Spring is an excellent time to tackle those pesky home projects you have been putting off for a while. Warmer temperatures and more daylight are the perfect mix for a variety of important home maintenance projects. We have put together a helpful list of essential projects you may want to consider over the coming months.
- Clean Your Gutters: The winter months are particularly tough on gutters, because high winds blow in debris you may not be able to see from the ground. Since there is usually a lot of rain during the spring, make sure to clear your gutters and downspouts to prevent water buildup. Water accumulation can damage the foundation or act as a breeding ground for mosquitos and termites.
- Check Air Conditioning Unit: Regular maintenance on your heating and cooling system is essential to keeping it in good working order. Before the weather starts heating up, consider changing out all the filters in your home. During the winter, dust builds up in filters causing restricted airflow. Homeowners should also check all connections and clean the drain pan.
- Check Appliances: Both indoor and outdoorappliances can take a beating during the winter months. From vacuuming the dust build-up in the coils of your refrigerator to getting your lawnmower ready for mowing, there are a variety of things homeowners should do to keep their appliances running smoothly during the summer.
- Inspect Your Roof: Your roof is one of the most important elements to your home. An annual inspection during the Spring can save you time and money down the road. Check for things like missing shingles, popped nails or discoloration. These are all signs of a leak which could cause incredible damage to the interior of your home.
- Clean Patios and Decks: Dirt builds up on decks and patios during the winter which can damage their integrity. On a warm day, give your deck or patio a deep cleaning with water and cleaning solution. Remove all leaves, check nails, and consider staining and sealing the surfaces to keep them in top shape for the coming summer.
- Trim Overgrowth: No matter where you live, thunderstorms are a part of summer. Take this opportunity to trim back all trees that have grown over your roofline or bushes that could hamper water flow and obstruct your HVAC unit. Trimming now will stop any potentially hazardous situations when a storm does hit.
At HHHunt, we believe it’s how you live that matters and hope you will take advantage of these spring maintenance tips so that you can enjoy your dream home for many years to come.