Spring is around the corner. Before getting excited about the warmer weather and outdoor activities, here are nine tasks to prepare your home for spring.
Check for Signs of Roof Damage
Inspect your roof for signs of damage, particularly if your region experiences harsh winter conditions. Replace any missing or damaged shingles and flashings if necessary. For best results, hire a professional to help you with roof repairs.
Clean Your Rain Gutters
While you’re inspecting your roof, check your gutters too. Clear as much debris as you can with your hands, then flush the gutters and downspouts with water. Alternatively, use a power washer if there’s excessive debris. Cleaning your gutters prevents water from pooling around your home and stops water damage.
Change Your Filters
Air filters trap pollutants and prevent them from circulating throughout your home. Prepare your home for spring by replacing your HVAC filters for better indoor air quality.
Properly working smoke and carbon monoxide alarms are vital to your safety. Test them to ensure they’re working correctly and replace the batteries if necessary.
Prepare Your Home for Spring by Inspecting Plumbing
Harsh winter conditions can take a toll on your plumbing and cause pipes to leak or burst due to freezing. Prepare your home for spring by inspecting your lines for leaks and damages, and call a plumber to perform repairs if necessary.
Clean and Prepare the Grill for Spring
You probably didn’t use your grill during the winter. As a result, it’s likely to have accumulated a lot of dust. Prepare your grill for the spring by cleaning it thoroughly before using it. Cleaning it helps it work better and increases its lifespan. Additionally, once you’ve cleaned your grill, cover it with a waterproof cover to protect it from the elements.
Prepare Your Lawn for Spring
Your lawn may not draw much attention during the winter, but it will stand out during the spring. Prepare it for the spring by raking leaves, branches, and debris. Also, trim and prune any overgrown trees and shrubs. Doing these chores will spruce up your yard and improve your curb appeal.
Clean Outdoor Furniture
It’s likely your outdoor furniture gathered dust over the winter. Wash all your outdoor furniture and bring cushions out of storage for spring.
Declutter Your Home for Spring
Decluttering can feel daunting, but it doesn’t have to be. Declutter your home room-by-room instead of attempting to declutter your entire home all at once to simplify the process. Not only will decluttering make your home neater, but it makes it easier to deep clean.
Maintain your home and get ready to entertain guests outdoors by using these ten tips to prepare your home for spring.
Golden Rule Home Inspections provides home inspections to customers in Lee, Collier, and Charlotte Counties. Contact us to schedule our services.