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Spring Home Maintenance

25 April 2024

Monnick Supply - Gutter & Downspout

Spring home prep can feel daunting and it’s tempting to procrastinate. To help you get started, it’s a good idea to create a Spring home prep checklist. This way, you’ll know your priorities and make sure you can check all those boxes.

So, how do I begin preparing my home for Spring? First, let’s acknowledge there is no right or wrong answer. Your home is your home, which means you’re in control and you get to decide what actions are sensible and which actions take priority.

When you approach a big project, it’s always a good idea to see if you can find ways to break down the larger and more intimidating tasks into smaller bite-size chunks. That’s what a Spring home prep checklist can help you do.

Spring Home Prep Checklist

Some will suggest front loading your list with harder tasks so you can get them out of the way. Others will encourage starting with smaller tasks that can easily be checked off your list so you are continuously feeling a sense of accomplishment. The key is to do what feels right for you and what keeps you going. Once you’ve discovered a strategy that helps you complete your goals, then you’ve accomplished an important aspect of tackling Spring home maintenance.

Exterior Inspection

Outer walls

  • Check for signs of damage or wear and tear that might be a cause for concern.
  • Water stains may indicate that your gutters are not functioning as they should be.
  • Look for any areas where it looks like bugs or other pests could find entry into your home.


  • Signs of leakage suggest caulking and weather stripping may need to be replaced.
  • You’ll want your windows to be well-sealed to lower your electricity bills and prevent pests from entering your home.


  • If you notice any cracks in your house’s foundation you need to consult a professional. This is not a DIY situation!


  • If you have a chimney, make a note that you want to have the chimney sweep come take a look. Chimneys should be inspected annually for optimum safety.

Gutters and Downspouts

  • Inspect your gutters and downspouts to see if there is any visual damage.

A/C Systems

  • You’ll want to clean any weeds or other plant growth near your A/C compressor for safety.


  • Walk around your property and inspect trees that may have been damaged by winter storms, lightning strikes, pests, disease, decay, or other potential reasons.
  • Damaged and dying trees may require trimming to avoid concerns about a falling tree damaging your property or your neighbor’s property.
  • Outdoor areas of your property should be inspected for damage. Check window sills, railings, deck areas, and make sure everything appears to be in order. If you have wood flooring on your deck or porch you may want to consider repairing and resealing. This is also true for wooden fencing.

For more information, please visit Monnick Supply in Framingham and Marlborough.



Marlborough Store

135 Maple Street,
Marlborough, MA
Call (508) 318-4788


Mon-Sat 7:00am to 5:00pm

Framingham Store

759 Waverly Street,
Framingham, MA
Call (508) 386-9876


Mon-Sat 7:00am to 5:00pm

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135 Maple St.
Marlborough MA 01752
United States
(508) 318-4788
Mon-Fri 7am - 6pm
Sat 7am - 5:30pm
Sun 12pm - 4pm
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759 Waverly St.
Framingham MA 01702
United States
(508) 386-9876
Mon-Fri 7am - 6pm
Sat 8am - 5:30pm
Sun 10am - 4pm