- Lynsey McCurdy
Spring Home Maintenance Checklist
After a long winter, spring has finally arrived! In order for you to be a stress free homeowner for the duration of this wonderful season, there are a few tasks to complete. Below is our Spring Home Maintenance Checklist to get your home in great shape for the nice weather.
Clean Your Gutters & Downspouts
Oftentimes, cleaning your gutters and downspouts is a task that gets overlooked. Clogged gutters can cause the wood trim at the eaves of your house to rot, creating a costly repair. When gutters and downspouts are clean, they direct water away from the house so it doesn’t collect around the foundation and cause any damage or flooding. This is a great preventative measure to avoid damage from spring rain showers. If you are not feeling up to tackling this task on your own, you can hire someone to do the hard work for you and calculate the average cost of hiring someone in your area.
Freezing and thawing during the winter can take its toll on concrete. This happens because when water gets in the cracks and freezes, it expands, making the cracks even larger. Take a walk around your property and inspect any damage on driveways or sidewalks. If there is only minor damage, it is possible to fill the cracks with concrete filler or silicone caulk. However, if there is more severe damage, it may be worth it to replace the affected area, entirely.
Inspect Your Deck
After the heavy snow and rain has ended, it is time to look for any damage to your deck. During your visual inspection, look for discoloration, warping, rusty or loose nails, and rotting wood. If there is warping or rotting wood, simply replace those pieces of wood with new ones. For unsightly discoloration, a new coat of stain or paint will do the trick and make your deck look brand new!
Clean Air Ducts
Along with the warm spring weather, comes allergy season. You can mitigate your allergy symptoms by cleaning your air ducts. Not only will this help reduce allergens, but it will also improve airflow efficiency and eliminate any unwanted odors. According to the National Air Duct Cleaners Association, the average cost to get your air ducts cleaned can range from $450-$1,000.
Spring is an exciting time of the year, and by completing this simple home checklist, you can have your home looking and running great! For more ways to get the most out of your home, take a look at our other blogs.