Winter is almost gone and spring is right around the corner. Aside from enjoying the beauty of the outdoors, spring is also a great time to deal with home cleaning and maintenance. It wouldn’t be surprising to see that your home has taken a toll from the harsh winter conditions and storms.
And when it comes to spring maintenance, homeowners share one common problem: how to begin and where to start? With so many areas to clean up and so many (hopefully not!) things to repair, you might get overwhelmed with all the chores. To help you with this, here is the spring maintenance checklist you can use for your property.
- Remove moisture
While your exterior receives the most beating from the harsh winter weather, your interior may also show signs of problems caused by the cold season. Look for any signs of mold or algae growth on your home siding. Don’t forget to check your basement and attic too for any dampness and musty odor. Once you notice these signs, remove the moisture right away to prevent further problems. You may need to hire an expert to dehumidify your home or dry it out yourself.
- Check your foundation
There is a possibility that your floors, walls, and other masonries get damaged from the storms that have passed. Inspect your home’s foundation for any sign of deterioration or if there are bricks that are losing their mortar.
- Open the windows.
With the welcoming warmth of fresh spring breezes, you might be inclined to do this regardless. Opening the windows is also an effective way to naturally aerate your home and may improve air quality. Take this opportunity to wipe down the interior of the window sills as they have most likely collected dust, dirt, and mold over the winter months.
- Schedule maintenance for your AC
You may want to turn on your air-conditioning system to check if they are still working properly. Then call a professional AC maintenance company to service your unit. This can be the right time to change your filters in preparation for the spring season.
- Call pest control
Your home might have become a refuge of rodents, critters, cockroaches, termites, and other pests during winter. You wouldn’t want them to make your walls their permanent home so control them by spraying your interior with insecticides and pesticides. You might also like to call a pest control company to do the job for you.
Finally, when you have dealt with everything that needs to be fixed and maintained in your property, the next thing you need to do is to make your lawn spring-ready. Springtime wouldn’t be complete without the beautiful plants and flowers in your garden. To give your property the spring feels, trim the branches of the trees near your home so it won’t block the sunlight from entering. This is also the best time to prune flowering plants and fruit trees because they will start budding soon.
- Check outside faucets
Check outside hose faucets for freeze damage. Turn the water on and place your thumb or finger over the opening. If you can stop the flow of water, it is likely the pipe inside the home is damaged and will need to be replaced. While you’re at it, check the garden hose for dry rot.