Spring is here, and it’s not too late to give your home a little spring maintenance. Start with a checklist for the exterior and interior of your home. The First Coast Supply team is here to help you evaluate each area to determine what needs maintenance, replaced or repaired.
Exterior Maintenance Checklist
Examine your home’s exterior for wear and tear from the fall and winter weather. Clean up and make repairs to avoid maintenance surprises. Here’s how to spruce up your property for spring:
Gutters fill up with fall debris and leaves which can impact drainage from the roof. Hire a professional or clean the gutters yourself. Practice safety when cleaning gutters and use a sturdy ladder and have tools ready. Make sure to have a bucket or place a tarp on the ground to catch the gunk from the gutters. This avoids a mess on the lawn.
Repair Chipped Paint
Chipped paint can cause damage to siding and trim. If your home isn’t due for repainting, repair only the worn areas. Scrape off the chipped paint before painting. Make sure to match the paint color exactly for a seamless finish.
Clean up last year’s growth by trimming and pruning trees and bushes. Clear out any remaining fall leaves and replace old mulch for a fresh look. Before you plant, check the irrigation system and sprinklers for needed repairs. Then, plant your fresh spring flowers.
Decks and Patios
You want your decks and patios in good shape for outdoor fun. Reseal wooden fences, decks and patios. Clean or replace outdoor furniture. Make your outdoor space inviting for the warm weather months.
Inspect and clean your grill to make sure it’s in good working order for upcoming cookouts and holidays. Spring is a great time to upgrade your grill. Consider adding an outdoor kitchen to your home to create the perfect entertainment space.
Interior Maintenance Checklist
The warm spring days invite you to open your windows and clean out the winter germs. Spring is also a great time to start fresh with repairs and remodels.
Begin your spring maintenance with a deep clean to clear out clutter. Donate old or unwanted items and throw away broken items. Deep clean the kitchen and bathrooms. Have windows and carpets professionally cleaned.
Schedule maintenance for your air conditioner. You don’t want a broken air conditioner when the hot summer weather hits. Clean out interior vents to ensure good air flow.
Inspect your kitchen appliances for needed repairs or maintenance. Clean your oven. Pull out your refrigerator and vacuum lint from the backside. Visit your Jacksonville kitchen appliance store to purchase new or updated appliances.
Check Safety Features
Spring is an excellent time to maintain your home’s safety features. Replace the batteries in your smoke detectors. Inspect your fire extinguishers and replace any that are expired or damaged.
Make your home look great for spring and summer. It’s not too late for spring home maintenance. In fact, now is the perfect time! Use our checklist to get started.
For home remodel ideas or to update your kitchen appliances, visit the First Coast Supply showroom. We are Jacksonville’s premier home design and kitchen appliance store.