A certified home inspector shares 10 home-maintenance tips for spring.
By: Dwight Barnett (HGTV)
After a long, dark winter, spring's bright sun and warm winds are, well, a breath of fresh air. The only downside? All that sunshine spotlights your leaf-filled gutters, cracked sidewalks and the dead plants in last year's flower beds. Dwight Barnett, a certified master inspector with the American Society of Home Inspectors, shared this checklist to help you target the areas that need maintenance so you can get your chores done quickly, leaving you time to go outside and play in the sunshine.
1. Check for loose or leaky gutters. Improper drainage can lead to water in the basement or crawl…