1. Clean the windows and gutters.
For the windows, use a squeegee or a wet rag to clean the glass, then use a dry rag to wipe away any streaks. For the gutters, remove any debris using a garden hose or a shovel, then rinse them clean.
2. Check the roof for damage.
Look for missing or damaged shingles, as well as any signs of water leakage. If you find any damage, contact a roofing contractor to repair it.
3. Fertilize the lawn.
Fertilize your lawn using a product that is designed for your specific type of grass. Be sure to read the instructions carefully so you don't over-fertilize or under-fertilize your lawn.
4. Prune the trees and shrubs.
Prune any dead or diseased branches from your trees and shrubs, then cut back any overgrown branches so they are in proportion with the rest of the plant.
5. Clean the gutters.
Clean out your gutters by removing all of the debris that has been collected inside them, then rinse them off with a hose. Be sure to check for any damage to the gutter system while you're cleaning it out.
6. Inspect the foundation for cracks or damage.
Inspect the foundation of your home for any cracks or damage, and if you find anything, contact a contractor to fix it immediately. Cracks in the foundation can lead to water infiltration and can cause serious structural damage over time.
7. Check the chimney for damage.
Check the chimney for any signs of damage such as cracked masonry or missing mortar joints. If you find any damage, contact a masonry contractor to repair it.
8. Inspect the siding for damage.
Inspect the siding on your home for any signs of damage such as chips or dents, then contact a contractor to repair it if necessary. Damaged siding can allow moisture and pests to enter your home, which can lead to expensive repairs down the road.
9. Check for wasp nests around the home.
Wasp nests are typically found in trees or bushes, but they can also be found around the exterior of homes. If you find a wasp nest, call a pest control company to have it removed.
10. Call a professional to service your HVAC system.
Your HVAC system should be serviced by a professional at least once a year to ensure it is running properly and efficiently. During the springtime, you may want to consider having your HVAC system serviced more often if you live in an area with high pollen counts.