Homeownership March 10, 2023

Spring Home Maintenance

This photo makes me so happy!  I’m looking forward to the tulips coming up in my yard.  It’s spring break in Iowa and we are home this week.  Along with some relaxing with Nate and the kids, we will fit in a few home projects.  Here’s a list of spring home maintenance items for you (generated by ChatGPT and me).


Spring is a great time to give your home a little extra attention and care. After the long winter months, your home may need some upkeep to ensure that it stays in great shape. Here are some tips to help you get started on your spring home maintenance:

  1. Clean Gutters and Downspouts

Your gutters and downspouts can become clogged with leaves, dirt, and other debris. This can cause water damage to your home’s foundation, roof, and walls. Clean your gutters and downspouts thoroughly to prevent this from happening.

  1. Inspect Your Roof

Your roof may have suffered some damage during the winter months. Check for any cracks or missing shingles and make necessary repairs. It’s also important to remove any debris, such as leaves and branches, from your roof.

  1. Check Your Home’s Exterior

Take a walk around the exterior of your home and check for any signs of damage or wear and tear. Look for cracks in the foundation, peeling paint, or loose siding. Make repairs as needed to prevent further damage.

  1. Service Your Air Conditioning

Before the hot summer months arrive, have your air conditioning system serviced. This will ensure that it is running efficiently and will save you money on your energy bills.

  1. Clean and Inspect Your Windows

Clean your windows inside and out to let in the spring sunshine. Inspect the seals around your windows and make any necessary repairs to prevent air leaks.

  1. Prepare Your Lawn and Garden

Spring is the perfect time to get your lawn and garden in order. Fertilize your lawn, trim any overgrown trees or shrubs, and plant new flowers or vegetables.

By following these simple tips, you can ensure that your home is ready for the spring and summer months ahead. Regular maintenance can also help prevent costly repairs down the road. Happy spring cleaning!