3335 W St Germain St.
Suite 108
St. Cloud, MN 56301

(320) 656-8890

Habi-Home Maintenance and Improvements: Spring Cleaning!

Apr 27, 2024

Welcome to spring! It’s time for some spring exterior work to keep your home in tip-top shape. The below checklist is a great tool (print it and keep it for future use!). Here we go: 

Home Exterior: 

  • Clean the gutters and, while up there, inspect the roof 
  • Check the rails on decks to confirm all are in good shape 
  • Check all decking for warps or worn fasteners, and repair as needed 
  • Check windows and screens to make sure they are functioning (and wash if you’re feeling energetic!) 
  • Check and repair caulking around windows and doors
  • Turn on frost proof sillcocks (hose spigots) and make sure there are no leaks inside the home 
  • Test outdoor lights and replace as needed
  • Remove Christmas lights
  • Service air conditioner


  • Rake leaves and fertilize as desired 
  • Trim shrubs, bushes and trees 
  • Mulch garden 
  • Start irrigations system (if applicable) 
  • Service as needed and start lawnmower 
  • Check fences for needed repair 
  • Confirm soils are sloping away from the home, and modify as needed
  • Driveway:
    • Confirm positive drainage away from the home
    • Seal driveway (if bituminous)
  • Sidewalks – Confirm positive drainage away from home 

Enjoy some spring cleaning! God bless! 

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3335 W St Germain St.
Suite 108
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(320) 656-8890

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