Spring Maintenance Checklist

Spring is here! Last week we did a blog on Spring Cleaning the interior of the Home. This week we will focus on exterior tasks that are good to do every year to make sure your house is functioning at its best. Being a property owner in Washtenaw County is fulfilling when you take care of your home and spring time in Michigan is the best time to do so. 


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  • Repair glazing and caulk around windows and doos
  • Repair cracked bricks and missing motor 
  • Repair freeze/thaw cracks in drives and walks 
  • Repair, prime, and paint areas with peeling paint 
  • Remove debris from yard and high traffic areas 
  • Search for signs of colonized insects or pests 


  • Check your roof for damage or missing shingles 
  • Check for cracked flashing or damaged caulk seals 
  • Trim branches and trees away from the roof 


  • Check basement and foundation walls for cracks 
  • Check your chimney for cracks and leaks 
  • Check your crawl for moisture 

Water Control 

  • Test your sump pump for proper operation 
  • Clean your gutters and window wells 
  • Extend downspouts away from your foundation 
  • Make sure grading flows water away from house or other structures 

Fuel Services 

  • Check your gas/oil tank for odors and leaks 


  • Test your lawn mower and trimmer 
  • Treat your lawn with fertilizer and pest control 
  • Power wash and seal your deck and patio
  • Remove your outdoor furniture from storage 
  • Dewinterize and start lawn sprinklers 

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