Are you ready for spring home maintenance? Here’s our checklist to ensure your home is all set for the upcoming months:
1. Clean your gutters
Cleaning your gutters is an important spring home maintenance tip that you need to make sure you complete. Cleaning your gutters to remove any dirt, leaves, tree branches, etc. out of all your gutters is key to ensure there are no clogs or blockage. Also, this can help ensure you do not get any sort of pests in your home that were in the debris of the gutters. This is a good tip to do very early in season before any spring storms occur.
2. Check your roof
Checking your roof after the winter is another spring home maintenance tip that is highly suggested. After storms, the weather can have a big effect and sometimes cause different kinds of damage to your roof. It is important to replace any damaged shingles, look for any shingles that have any holes, cracks, or peeling. Keep in mind, you should inspect your roof after any large storm to ensure you take care of damage, if any, immediately.
3. Check your windows and screens
After the winter months, there may be some damage to your screens. Checking for holes or tears in your screen is important when you are going to be having your windows and doors open more often. Most screens can be repaired quickly and efficiently. It would also be a good time to clean your windows with a safe solution as part of your spring-cleaning routine.
4. How to Prepare Your HVAC for Spring
Since the warmer months are right around the corner, you should ensure your HVAC is ready to take on the warmer months. Calling a professional is recommended for proper maintenance. However, there are a few things that you can do to prepare your HVAC for the spring. Changing your filters each season ensures there is no dust that is entering your home and keeps your air clean. Make sure you clear any debris from the winter around your heating and cooling units if they are outside. It is also recommended that you check for any leaks in your insulation. Lastly, clean all your vents and registers to keep the air within the airway moving properly.
5. Get you Lawn Equipment Serviced
With grass cutting season upon us, it is key to check all your equipment is ready in time for summer. Changing the oil, checking the gas, and performing maintenance are all necessary before the season. If you are unable to do these things on your own, take it to a professional near you to have it serviced.
6. Pressure Wash Your Home
Once springtime comes around, it is a great time to pressure wash your home. After the winter months, the cold weather can cause a lot of buildup on your roof, gutters, decks, and siding. Not cleaning these parts of your home can cause more damage in the future. It would also be a good time to check for cracks in your driveway, walkway, patio, or foundation. This can also become a safety issue in some cases, so it is important to fill those cracks as soon as possible.
7. Review Your Insurance Coverage
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