Spring has sprung! The beginning of spring means warmer temperatures, greener pastures, and home maintenance tasks. This time of the year is when we give our homes the once over, assess any winter damage and schedule the work that needs to be done to keep our homes in tip-top shape. Keep reading for the best tips to get your home spring-ready!
Inspect Your Roof
The winter months may have wreaked havoc on your roof. Take some time to inspect your roof for any signs of damage or decay. Roof shingles that are cracked, loose or missing need to be replaced immediately.
Check For Leaks
Spring flooding is an too common issue! Spring thaw and heavy rainfall can take a toll on your home’s plumbing system. To prepare your home and minimize the risk of water damage, take some time to inspect your plumbing system for leaks, damage or signs of clogging. To do a complete check of your home, make sure to:
1. Check your kitchen and bathroom sinks
2. Look for any leaks around your dishwasher
3. Visit your laundry room to ensure your washer machine hoses are not showing signs of wear and tear
4. Examine your hot water heater for any signs of damage or corrosion
5. Assess your outdoor plumbing and exterior faucets for any leaks or damage
Re-Caulk Your Windows
Gaps or leaks in around your windows can lead to cool air leakage in your home. Sealing your windows tightly will lower your energy bills and ensure your home’s temperature is more regulated. Re-caulking and re-sealing your windows is a must for preparing your home for the spring time.
Visit Your Basement
The basement is often the forgotten space in the home, but it can be susceptible to dampness, flooding and insects. Pay a visit to your basement and be sure to assess the walls and floors for any signs of water damage. In addition, your sump pump is essential in protecting your home from a flood. Make sure your sump pump is operating properly and there are no signs of damage or malfunction.
Clean Your Gutters and Downspouts
Your gutters and downspouts play an important role in directing water away from your home. Over the winter months, debris, leaves and dirt may have accumulated, clogging any water from flowing. A clogged gutter can cause water damage to your home. Check for any signs of blockage and clear away any debris or dirt. If you notice any damage, loose parts or holes, be sure to repair your gutter by patching any holes or replacing it completely.
Don’t Forget Your Driveway
The winter months may have taken a toll on your driveway. In addition, the weight of your vehicle can cause cracks to form. Take a few minutes to inspect your driveway and look for any signs of damage.
Is Your Home Ready For Spring?
Now is the perfect time to prepare your home for spring! These simple and easy tasks will help keep your home in tip-top shape throughout the spring and summer months. Curious for more tips? Check out our blog! Discover our services and packages, and then give us a call!