As we approach the spring season and the weather gets warmer, it’s time to begin spring home maintenance! It’s essential to give your house a thorough cleaning and inspection, both inside and out, to refresh your living spaces and to spot any potential issues. In this blog, we will provide a quick checklist of home maintenance tips to take care of this spring.
Five Home Maintenance Tasks To Do This Spring
Examine Your Roof and Clean Out Gutters
Although the holiday season is beautiful, the harsh winter weather may have taken a toll on your roof and gutters. Shingles could be damaged, gutters could be cracked, or new leakage points could have opened up.
Therefore, it’s important to check for loose or damaged shingles, loose metal strips, cracked caulking, signs of fungus, and damage to the chimney exterior. Identifying and addressing these problems ahead of time before they turn into severe problems can help save you a tremendous amount of time, money, and energy in the future.
Also, examining your roof with a ladder can potentially be dangerous, so be sure to hire a professional if you don’t feel comfortable with heights.
Spring brings about excess water with torrential rainstorms, so it’s vital that you check the foundation of your home to make sure the winter weather didn’t leave behind any cracks. Unfortunately, routine caulking just isn’t enough to prevent masonry cracks, so hiring a specialist for epoxy injection that will chemically bond cracks is recommended.
Check A/C and Get an HVAC Inspection
If you live in a cold weather environment, chances are you haven’t turned on your air conditioning unit in a few months. Therefore, you need to test the A/C to ensure everything is operating normally. Along with replacing the filters regularly, you should call a qualified HVAC technician for a proper tune-up.
Reseal Windows as Needed
Take a close look at all window frames and doors to ensure that there aren’t any leaks. A leaky window is detrimental to your energy bills and can lead to water damage. If the weather stripping has been compromised or the caulk is cracking, make repairs as soon as possible.
Examine Water Heater
Nobody wants to deal with the headache of a leaky water heater. If working improperly, a damaged water heater can damage the floor and cause you to make costly repairs. Check your water heater for signs of rust or erosion. If you identify any problems, call a professional to inspect them.
It’s of the utmost importance to find these small leaks and signs of rust before it causes sediment buildup and major problems in the future.
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