The cooler spring weather create an easy working climate to address your spring property checkup and maintenance tasks. The shift in seasons is a great reminder to address any maintenance repairs that you might have been lingering on. Below are some tasks to add to your list.
Spring Property Checkup And Maintenance Tasks
Power Wash Everything
Dirt, salt, pollen, and dust can stick on home and garage over the cold winter months. You may purchase or lease a power washer. Prior to starting, ensure that you have the right power setting for the siding material being cleaned. Hook the power washer to your hose and spray from top to bottom. Everything will be clean in no time.
Pruning and Trimming
Examine the trees around the property for any hanging limbs that could cause property damage during storms. Trim down bushes and shrubs and keep them a distance away from the home.
Getting a Head Start on the Lawn
Improving your lawn is a good way to increase property value. Spring is a great time to fertilize and seed the grass for the next spring. Before you begin, give your grass one more trimming to clean it up.
Maintain Heating and Cooling Systems
Complete a yearly servicing for your HVAC system and replace filters. This simple task will increase the efficiency of your furnace and save you money. It can also prolong the life of the furnace.
Locate and Fill Drafts
Having your heating system cleaned can save money, but not if your heat is escaping through gaps! Check for leaks around doorways and windows. Add caulk as needed to prevent heat from getting out. For older windows that are not easily caulked, consider buying plastic window sealing kits available at hardware stores.
After a long cold winter, you will want to consider cleaning out your chimney. A chimney sweep will take care of creosite buildup. This is also a good chance to identify other issues with your chimney and give you a chance to fix them so they don’t become a costly repair.
The Importance of Annual Tasks
Your spring property checkup and maintenance tasks should not be overlooked. They do not strictly refresh your home, but they also mitigate future damages and also save you money. For other home maintenance ideas, subscribe to this blog.
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