Spring Has Sprung! Talk a Walk Around the House to Start Seasonal Maintenance

Kimberly Bean
Kimberly Bean
Published on March 27, 2018

You house goes through a lot during the winter, so now that spring has arrived in Southern Maryland, it needs a little TLC. Spend a Saturday now doing some maintenance around the house, and you’ll save yourself headaches down the road.

Realtor.com recently wrote about seven tasks homeowners should tackle in the spring. The list is great, but you can’t do any of it until you take the first step: Inspect your house.

Now, we’re not talking full-blown home inspection with a professional. You don’t need to hire a professional to inspect your home. Rather, you need your camera, a notebook, and some binoculars. Then, walk several laps around your house.

Home inspector Lisa Turner tells Realtor.com that your first lap should be about 60 feet from the house so you can get the “big picture.” This is the time to look for cracks in your siding, peeling paint, holes and large cracks, damage to gutters and downspouts, and water accumulation.

Use your binoculars to inspect the roof, and make sure your deck is level. Get closer for your next lap, and pay attention to the soffits, doors, windows, screens, and vents.

Realtor.com lists several other tasks inside and outside your house for this time of year, from the garden to the kitchen. You’ll find DIY tips at the original article as well as tips for when you should call in the pros. Find the whole article here.

Who else is ready for spring? Let’s get to work!

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