Preparing a mountain home for spring and summer involves various tasks to ensure the property is ready for the changing season and maintained to keep the highest value possible. Here are some tasks to consider:


  1. Inspect the Exterior/Roof
    Check for any damage caused by winter weather, such as cracks in the foundation, loose or damaged siding, or roof damaged by ice.
  2. Clean Gutters and Downspouts
    Clear debris, leaves, and other obstructions from gutters and downspouts to ensure proper drainage. This helps prevent water damage to the roof, siding, and foundation.
  3. Check Plumbing and Sprinkler Systems
    Inspect pipes for leaks or damage caused by freezing temperatures. Ensure outdoor faucets and irrigation systems are in working order and repair any leaks or damage.
  4. Prepare & Treat Outdoor Spaces
    Clean and treat outdoor furniture, decks, patios, and other outdoor structures.
  5. Landscaping and Yard Maintenance
    Trim trees and bushes, clear away any dead vegetation, and prepare flower beds for planting. Consider adding native plants that thrive in mountain climates for low-maintenance landscaping that adds value to your home.
  6. Inspect Fire Safety Systems
    It’s a great idea to do this every season. Check smoke detectors, carbon monoxide detectors, and fire extinguishers to ensure they are in working order. Replace batteries and test alarms according to manufacturer recommendations.
  7. Spring Cleaning
    Deep clean the interior of the home, including windows, carpets, upholstery, and curtains. Dust and vacuum thoroughly and consider decluttering and organizing storage areas.
  8. Prepare for Outdoor Activities
    If your mountain home is used for recreational purposes, or used as a vacation rental, prepare equipment and service gear for spring & summer activities.