HOW TO PREP YOUR HOME FOR SPRING
Spring is finally here! It has been a long, cold winter but the days are starting to get longer, temperatures are rising and it’s just about that time to do your yearly spring cleaning. Most people think of spring cleaning as the time to put away all winter clothes and home decor and break out the spring and summer gear, as well as taking a little extra time to clean the rooms in your home. What most people forget, is how to also prepare your homes exterior for the upcoming seasons! Here are 4 ways to prep your home for the spring
Clean your gutters.
Winter weather causes leaves, dirt and other debris to get stuck in your gutters and prevent water from passing through. Grab your ladder and a pair of gloves and remove as much as you can with your hands. Then, take a garden hose and rinse away the rest and ensure that water is running smoothly down your gutters. Also, make sure that downspouts are draining water away from your foundation.
Clean your outdoor furniture.
It’s that time of year again! Enjoying evenings on the back patio around the fire pit or breaking out the grill for a BBQ. Your outdoor furniture has been stored away for months and has likely collected dust and dirt. Before setting them up, take a hose and rinse them off so you can start the season with clean furniture.
Clean the outside of your windows.
You probably clean the inside of your windows as part of your regular spring cleaning routine, but have you thought about the outside? Your windows work hard during winter, keeping out cold winds, winter dust, dirt and salt from the roads. If you don’t feel comfortable doing it yourself, hire someone to clean the outside of your windows. You won’t believe the difference it will make!
Check your HVAC system.
It’s important to hire an HVAC contractor to come out and maintenance your system. You want to make sure coils are clean and filters are changed to ensure that it is running at peak performance. It’s better to detect a problem with your AC unit in the spring while temperatures are bearable rather than it breaking down in the middle of the summer.