9 Home Maintenance Chores You Need to Check Off Your List This Spring, According to Zillow

These tasks will ensure your home gets the refresh it needs this season.

Spring has officially sprung, which means your home's annual deep clean is likely well under way. From scrubbing your baseboards to cleaning out your air vents, the warmer weather brings a renewed desire to polish every nook and cranny and start fresh—and that applies to your home's exterior, too. Considering that you need to make both indoor and outdoor spaces a priority, spring cleaning can easily feel overwhelming, which is is why it's helpful to know which tasks you absolutely need to complete this season. To help, Zillow shared its home maintenance checklist, which breaks down the indoor and outdoor chores you should keep at top of mind this spring.

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Inspect Your Trees

If you have trees on your property, spring is the time to tend to them. According to Zillow, if you see a lot of dead branches or a lack of sprouted spring leaves, call a certified arborist who can look for illness and catch a problem before it kills the tree.

Clean Your Gutters

Keeping your gutters free of leaves, twigs, and other debris is essential. Gutters control the flow of rainwater and snowmelt on your house, which protects your roof, walls, and foundation from damage. If the water can't flow properly, it can get into your house and cause leaks and promote mold growth.

Refresh Your Exterior's Paint

A fresh paint job is an easy way to instantly give your home a boost. If you see peeling, chipping, or flaking paint, give your home a touch-up or new coat of paint. Getting this task done before summer protects the paint from heavy rains and high temperatures.

Check Your HVAC

The last thing you want is for your air conditioner to break just before warmer weather. Call an HVAC tech to do a bi-annual checkup and service of your system. Zillows recommends asking them to check your ductwork for any damage and clean and service the furnace and AC compressor.

Clean Ducts and Vents

Failing to regularly service your air vents and ducts can cause built up dust and dirt to recirculate back in your home. Call a professional to remove the accumulated dirt, dust, and pet dander from your system to ensure it runs properly all season long.

Wash Your House

Spring is the perfect time to get outside and clean your home. Wipe down your windows and screens and hose off any dirt and mildew from the façade using a mild detergent that won't damage your landscape.

Check Your Deck

When the weather warms up, we spend more time outside. If you have a deck where you enjoy reading or your children often play, make sure to inspect it for any stray nails, wood chips, or rotten boards.

Update Your Pest Control Contract

Protect your home from termites, rats, and other home-damaging pests by hiring a professional to to come inspect your landscape.

Fertilize Your Plants

Your plants have been dormant all winter. Help them sprout new growth by fertilizing your lawn, trees, and shrubs.

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