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Your Essential Spring Homeowner Checklist: May Edition

Spring is in full swing, and as a homeowner, it’s time to give your property some well-deserved attention. Whether you’re preparing for summer or looking to tackle some necessary maintenance tasks, this homeowner checklist for May will ensure your home is in tip top shape!

Here are some essential tasks to include:

1. Outdoor Maintenance

• Inspect and clean gutters and downspouts.

• Trim trees and shrubs to promote healthy growth.

• Check your sprinkler system for any repairs or adjustments.

• Pressure wash decks, patios, and exterior surfaces.

• Inspect and repair any damaged fences or gates.

2. Interior Refresh

• Deep clean carpets, rugs, and upholstery.

• Test and clean ceiling fans, ensuring optimal performance.

• Check and replace HVAC filters.

• Inspect and repair any leaks or damage in bathrooms and kitchens.

• Declutter and organize, donating or discarding items as needed.

3. Energy Efficiency

• Inspect windows and doors for drafts and apply weatherstripping.

• Consider installing a programmable thermostat for energy savings.

• Switch to energy-efficient light bulbs throughout your home.

• Seal any gaps or cracks in your home’s exterior to prevent air leaks.

• Schedule a professional energy audit for more tailored recommendations.

4. Safety and Security

• Test smoke detectors and carbon monoxide alarms, replacing batteries if necessary.

• Review and update your home security measures, such as alarms and cameras.

• Inspect fire extinguishers and replace if expired.

• Check and replenish your emergency supply kit.

5. Garden and Landscaping

• Plant seasonal flowers and vegetables.

• Mulch garden beds to conserve moisture and prevent weeds.

• Prune and shape trees and shrubs as needed.

• Fertilize lawns and treat weeds if necessary.

• Start a composting system for organic waste.

By following this comprehensive checklist, you’ll be well on your way to a well-maintained and enjoyable home for the summer moths ahead!

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