Spring, sunshine and budding blooms are nearly at your front door and there is no better time to get to work to protect your home. Here are the spring maintenance tasks you’ll need to put on your to-do list to ensure you are protecting your home from damage and unnecessary wear.
Annual inspections are the best way to address those relatively small maintenance tasks that can lead to thousands of dollars in repair expenses if ignored. Have your HVAC system and your roof inspected by a professional yearly, if possible. This will allow you to make small and inexpensive fixes to prevent unneeded and costly replacements.
Spring is the best time to evaluate your landscaping. With spring blooms readily available, there’s no better time to focus on your property’s curb appeal. Spring landscaping tasks can include lawn aeration, overseeding, fertilization and pruning of shrubs or trees. However, don’t ignore the vital clean-up tasks. Fall and winter storms can bring branches, leaves and other debris, clogging foundation vents, gutters and downspouts.
Heavy winds can also be responsible for slippery grime and debris causing unsafe walkways around and leading up to your property. Clean your gutters and your gooseneck to ensure those spring showers don’t bring standing water that sits next to your home’s foundation.
Now is the perfect time to get started on your indoor spring cleaning tasks. Not only will you feel more organized, but a tidy home ensures you don’t miss problem areas (like leaks, cracks or other issues) before they are difficult to address. Finally, while you are conducting your spring cleaning, check for mold development in the attic or standing water in the basement due to winter moisture buildup.
Keeping your home in its best shape is important both for your resale value and your overall enjoyment while living in it.