games

Fend off boredom in the spring by planning a board game night. Leave the cell phones and smart devices off for awhile and enjoy some good old-fashioned fun. You'll be surprised how fun it can be.

Make sure your mower is ready to roll

Get your riding mower ready for the mowing season by giving it a good tune up. Watch this helpful YouTube video to see how to tune up your mower:

Give your BBQ the VIP treatment with a deep clean

We have a helpful DIY video for this step too! Follow Wayne through the step-by-step process of cleaning up a grill:

Give the siding, walkways and steps a powerwash

Break out that pressure washer and clean the patio, porch, driveway and walkways around your home. If you have a deck in your backyard, now’s the time to clean that area too. Powerwash any surfaces on the outside of your home that won’t by harmed by the pressurized spray.

Make sure smoke alarms are in working order

Make sure that your smoke alarms and carbon monoxide detectors have fresh batteries. If you’re unsure about the last time that you replaced the batteries, now is a good time to do it.

Repeat this task every spring to keep the batteries fresh. Do it at the same time you review this checklist and have an emergency preparedness review meeting at the same time.

Clean and inspect windows

Yes, spring is the time to “do windows”. So, if you like to cling to that phrase “I don’t do windows,” you can choose to have a cleaning service clean your windows for you.

Another vital task of spring home maintenance is sealing your windows to prevent drafts. Over time, the seals around windows and doors can deteriorate, causing air leaks and energy loss. By inspecting and sealing any gaps or cracks, you can prevent outside air from entering your home, enhancing energy efficiency and reducing your carbon footprint. Follow the tips in our 6 Window Maintenance Tips for 2024 article to effectively seal your windows.

Pump up those bike tires

If you've fallen off the fitness wagon, it's time to climb on that bike and get some exercise. Air up the tires and grease that bike chain. Get going and get fit again. Bike riding is a fun way to stay active.

Repeat these tasks every year to get yourself and your home ready for spring!

Schedule your HVAC maintenance now!

HVAC checkups from Sears Home Services help keep your heating and cooling system running at its best. Prevent costly repairs and can make your HVAC system more energy efficient with routine maintenance.

Call (213) 596-2538 or schedule online now.

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