10 ways to prepare your home for Spring
Are you ready to get the best value out of your home? Follow our handy home maintenance tips to help you maintain value and prepare your home for Spring. Whether it’s exterior or interior maintenance that you need to tackle, we made sure to create a list that will help you maintain and add value to you home. If you need someone to help you tackle this checklist, we’re happy to help! Call us today for a referral to our trades and contractors.
- Check Out the Roof – An issue with your roof such as damaged shingles, flashing, or leaks can quickly impact other areas of your home.
- Clean out the Gutters and Downspouts – Ensure they are properly directing water away from your home.
- Inspect the Foundation from the outside – Check for cracks in the foundation as well as inspecting the exterior walls, siding, and brick for damage.
- Check the Seals around exterior windows and doors – Replace the seals if required. This will help prevent water from getting in and help reduce your energy bill.
- Take A Closer look at the Garage Doors – Check to make sure your garage doors are working properly.
- Check All Outdoor Lighting and Motion Sensors – Replace bulbs as necessary or re-install solar lights.
- Inspect the Fence and perform Deck Maintenance – Look for signs of damage, cracked or split boards, unstable areas and signs of pest damage.
- Check for Issues with Your Driveway and Walkways – Check for cracks and loose surfaces.
- Check Lawn Sprinkler System – Make sure it’s working properly for Summer.
- Spruce Up Your Garden, Lawn and Flower Beds – Prepare your backyard for summer BBQs and outdoor time.
- General Spring Cleaning – Get your home in order before the nice weather hits. Clean areas of the house that often go neglected by removing dust, mites, and allergens.
- Check the AC and Furnace – Check all the connections, change the filter, and if necessary have it serviced.
- Head up to the Attic – After a cold winter, it’s important to check the attic to make sure no leaks have developed. Check to make sure the insulation is intact, and look for signs of mold and water damage.
- Inspect the Basement – Check for cracks in the cement walls and look for signs of leaks. Check your sump pump, washing machine, and basement windows for mold and leaks.
- Look for Leaks and Signs of Mold – Take the time to inspect all windows, doors and bathrooms, and other areas where water damage could occur. Address mold issues immediately.
- Check the Smoke Alarms – Make sure they are working properly and change the batteries if needed. Also, check your fire extinguishers to ensure there are no leaks and the pin is in place.
- Eliminate the Clutter – Donate unwanted items to local charities or give them away to friends and family.
- Check your Lightbulbs – Do a thorough check around the house for burnt out lights and replace them with Halogen.
- Fireplace Cleaning – Have your fireplace cleaned after winter use. Have your chimney inspected and give it a cleaning once per year.
- Clean Ducts – Ensure your indoor air quality is cleansed from all unwanted contaminates.