If you’re like many people planning to sell a home in the spring, you’ll have a few home maintenance tasks to tackle first. Have a peek at this spring home maintenance checklist for your Arizona golf course home – it’ll get you ahead of the game when it’s time to put your house on the market.
The Ultimate Spring Home Maintenance Checklist for Your AZ Golf Course Home
Before spring officially “hits,” and before you put your house on the market, here are a few tasks you should take care of:
- Inspect and change your HVAC filters
- Clean your range hood filter
- Clean your kitchen sink disposal
- Test your smoke and carbon monoxide detectors
- Run water in spaces you don’t use that often
- Check your water heater’s pressure relief valve
- Hire a professional cleaner for a deep-clean
- Clean off your refrigerator coils
- Double-check exterior drainage on your home
- Clean your gutters, if necessary
- Get the HVAC system ready for summer by having it serviced
- Clear away weeds and dead plants
- Have your roof professionally inspected
Here’s a closer look at each.
Spring Home Maintenance Tip #1: Inspect and change your HVAC filters
You typically need to change your HVAC filter each month anyway – but if you haven’t done so recently, now is the time. You’ll want to clear out allergens, dust and other irritants so the conditioned air inside your home is fresh.
Spring Home Maintenance Tip #2: Clean your range hood filter
If you’re like most people, it’s been a while since you cleaned your range hood filter. This is something that buyers will definitely look at – and if they don’t, their home inspectors will. Take a few minutes to clean or replace your filter so it’s sparkling.
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Spring Home Maintenance Tip #3: Clean your kitchen sink disposal
There are several great ways to clean your kitchen sink disposal, but one of the easiest is to pour some vinegar in an ice cube tray and freeze it; then, put the frozen cubes down the drain and run the disposal. Don’t like vinegar? Throw some chopped lemons (rinds and all), salt and ice cubes in the disposal and run it; that gives the house a fresh smell and gets the job done, too.
Spring Home Maintenance Tip #4: Test your smoke and carbon monoxide detectors
Press the “Test” button on all your detectors to make sure they’re operating properly. If it’s been a while since you put in fresh batteries (unless yours are wired to your home’s electrical system), now’s a great time to do so, too.
Spring Home Maintenance Tip #5: Run water in spaces you don’t use that often
If you have a guest bathroom that nobody ever uses, run some hot water down the drains and flush the toilets. Check for lime deposits in the commode, too.
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Spring Home Maintenance Tip #6: Check your water heater’s pressure relief valve
Spring Home Maintenance Tip #7: Hire a professional cleaner for a deep-clean
If you hire a professional cleaner for a one-time deep-clean, you have less to do when you put your house on the market. Remember, when you sell a home, you’re not just selling four walls and a roof; you’re selling a lifestyle, and part of that lifestyle is a clean, easy-to-maintain home.
Spring Home Maintenance Tip #8: Clean off your refrigerator coils
Check the coils on the back of your refrigerator for dust build-up. A refrigerator can use up to 15 percent of the power your home consumes – and if the coils are dusty, it’ll use more energy than necessary to keep your food cold.
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Spring Home Maintenance Tip #9: Double-check exterior drainage on your home
It’s been a while since monsoon season, but it doesn’t hurt to check the gutters and exterior drainage systems on your house. If anything’s wrong with your gutters, have them repaired or replaced – eventually, a home inspector is going to check them for damage, so you can handle it now to save a headache later.
Spring Home Maintenance Tip #10: Clean your gutters, if necessary
If your gutters are dirty, clean them. Debris that gets caught in gutters can cause expensive damage, so it’s best to prevent problems from developing in the first place.
Spring Home Maintenance Tip #11: Get the HVAC system ready for summer by having it serviced
Call in a professional to service your HVAC system. Again, this is something a home inspector will check, so you want things running smoothly before you put your house on the market. And that aside, you want it running smoothly so you can keep the house nice and cool for yourself and for people who come to tour it when it’s for sale.
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Spring Home Maintenance Tip #12: Clear away weeds and dead plants
Most buyers know whether they like a home within five minutes – and that timer starts as soon as they pull up to the curb. That means your yard has to look its best, so take some time to clear away weeds, dead plants and debris that’s left over from winter.
Spring Home Maintenance Tip #13: Have your roof professionally inspected
Most roofing companies offer a free annual inspection, so take advantage of it. Your REALTOR® may even be able to suggest a company you should use. If there are any issues with your roof, it’s important that you find out about them (and fix them) before you put your house on the market.
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