Now that Spring is here, it’s important to reflect on what needs to be done around your house. Here are five spring home maintenance ideas to help you start off spring right!
The first thing you can do is inspect the exterior of your home. Take advantage of the nice weather to check over the foundation, any cracks or leaks that may have formed, as well as any cracks in the driveway. It’s important to fix these issues as soon as possible.
The second thing you can do is clean the gutters and downspouts. After the winter, the buildup of snow may cause damage to them. Checking for leaks and low spots here is also ideal to ensure there will be little issues for the oncoming seasons. Use a hose to flush out the debris build-up over time.
The third thing you can do is look for moisture. This is a very important step because once everything has melted and cold and hot air mix, moisture will condense. This may cause mold to develop which can have a big impact on your house as well as your health. Catching moisture early is the best option to ensure there is little to no damage. Ventilate certain areas of the home to ensure good circulation.
The fourth thing you can do is maintain your ventilation equipment. Maintaining your ventilation equipment, such as your heat recovery ventilator, will help to keep your home a safe and healthy living environment. Return to your owners manual for help on how to clean this equipment.
The fifth and final thing you can do is begin spring landscaping. Once the snow has melted and the nice weather is here, you can begin working on your landscaping. Fertilize grass and trees as well as plant flowers to help start landscaping. Having a nice garden and lawn betters the overall appearance of the home.