Spring is definitely in the air this week!  With the changing seasons, it’s time to perform quarterly home maintenance to prepare your home for the warmer months ahead.  Here is a quick checklist from the Greater Atlanta Home Builders Association to get started.


  • Close chimney damper, if applicable
  • Check and repair weatherstripping on exterior doors
  • Check window locks and weatherstripping
  • Adjust HVAC registers for cooling
  • Clean dryer vent to remove any lint or obstruction
  • Turn on your air conditioning system for a trial run/and replace or clean filters
  • Check and repair interior caulking as needed
  • Check condensate pump reservoir for dirt and algae


  • Check and repair exterior caulking as needed
  • Clean and remove debris from gutters
  • Check foundation drains on basements for blockage/debris
  • Maintain the original grade of your home by using fill dirt in areas that have settled around the foundation.  Water should flow away from the foundation
  • Seal deck with preservative if necessary
  • Reseed your lawn
  • Apply mulch around trees, shrubs and flowerbeds
  • Apply fertilizer to new grass growth
  • Clean septic tanks as ncecessary
  • Check with local municipalities for approved irrigation times
  • Inspect roof for loose, warped, torn or missing shingles, unsealed vents or stacks