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Keeping Your Home Shipshape: Seasonal Maintenance Tips & Checklists

Wednesday, April 17, 2024   /   by Bell Home Team

Keeping Your Home Shipshape: Seasonal Maintenance Tips & Checklists

Hey there, homeowners! As the seasons ebb and flow, it's essential to keep your humble abode in top-notch condition. At BELL Home Team, we get it – maintaining your property can sometimes feel like a chore, but it's crucial for safeguarding your investment and ensuring a cozy, comfortable living space. That's why we've put together a personalized seasonal home maintenance guide just for you, complete with practical tips and easy-to-follow checklists. Let's dive in!

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Spring Spruce-Up: Ah, spring – the perfect time to give your home some TLC after the long winter months. Take a stroll around your property and give your roof a once-over for any signs of wear and tear. Clear out those gutters and downspouts to prevent water damage, and don't forget to schedule a professional HVAC tune-up to keep things running smoothly. A fresh coat of paint and some caulking touch-ups can work wonders for your home's exterior, while checking windows and doors for drafts ensures maximum energy efficiency. And don't neglect your outdoor spaces – trim back any unruly vegetation and clear away debris to create a welcoming environment for outdoor enjoyment.

Spring Maintenance Checklist:

¨  Inspect roof for damage or wear.
¨  Clean out gutters and downspouts.
¨  Schedule professional HVAC tune-up.
¨  Touch up exterior paint and repair caulking.
¨  Check windows and doors for drafts or leaks.
¨  Trim back overgrown vegetation and clear debris from outdoor spaces.


Sunny Summer Check-In: As temperatures rise, it's time to shift our focus to indoor comfort and outdoor enjoyment. Swap out those air conditioning filters to keep things cool and clean, and give your windows and doors a once-over for any pesky drafts. Seal up any gaps with weatherstripping or caulking to keep the hot air out and the cool air in. Outdoors, a little landscape maintenance goes a long way – trim back overgrown vegetation and give your outdoor furniture and lighting fixtures a good clean to keep everything looking fresh and inviting.

Summer Maintenance Checklist:

¨  Inspect and replace air conditioning filters.
¨  Check windows and doors for drafts or leaks.
¨  Seal windows and doors with weatherstripping or caulking.
¨  Trim back overgrown vegetation.
¨  Clean and inspect outdoor furniture and equipment.
¨  Clean and inspect outdoor lighting fixtures.


Fabulous Fall Fixes: As the leaves start to change, it's time to prepare your home for the cooler months ahead. Get cozy by the fireplace after giving it a thorough clean and inspection, and don't forget to schedule a professional heating system inspection to ensure everything is in tip-top shape. Replace those heating system filters to keep things running smoothly, and give your home's exterior a once-over for any signs of damage. As the days grow shorter, take the opportunity to clean and store your outdoor furniture and equipment, and don't forget to give those gutters and downspouts a good clean to prevent any autumnal water woes.

Fall Maintenance Checklist:

¨  Clean and inspect fireplace and chimney.
¨  Schedule professional heating system inspection.
¨  Replace heating system filters.
¨  Inspect exterior for damage or wear.
¨  Clean and store outdoor furniture and equipment.
¨  Inspect and clean gutters and downspouts. 


Wonderful Winter Wellness: When winter arrives, it's all about staying warm and safe. Insulate exposed pipes to prevent freezing, and keep your home well-heated to avoid any burst pipes – nobody wants a plumbing emergency in the dead of winter! Check your roof for any signs of ice dams or snow buildup, and keep your walkways and driveways clear of snow and ice to prevent slips and falls. Indoors, inspect your home for any signs of moisture or mold, and be sure to test your smoke and carbon monoxide detectors regularly to keep your family safe and sound.

Winter Maintenance Checklist:

¨  Insulate exposed pipes to prevent freezing.
¨  Keep home well-heated to avoid burst pipes.
¨  Check roof for ice dams or snow buildup.
¨  Remove snow and ice from walkways and driveways.
¨  Inspect home's interior for moisture or mold.
¨  Test smoke and carbon monoxide detectors.


By following these personalized seasonal home maintenance tips from BELL Home Team, you can keep your property in tip-top shape year-round. We're here to help you navigate the ins and outs of homeownership and provide valuable insights to ensure your home remains your happy place. Got questions or need assistance? Don't hesitate to reach out – we're always here to lend a helping hand. Happy homemaking!