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Spring Checklist

Here’s a great checklist to follow every spring to be sure your home is in great shape and your family is safe.

  • Replace your furnace filter.
  • Clean the kitchen exhaust hood and air filter.
  • Check your electrical system.
  • Always have a multi-purpose fire extinguisher accessible.
  • Make sure the light bulbs in all your light fixtures are the correct wattage.
  • Review your fire escape plan with your family.
  • Consider installing a lightning protection system on your home.
  • Protect all your electrical appliances from power surges and lightning.
  • Have a professional air conditioning contractor inspect and maintain your system as recommended by the manufacturer.
  • Check for damage to your roof.
  • Run through a severe-weather drill with your family.
  • Repair all cracked, broken, or uneven driveways and walks to help provide a level walking surface.
  • Protect your home from sewer or drain back-up losses.
  • Check all the exterior fascia and trim for deterioration.
  • Check your water heater.
  • Check the shutoff valve at each plumbing fixture to make sure they are functioning properly.
  • Clean clothes dryer exhaust duct, damper, and space under the dryer.
  • Replace all extension cords that have become brittle, worn, or damaged.
  • Inspect and clean dust from the covers of your smoke and carbon monoxide alarms.


Bob Beisbier, owner of BK Home Inspection, is a Certified Master Home Inspector who has been providing professional and thorough home inspections in southeast Wisconsin for over 12 years. Bob is Infrared certified, DILHR Certified, and provides Home Energy Tune-ups, Environmental Data Reports, Pre-sale Home Inspections and Pre-offer Home Inspections.