Having a schedule for regular maintenance on your home can help you stay on top of care and having a list of items to get done every season is a great way to keep track of everything you need to do. So, in honor of spring, here are some areas you should give your home attention this season.
Check Your Roof
Spring is a good time to check your roof for any damage or wear and tear that may have occurred over the winter months. Look for missing or damaged shingles, leaks, or other signs of damage, and address any issues promptly.
Clean Gutters and Downspouts
Over the winter, gutters and downspouts can become clogged with leaves, debris, and ice, which can cause water to back up and damage your roof or siding. Cleaning gutters and downspouts in the spring can help to prevent this and ensure that water flows away from your home properly.
Inspect Your Foundation
Next item, take a moment to inspect your foundation for any cracks or other signs of damage. Addressing these issues early can help to prevent more serious problems later on.
Service Your HVAC System
Spring is also a good time to service your HVAC system to ensure that it is running efficiently and effectively. Replace air filters, check ductwork for leaks, and have your system serviced by a professional if necessary.
Clean Your Windows
Another area to give some attention to this time of year are your windows. Take an afternoon to clean your windows inside and out to let more natural light into your home. Use a mixture of water and vinegar or a commercial window cleaner to remove dirt and grime.
Inspect Your Deck or Patio
And finally, to get your outside area ready for outdoor activities, inspect your deck or patio for any damage or wear and tear. Look for rotting or damaged boards, loose or damaged railings, and any other issues that need to be addressed.
By performing these routine home maintenance tasks, you can help to prevent more serious problems down the line and keep your home looking and functioning its best. If you simply do not have the time or energy to do these tasks on your own, Strouse Home Inspections would be more than happy to help. Routine home maintenance is something we enjoy helping our neighbors with and we would love to help you stay on top of your home maintenance as well.
By Strouse Home Inspections 5-18-2023