Spring Home Maintenance Guide

This entry was posted in Home Improvement on April 26, 2014

Spring has arrived and if you’re a homeowner, there are a few things that you should be doing to maintain your home – whether you’re planning to list it for sale or not. After all, maintaining a home is an important way to retain its current value.

Divert Water

Now is the time to clean out gutters – leaves and tree limbs often accumulate over the winter months even after you’ve cleaned up the leaves in your own yard. Spring is a prime season for sudden downpours, so you want to make sure that your gutters can handle pop-up showers that quickly drop an inch or two of water with little warning.  Make sure your downspouts are clear as well and check the foundation for cracks.

Do a Visual Check of Your Roof

After a rainy day, check the roof or call Roof Repair Company, you need to do a roofing lead strategy for wet spots where water may pool or gather. The winter snow can also wreak havoc on shingles. If there are loose shingles, make sure to have them repaired professionally. If the shingles are curling, buckling or crackling, it’s time to think about replacing the roof, check for mold formation, even if it is the smallest you need to hire the team at powerwashingrichmond.com to make sure all the possible mold formation disappears. Roofing Services are needed if you spot any damage, leaks, faulty installations and the like. Just like if you want specific installations like roofing wake forest for terraces or gardens.

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Checked Exterior Painted Areas

Now is a good time to check painted siding and foundations. If you plan to paint, take the time to scrape and sand the area first, then add primer and finally high-quality exterior paint. If the paint is in good shape, consider a power washing from York powerwashing pros – it can do wonders for the curb appeal of your home. Which also

Trim Shrubs and Trees

Now is the time to trim back trees and shrubs (unless they are flowering shrubs as trimming will remove the buds). This is also the time to trim back large decorative grasses so new growth can flourish.

Give Some Attention to Your Lawn

Take time to rake up old leaves as they can smother grass, pick up limbs that have accumulated over the winter, and if you have a furry friend, pick up after them. All of these small efforts can make a difference if you plan to list your home and are expecting visitors. As an extra step, consider adding natural fertilizer or turf builder to ensure that your lawn will be healthy and drought-resistant come summer.

Replace Air Filters

Spring is a perfect time to replace air filters for your heating and cooling system (and also a good time to replace the batteries in your smoke and carbon monoxide detectors too). You can get air filters and other HVAC parts from this resource. A unit free of dust and dirt runs more efficiently, saving you money on your energy bill.

Keep Pests Under Control from the Start

If you’re doing some major spring cleaning and are accumulating trash, get rid of it quickly so it doesn’t attract pests, if their mold in some areas outside or inside try doing a power wash, you can view here for more info on this. If you plan to mulch around your home this spring, use a liner underneath.

We hope these tips have been helpful. If you’re planning to list your home this spring or summer, we look forward to hearing from you!

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