Spring and Summer Cleaning: 5 Tips From a Home Inspector

As the warm weather ushers in the final stretch of spring, you may be energized to complete some cleaning and other projects around your house. A thorough cleaning will work wonders to refresh your space and keep your home in optimal condition throughout the summer months ahead. But, you want to be strategic with your cleaning to achieve more than just clearing out accumulated dust. Let the experts at All-Pro Home Inspections share five tips and tricks for your cleaning to get the most out of this critical task.

Home Inspector's Spring Cleaning Tips

1. Create Your Cleaning Plan

Before starting your spring cleaning adventure, starting with a plan is always wise. Determine which areas in your home will need your attention, and ensure you have all the right supplies. Focus on one area at a time and clean that space before you move on. As you go through the list, think only about the current task until it’s finished. Don’t overwhelm yourself by dwelling on the entire list at once.

2. Clear Out the Clutter First

The first and most crucial step in cleaning is to declutter your home. Eliminate the items you no longer need or use so you are left with a more manageable cleaning task. Donating or discarding your extra stuff will free up space in your home and have less that will need to be cleaned.

3. Clean Your Appliances

While deep cleaning your home, you should take this opportunity to clean all your appliances thoroughly. After all, clean appliances will always operate more efficiently. This should include changing the air filter in your HVAC system and scheduling a professional dryer vent cleaning if you haven’t done so in the last year. 

4. Inspect as You Clean

As you go through your home and take a closer look at each of your spaces, check for any damage that needs to be repaired. By addressing issues you discover immediately, you can prevent them from escalating into a more significant problem that would result in costly repairs and end up on a future home inspection report as a flaw.

5. Clean Outdoor Spaces 

Don’t forget to clean the outside spaces on your property, and check for any hazards or signs of wear that could become a major problem for you. Trim any overhanging branches near your roof so they do not break off in a storm and damage your home. Also, clean out your gutters to prevent clogs that could result in water damage.

Schedule Your Inspection

Let All-Pro Home Inspections aid your efforts with our services, such as radon testing, mold testing, and termite inspections. Contact us today at (615) 337-1277 for an instant quote or to schedule your inspection. We serve Nashville and the surrounding areas of Franklin, Brentwood, Hendersonville, Mt. Juliet, and Murfreesboro, as well as the counties of Davidson, Robertson, Sumner, Wilson, Rutherford, Williamson, and Cheatham.