Preparing Your Home For Spring!

Preparing Your Home For Spring

After the fall and winter seasons homes usually endure some hardships. Once spring arrives we are faced with many tasks to complete. Don’t procrastinate! Check out these tips and advice to get your home looking and functioning at its best!

 

Examine Roof Shingles: Check to see if any shingles are missing or were damaged during fall and winter. Have a professional roofer inspect the flashing around plumbing vents, skylights, and chimneys.

Probe the Wood Trim: Inspecting exterior wood finishes and wood trim every spring with a screwdriver is a great precautionary step to prevent any future deterioration or rotting. Pick a possible area of concern and test.

Check the Gutters: While cleaning the gutters, check for any leaks. If there are any loose gutters, now is the time to fix!

Examine the Chimney: Have the chimney cleaned and inspected by a professional. Be sure to inspect the exterior of the chimney for any damage.

Inspect the Concrete: Make sure concrete slabs are draining away from your home’s foundation. Power wash the sidewalks, driveways, pool decks, etc., then fill the cracks with crack fill or silicone caulk.

Move Firewood: Move firewood away from your home to prevent any termites/insect growth.

Check Outside Faucets: After winter there is always possibility of faucets being damaged. Hold your thumb under the opening; if you can stop the water flow, there is a possibility that the pipe inside your home is damaged. Check all hoses for leaks and rotting.

Service the AC Unit: Remove any debris around the unit. Have a professional contractor inspect the air conditioning system. Keep up on changing interior filters.

Check Power Equipment: Inspect lawn equipment! Clean and prepare for efficient yard work maintenance!

Check the Attic: Inspect the ventilation in your attic to ensure it is in proper order. Remove any bird’s nests.

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