Essential Spring Cleaning Tips for Manufactured Home Owners

As the weather warms up around us, spring offers a perfect reminder to freshen up our surroundings indoors and out. All across the country, manufactured home owners just like you are checking off small items like vacuuming nooks and crannies alongside big annual chores like inspecting major home systems.

Whether you’re a seasoned owner or new to the neighborhood, our manufactured home spring cleaning checklist and guide will help you make sure your home stays bright, healthy, and durable all year.

Key Areas to Focus on When Cleaning Your Manufactured Home

After an interior deep clean, we’ll also provide specific tips to help maintain your manufactured home’s exterior.

Deep Clean Your Home Interior

Start your spring cleaning journey by giving your home’s interior a thorough scrub. Dust those hard-to-reach corners, vacuum under furniture, and mop floors to rid your space of winter’s remnants.

Decluttering and reorganizing closets and cabinets can also help you feel like you have a fresh start for the new season, and it gives you an opportunity to put cold-weather clothing in storage to open up space.

Wash Your Windows and Siding

Washing your windows inside and out at the start of the season will invite all the spring and summer sun into your home. Start with a gentle cleanser indoors to remove dirt and grime, and consider renting or buying a power washer to help you reach all the exterior details along your windows and siding. Focusing on your siding maintenance now revitalizes the appearance and maintains its longevity. 

Check Your Home Skirting and Underbelly

As winter clears out, now is a great time to inspect your home’s skirting and underbelly for any signs of damage, pests, or wear. Depending on what you find, you can replace any damaged skirting panels to ensure proper insulation and protection against pests and the elements. Addressing these issues promptly prevents costly repairs down the line.

Inspect Your Mobile Home Roof and Gutters

Safeguard your home against spring showers now by inspecting the roof for leaks or damaged shingles. While you’re up there, clean out gutters and downspouts to prevent water buildup and future water damage.

Inspect Your Air Conditioning, Ductwork, and Vents

Prepare for the summer heat by checking your air conditioning system, ductwork, and vents for any issues. If you’re a DIYer, look up guides and videos to walk you through the process, or consider hiring an HVAC professional. 

Whichever way you choose, be sure to clean or replace air filters now (and every season) to ensure optimal airflow, indoor air quality, and HVAC health.

Spring Cleaning Checklist for Your Manufactured Home

For an easy-to-read spring cleaning guide, we’ve provided all our tips and tricks in one quick checklist. Once you’ve knocked each item off the list, you’re ready to sit back and enjoy the summer!

  • Vacuum and mop floors, including under furniture
  • Clean out and reorganize storage spaces 
  • Wash windows inside and out
  • Scrub or power wash your exterior siding
  • Inspect and replace any damaged skirting panels
  • Check the roof for leaks or damaged shingles, and replace if needed
  • Clean gutters and downspouts and remove built-up debris
  • Examine your HVAC, ductwork, and vents, and replace filters

Manufactured Home Spring Cleaning Done Right

As you embark on your spring cleaning journey, remember that maintaining your manufactured home is an investment in both its longevity and your comfort. When you follow our spring cleaning checklist and tips, you’ll spruce up your space and make it a safe and enjoyable environment for you and all your loved ones. 

For more manufactured home tips, check out our winter maintenance guide and other educational resources.

Here’s to a refreshing season and a home that shines bright all year round.