The lazy days of winter are cozy and relaxing. During these months, areas of your home may be neglected. Spring is the best time to give your home some much-needed maintenance! Read on to find out how to spruce up your property just in time for the warmer weather.
Start by Checking the Interior of Your Home
Spring is here, but it may still feel a bit cold to do the outdoor inspections. No worries; you can check your home’s interior for any repairs needed.
Start with the attic. Often, the attic is the last place we inspect. It is often neglected and provides an ideal home for insects and termites to breed. Check every corner of the attic for any leaks or mold that might have developed during winters. If possible, clean your attic thoroughly to be sure everything is in place. Check the insulation for any damages, and make sure the moist weather did not do any harm to your belongings.
Check for leaks and mold. After you are done checking the attic for any leakages or mold, repeat the process with the whole house, including the basement. Check the doors, windows, kitchen, bedroom, bathrooms, hallway, and dining area for any kind of cracks or mold formation.
As Spring approaches, it can do more harm to your house if you do not take immediate measures. If the damage is beyond repair, call professionals to handle the situation.
Make sure your AC is working fine. If it’s not working properly, get the filters changed. It’s a good idea to call professionals before the hot weather begins and everyone else needs to book appointments too.
Clean your carpet, sofa, mattress, etc. Since winters are moist, insects may hide under your carpet, sofa, and mattresses. Make sure you dust your sofa, carpet, and mattress properly and look for signs of dampness or holes. If you find any, immediately call a pest control team and have it checked.
Check the Exterior of Your Home
By the time you are fully satisfied with the interior checking, the outside weather should now be suitable for doing a ground check of your home exteriors.
Inspect the rooftop. Climb the ladder and check the gutter for any leaves and debris that collected in the winter, especially if you are living in a neighborhood with lots of trees. The rooftop should be maintained and checked on a regular basis. If you don’t know how to do it, find a professional that does for best results.
Clean the gutter and downspouts. Remove the leaves and dirt from the downspouts. If they are clogged, they won’t clear the rainwater from your rooftop properly.
Remove leaves from foundation and prepare your garden. Take a close look at the foundation because it may become the cause of rainwater entering your basement. Clear any leaves and grass grown near the foundation. If you find cracks developed due to plant roots, call a specialist who can help fix the problem. Clean your garden, remove dead plants, and sow new seeds.
Make sure the seals around windows and doors are intact. Check the window and door screen for any damage to the seals. Water can enter through any cracks that may have developed due to cold weather. It may also give a home to mosquitoes, moths, and other insects that may interfere with the pleasant environment of your home.