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Spring maintenance tasks for your home

by Tracey Hutchinson 03/25/2024

Winter weather can take a toll on your home both inside and out. Spring, however, is a good time to perform maintenance tasks that ensure your home is ready for warmer weather. The following tasks should be part of your spring maintenance checklist.

Check your roof

If you have had snow storms, ice storms and other winter weather in your area, plan to check your roof during spring. You might see shingles or tiles on the ground near your home if they were blown off. Also check for loose tiles, damaged eaves and other signs of roof damage. If you're not sure what to search for, you can have a professional roof inspection done to find any damage that occurred during the winter.

Check your windows and doors

Check for openings around windows and doors in spring. Finding and closing these openings will help keep cooler air in your home as temperatures heat up. You can close these gaps and openings with weather stripping, caulking or other materials. Sealing up these gaps also helps prevent spring pest infestations as bugs become more active again.

Inspect outdoor faucets and sprinkler systems

Warmer weather means you can turn outdoor faucets and sprinkler systems back on again after shutting them down for the winter. Before using these, check to make sure they're working properly. If you put any insulation on sprinkler heads or faucets, remove it before testing them.

Clean your deck or patio

Your deck or patio might have grime on it from not being used or cleaned during winter. Give your deck or patio a good cleaning before getting it ready to use in warmer weather. Consider refinishing your deck if the wood is looking worn, which helps protect it from wear and tear all spring and summer long.

Put new batteries in detectors

Replacing old batteries with new ones in carbon monoxide and smoke detectors is an important spring maintenance task. Having fresh batteries helps ensure that smoke and carbon monoxide detectors will warn you if there's a fire or carbon monoxide leak.

Clean your gutters

Prepare your gutters for spring storms by clearing them out. Winter debris can accumulate in your gutters and stop water from flowing through them. You can either get up on a ladder to clean your gutters, or have professional gutter cleaning done.

About the Author

Tracey Hutchinson

A home is not a home because of its room dimensions or the color of the walls. It is about how you feel when you walk through the front door and the way you can instantly envision your life unfolding there. This is about more than real estate. It is about your life and your dreams. You deserve to be represented by a professional who knows the local market, cares, puts you first, communicates and negotiates well, is knowledgeable, competent, honest and accessible! I utilize the latest technologies, market research and business strategies to exceed your expectations. More importantly, I listen; that means finding solutions that are tailored to YOU, and I won't stop until you are110% satisfied! If you are looking for someone experienced, positive, proactive, and patient who provides exemplary full service we may be a good fit. There are many Realtors out there and working with the right person for you will make the complicated process of buying and selling your home easier and more enjoyable.