Spring Home Maintenance Tips
The milder days of spring are a perfect
time to do a thorough spring cleaning and perform home maintenance. After a long winter, it is a good idea to spend time on preventive measures to help maintain your home and property throughout the
year. Tasks such as cleaning out your gutters, checking for dead trees and branches
and cleaning and inspecting home
mechanical systems, such as heating and air conditioning equipment, can make spring a season of safety.
Inside Your Home
Here are a few things inside your home that should be inspected to ensure they are in good condition:
Outside Your Home
The cold winter months can do damage to your house as well. Here are a few things outside your home that should be inspected to ensure they are in good condition:
- Roof: Check for any damage from snow or
ice, including damage from ice dams, and make any necessary repairs to reduce the possibility of leaks.
- Gutters: Clean leaves and other debris
from gutters and downspouts to keep water flowing and reduce the possibility of water damage.
- Trees: Visually inspect trees for damage
or rot, and remove (either yourself or through a contractor) any dead trees that might blow over in heavy winds or during a storm. Keep healthy trees and bushes trimmed and away from utility
- Lawn Equipment: Make sure lawn mowers,
tractors and other equipment are tuned up before using. Store oil and gas for lawn equipment and tools in a vented, locked area.
- Walkways and Driveways: Repair any cracks
and broken or uneven surfaces to provide a safe, level walking area.
Cleaning and maintenance of your home
should be done inside and out. Although the tasks are different, ensuring all the elements of your home are in good working order can help keep your family safe and your maintenance expenses lower
over the long run.