Spring House Preparation Checklist

One of the best things you can do to prepare your home for Spring is to have a licensed home inspector perform an annual maintenance inspection. These are affordable for your budget, and are a great way to find potential issues before they turn into big, costly issues.

There are also some things you can quickly check yourself with your naked eye to get a start on knowing what you may need to repair or perform preventive maintenance. Here are a few suggestions to get you started:

  • Gutters and downspouts firmly attached
  • Water draining away from the house/foundation
  • Gutters free of debris
  • Roof covering intact (please don’t climb on your roof – use binoculars!)
  • Shingles flat and undamaged
  • Flashing around chimneys, skylights and spouts is good
  • Foundation has no damp areas
  • No foundation cracks that extend into the earth
  • Exterior walls/siding in tact
  • No siding discolored
  • No crumbling stone or brick
  • No cracks or openings in paint
  • Staircase railings attached
  • No rust, mold, cracks
  • Exterior stairs level and sturdy
  • Fences and landscaping in good condition
  • Pipes rubber hoses on appliances in good condition
  • All fans, exhaust, ventilation fans are clean and dust-free
  • Screens on doors and windows in good condition
  • Seals around windows and doors in good condition, no cracks, no discoloration
  • Door hinges oiled

For a more in-depth inspection of your home, Spring is a great time to schedule your annual maintenance inspection.

If you are in need of a home inspection and would like to receive a thorough and informative home inspection report, or know someone who is, book your inspection by calling


or schedule your home inspection online.

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