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Spring Home Maintenance Checklist

Updated: May 9

Hello to the arrival of spring! Let's embrace a season brimming with all the home possibilities – from fresh ideas and new construction projects to the essential task of spring home maintenance. Completing this checklist now ensures your home is ready for the vibrant summer days, offering longer daylight hours and bustling activities. Whether your home is newly constructed or has stood the test of time, regular maintenance is essential for its integrity and longevity. By addressing minor details early on, we can prevent problems from escalating into costly repairs, safeguard your investment, and provide a safe, comfortable living environment in your home for you.

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Spring holds special significance for us as custom home builders in Charlotte. It symbolizes renewal not only for nature but also for our homes. Through firsthand experiences, we understand the importance of spring maintenance. In our region, the warmer temperatures and increased rainfall can bring unique challenges like moisture intrusion and drainage issues. However, they also present opportunities to tackle these challenges head-on and prepare our homes for the changing seasons. Proper maintenance ensures our homes remain resilient, offering safety, comfort, and peace of mind throughout the year.

Interior and Exterior Spring Home Maintenance

In Charlotte and surrounding areas, where spring brings a mix of warm sunny days and heavy rain showers, it's crucial to address both indoor and outdoor maintenance tasks to keep your home in optimal condition! Below is our "essentials" checklist:


  1. Inspect HVAC System: Schedule a professional inspection to ensure your system operates efficiently and change air filters, especially if you're noticing your bills are higher than the norm.

  2. Check Plumbing: Look for small leaks under bathroom and kitchen sinks, around toilets, and in the basement or crawlspace if you have one.

  3. Test Smoke and Carbon Monoxide Detectors: Test and replace batteries in both the smoke and carbon monoxide detectors to ensure they are working to keep everyone in your home safe.

  4. Clean Dryer Vent: You've got an awesome dryer, but it doesn't do all the work itself. Remove lint buildup from the vent to improve dryer efficiency and prevent fire hazards.

  5. Refresh Interior Paint: This task can also become fun, giving your home a more luxurious feel. Touch up paint on walls and trim to freshen up the interior of your home.

  6. Clean Window Screens: Maximize your view and natural light by giving your screens a good clean. Black window frames may need a touch-up or a simple wipe-down to feel new again.

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Exterior Checklist: Hire a Professional When Needed For Spring Home Maintenance

  1. Inspect Roof: Check for missing or damaged shingles and signs of roof leaks, and ensure the flashing is intact.

  2. Clean Gutters and Downspouts: Remove debris like fallen leaves and standing water from gutters and downspouts to ensure water drains away from your home correctly. (Be careful on that ladder!)

  3. Inspect Siding: Look for signs of damage or wear on siding, including cracks, warping, or discoloration.

  4. Check Windows and Doors: Inspect window and door seals and screens for leaks or drafts and repair or replace as needed.

  5. Trim Trees and Shrubs: Prune overgrown trees and shrubs to prevent damage to your home's exterior and ensure proper airflow.

  6. Power Wash Exterior Surfaces: Use a power washer to clean exterior walls, decks, and patios and remove dirt, mold, and mildew buildup.

  7. Lighting on pathways: Ensure your outdoor lighting fixtures are in good working order for safety and security.

Significant Parts of the Home for spring maintenance:

  1. Inspect Foundation: Check for cracks or shifting in the foundation and address any issues promptly.

  2. Service Water Heater: Flush the water heater to remove sediment buildup and ensure optimal performance.

  3. Check Electrical System: Inspect electrical outlets, switches, and breaker panels for signs of wear or damage and schedule any necessary repairs.

  4. Inspect Chimney and Fireplace: Do you have a fireplace? If you've been using it in the winter, a professional should inspect and clean it to remove buildup and ensure safe operation when the weather cools back down.

  5. Inspect Deck and Porch: Check for signs of rot or decay in deck boards, railings, and stairs, and repair or replace as needed.

Spring Yard and Garden Maintenance Checklist

  1. Prune Trees and Shrubs: Trim overgrown branches and remove dead or damaged branches.

  2. Fertilize Lawns and Garden Beds: Test the soil and apply balanced fertilizer. For long-term effects, use organic or slow-release options.

  3. Prepare Garden Beds: Clear debris and weeds, amend the soil with local compost, choose new plants for planting, and re-mulch for added moisture retention. Give your exterior a boost of modern and custom aesthetics!

Pro Tips For NC & SC Residents

The local Extension agencies are invaluable resources for homeowners seeking guidance on maintaining their outdoor spaces. In North Carolina, the NC Cooperative Extension office in Union County provides excellent support. At the same time, our South Carolina residents can turn to Clemson Extension for expert advice on caring for lawns, gardens, trees, and shrubs.

Whether you're preparing your home for the warmer months ahead or looking to address ongoing maintenance needs, spring is the perfect time to refresh your space and invest in its long-term health and value. With a proactive approach to home maintenance, the proper knowledge, and professional resources, you can enjoy peace of mind knowing that your home is well cared for and ready to weather whatever the seasons may bring!

Charlotte Home Builder, David Rogers Builders

Making tiny yet impactful home changes creates a refreshing look that mirrors the season's beauty. Ready for a home renovation project or to build your dream home? Together, let's embrace the joys of spring and start planning!

Give us a call today at 704-400-3936

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