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Spring Into Home Maintenance

Categories: Helpful Hints, Home Maintenance | Posted: April 10, 2017

Step outside and listen to the sweet chirping birds, take in the sight of beautiful blooming flowers, and smell the scent of fresh cut grass. Spring is a time of renewal, as new life can be seen both near and far. Breathe new life into your home, and keep your home feeling brand new.  

After a long, dreary winter, your home requires a number of simple maintenance tasks, which pave the way for a worry-free summer. Today, we are sharing 5 quick tips on how you can spring into home maintenance.

 

Take A Peek at Your Roof — Treacherous winter weather can damage the exterior of your home, especially your roof. Examine your roof shingles to determine if there are any damaged or lost tiles from the winter storms. Any tiles that are loose, buckled, or damaged should be replaced immediately.

 

Clean Your Gutters — Regular home maintenance suggests you clean out your gutters at least twice per year. Gutters should also be inspected to verify that downspouts drain away from your home, and will not cause damage to your crawl space or basement.

 

Trim the Trees — Overgrowth is an unsightly nuisance to homeowners. Properly prune branches that suffered damage during the winter to allow for optimal tree health.

 

Call Out Your Spring Services — Spring brings about a number of services, which require the help of trained professionals. You should begin by calling out a cooling and heating contractor to service your A/C. They have the ability to clean coils, and ensure your system is in the best shape for the hotter months of spring and summer.

If you have an in-ground sprinkler system, remember to give them a call to activate your sprinkler system for the spring. This quick tune-up will allow you to keep your grass, plants, and trees in the best shape.

 

Check the Chimney — Check your chimney for any signs of damage from winter storms. Your flue should also be professionally inspected and cleaned by a certified chimney sweep.

 

Whether this is your first spring in your new home, or you are an established resident, utilize our 5 quick tips to protect your investment for the years to come.  

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