7 tips for Spring cleaning your home-Follow it to keep it in tip top shape.

7 tips for Spring cleaning your home-Follow it to keep it in tip top shape.

7 tips for Spring cleaning your home checklist-Follow it to keep it in tip-top shape

Don’t let the small items become major repairs.  Inspect and, if needed, repair the following so your home stays in the best condition possible.

Check your doors and windows:

•Inspect your broken glass, breached seals and damage screens.
•Ensure window and door hardware operate properly.

Check the home interior:

•Check attic for water penetration
•Look for moisture in the ceiling or around windows.
•Check stairs and railing for loose/damaged parts.
•Test smoke alarms, change batteries every six months
•Inspect tile for missing grout.
•Check caulking around showers, bathtubs, sinks, and toilets.

Foundation and masonry:

•Check foundation and chimney for deterioration.
•Inspect wood surfaces for weathering or paint failure.
•Check decks, porches, stairs, and railing for loose or worn parts.

Check the exterior of your home, before the rainy season.

Inspect your roof:

•Check for missing, loose or damaged shingles/tiles.
•Inspect fascia and soffits for damage.
•Clean gutters and downspouts.

Heating and cooling:

•Clean and change furnace filters.
•Remove materials that block surface and air handler.
•Service air conditioning system.  Yes, you do not want to have a broken air conditioner in Miami or Florida. 

Plumbing:

•Examine supply valves for leaks or corrosion.
•Check water heater for leaks or corrosion.
•Inspect sinks, showers, toilets, and tubs for leaks.
•Check lawn sprinklers for leaks and adjust sprinkler heads.
•Test well water.

Electrical:

•Check exposed wiring for damage and wear.
•Test circuit breakers and ground-fault/arc-fault interrupters.

Note:  Although this is a spring cleaning checklist, you should check your home every few months to keep everything fine tune.  My rule of thumb, when changing the clock (Daylight Savings Time) follow the same list. Change your watch/clock, review your home. This is the easiest way to remember it.

There you have it! A few tips to keep your home in the best condition for years of enjoyment.