Spring Cleaning Checklist: Home Maintenance Edition

Spring Cleaning Checklist: Home Maintenance Edition

Now that spring is in full swing, it’s time to dust off the winter and tackle some spring cleaning. But, do you find yourself only taking care of the surface stuff around your home? Maybe your focus this season is to purge old clothes and toys — a great idea, but have you thought about doing more?

If you don’t have a home maintenance checklist available, now’s the time to create one and start checking things off. The last thing you want is to have something pop up you didn’t prepare for while you’re trying to enjoy the new blossoms and gorgeous weather.

Plus, spring home care is important for your home’s health, but it can be overwhelming to take on all at once. Luckily, there’s no need to do every task in one weekend — you can just check each item off throughout the season.

In case you are tackling indoor home care too, here are three top home maintenance tips to focus on for spring.

  1. Replace your HVAC’s air filters.
    It’s crucial to replace your home’s air filters approximately every three months; therefore, this is vital to include on your spring maintenance checklist. Sometimes, you may even want to consider replacing filters more frequently depending on the overall air quality of the environment surrounding your home, if you have any pets in the house, or if you have family members with allergy sensitivities.
  2. Service your air conditioning unit.
    To get your home air conditioning unit ready for the warm months ahead, it’s a good idea to get it serviced. You should call in the professionals for this task; better yet, if you have an American Home Shield® home warranty, you’ll get either a discounted or one free seasonal HVAC tune-up per contract term, depending on the coverage plan you choose.
  3. Inspect the exterior for damage.
    Winter storms can wreak havoc on the exterior of your house. Spring is a good time to inspect the roof, gutters, and siding.

Take your spring cleaning to the next level and get your home in tip-top shape from the outside in! For more information on what else you can do for your home this season, head over to American Home Shield for more handy tips.

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