Spring is here and now is the time to refresh your home for the warmer weather!. Below we have listed a variety of home maintenance and exterior projects that will get you ready to enjoy your outdoor spaces throughout the rest of the season:
Inspect Your Home: Whether you hire someone to inspect your home or do a thorough check yourself, it is important to make sure after a harsh winter that your home’s features are still intact. The following are places to inspect:
Check your foundation for cracks.
Inspect your roof for any potential leaks.
Check your gutters to make sure they are clean and fully operational.
Have a chimney sweep completed, and make sure everything is functioning properly.
Check the exterior faucets to make sure there are no leaks.
Inspect the concrete and walkways around your home to make sure there are no cracks or uneven surfaces.
Make sure your HVAC systems are running well, and that all filters have been changed and vacuumed for clean air flow.
Yard Work: Time to get your hands dirty to refresh your landscape! Below are some tasks to get your yard in tip-top shape:
Fertilize, re-seed and cut your grass as needed.
Weed your gardens and walkways.
Add fresh mulch to your flower beds.
Trim your hedges and trees and prune any dead branches.
Plant some fresh flowers and luscious plants.
Power Wash Exteriors: Now is a good time to clean-up your exteriors! Brighten up and clean off winter messes by power washing the following:
Exterior home walls and fences
Patios and Porches
Deck (Don’t forget to reseal them!)
Other Cleaning and Repairs to Get Done: Make sure that all parts of your home are functional and put together:
Check grill hoses and clean your grill to prevent grease fires.
Attach hoses and turn on exterior water sources.
Clean windows and sliding doors, both the glass and tracks!
Clear lawn of leaves, sticks, and branches.
Touch up exterior paints to brighten up your curb appeal, as needed.
Perform any pool cleaning and maintenance as the weather gets warmer.
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