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

If you are looking for a new home this Spring, check out our current inventory.  We are building in Brookhaven, Grant Park, Old Fourth Ward, Ormewood Park, Reynoldstown, Riverside and Sandy For more information about our homes, contact Scott Eaves at (404) 518-3820 or scott@epicdevelopment.com.