After a long, cold winter, spring’s bright sun and warm winds are, well, a breath of fresh air. The only downside? All that sunshine spotlights your leaf-filled gutters, cracked sidewalks and the dead plants in last year’s flower beds. Our home warranty provider, Progressive Home Warranty,  shared this checklist to help you target the areas that need maintenance at the end of winter:

  • -Clear snow from around your foundation
  • -Make sure your downspouts are down and clear
  • -Make sure your window wells are free from debris
  • -Keep your garage floor and driveway as clear as possible of snow and ice
  • -Replace your furnace filter as per the manufacturer’s instructions
  • -Wash your HRV filters (if applicable)
  • -Keep snow clear from around your roof vents if possible
  • -Make sure melting ice on roof is clear to drain to the eavestroughs and down
  • -Open your sump pail lid and ensure the float is free and operational
  • -Ensure your sump discharge is clear and directed away from your foundation
  • -Make sure rain and snow melt is free to run AWAY from your home
  • -Examine the chimney and roof shingles
  • -Inspect the concrete
  • -Service the AC unit
  • -Check outside faucets