Back To Blog

Must-Do Spring Home Maintenance Checklist

Maintaining your home is the cornerstone of homeownership, ensuring its longevity and saving you from hefty repair bills down the line. With spring on the horizon, now's the prime opportunity to tackle those critical home maintenance tasks. By staying proactive and addressing key maintenance needs now, you'll ensure your Vermont home will stand strong against whatever nature throws its way in the seasons ahead.

1. Check your gutters and downspouts

Ensure gutters and downspouts are free from debris and securely attached to your home. Take a close look for any damage or leaks that may have occurred over the winter.

2. Inspect your roof

Look for any signs of damage or wear, such as missing or damaged shingles, chimney cracks, or attic leaks. Arrange for repairs if necessary.

3. Test your sump pump 

If you have a basement, test your sump pump to ensure it works properly. You don't want to find out it's not working during the spring thaw.

4. Look at the siding for damage

The weather can take a toll on the exterior of your home. Inspect your siding and look for any cracks, warping, rot, and pest invasion. There could be underlying problems so get a professional opinion if you’re unsure. 

5. Check your smoke and carbon monoxide detectors

Test your smoke and carbon monoxide detectors and replace any batteries if needed.

6. Dryer vent cleaning

 Lint build-up in your dryer vent can be a fire hazard. Clean out your dryer vent and inspect it for any damage.

7. Check the foundation 

 Inspect your foundation for any cracks or damage that may have occurred over the winter.

8. Weatherproof windows and doors

Check your windows and doors for any drafts or leaks. Replace any damaged weatherstripping or caulking.

9. Outdoor equipment maintenance 

If you have outdoor equipment like lawnmowers or trimmers, clean them up and perform any necessary maintenance before the grass starts growing again.

10. Examine your pipes for damage

As the weather starts to warm up, frozen pipes may start to thaw and potentially cause leaks. Check all pipes for any visible signs of damage, such as cracks or bulges. If you find any damage, arrange for repairs immediately to prevent water damage to your home.

Keeping your home in good shape not only attracts more buyers and boosts property value if you decide to sell later, but it also helps you avoid unexpected issues during inspections and negotiate better terms. Plus, it gives buyers peace of mind knowing they're investing in a well-maintained, move-in-ready property. For more home maintenance tips or advice on what to do before you list this spring, contact a Coldwell Banker Islands Realty Agent.

Add Comment

Comments are moderated. Please be patient if your comment does not appear immediately. Thank you.

This site is protected by reCAPTCHA and the Google Privacy Policy and Terms of Service apply.


  1. No comments. Be the first to comment.

Recommended Searches