Spring is the perfect time to tackle some of those home maintenance projects that you may have put off during the colder months. Plus, the proper and regular home maintenance that you put in now will not only help to avoid expensive repairs, it will pay off when the time comes to sell your home. Here are some home maintenance projects to consider for spring:
Clean Gutters and Downspouts
Clear out any debris that may have accumulated in your gutters anddownspouts over the winter. This will help prevent any water damage to your home during the rainy season. If you do it yourself instead of hiring a professional, please take safety precautions by reading these safety tips.
Inspect Your Roof
While you’re up on the ladder clearing out your gutters, take the opportunity to inspect your roof for any damage or wear and tear. Look for any loose or missing shingles, and check for signs of leaks or water damage.
Service Your Air Conditioning
Before the hot summer months arrive, it’s a good idea to have your air conditioning system serviced. This will ensure that it’s running efficiently and will help prevent any breakdowns during the hottest days of the year. Also change out the filters. You don’t want to find out that your AC is not working properly during the first hot spell.
Seal Windows and Doors
Check the seals around your windows and doors to ensure that they’re in good condition. If you notice any gaps or cracks, apply caulk or weather stripping to help keep the cool air inside during the summer.
Paint the Exterior
If your home’s exterior is looking a little tired, consider giving it a fresh coat ofpaint. This will not only improve the appearance of your home, but it will also help protect it from the elements.
Spruce up your yard and give it some much-needed attention after the winter months. Consider planting new flowers or shrubs, trimming trees and bushes, and fertilizing your lawn.
Deep Clean Your Home
Spring is a great time to give your home a deep clean. This includes dustingand vacuuming all surfaces, washing windows, and cleaning out any clutter or items that are no longer needed.
Check Your Smoke and Carbon Monoxide Detectors
Double check that your smoke detectors and carbon monoxide detectors are working. If they are not 10-year sealed battery versions, replace the batteries.
By following these tips, you can improve the functionality and aesthetic of your home, while also ensuring that it’s ready for the warmer months ahead. Happy Spring!