With spring upon us, it is now time to start preparing your home for the warmer months ahead of us. It is also the perfect time to take on any projects that you may have been putting off until warmer weather arrived. Spring is the ideal time to tackle any and all projects that you have been putting off all winter. Below are some of the most regularly performed spring tasks by homeowners.
Spring Cleaning is a task that we are all familiar with. No matter how regularly and thoroughly you have cleaned your home throughout the year; spring is the common time to tackle any of the areas that you may have missed or not been able to take care during the fall and winter. During spring cleaning you should dust and vacuum any nooks or crannies that you weren’t able to access while it was colder. You should also clean behind your larger appliances and remove any dust or debris that may have accumulated. You may also want to take down your curtains and wash them to rid them of any allergens or dust that may have accumulated while the home was closed up during the winter months.
Before the weather turns unbearably hot and you need to start running the air cooling system of your home, you should inspect and prepare your system to ensure that it is ready to properly cool your home. You should change any filters that are installed on your system and inspect the hose connections looking for leaks and ensure that your drain pans are in proper working order. If you noticed that your system was showing signs of problems prior to being shut down at the end of last year, you should take those problems into consideration when prepping your system for use this year.
Spring cleaning is not only a task that should be performed inside your home, there are also some things that you can do on the exterior of your home. When spring arrives you should take a walk around the exterior of your home looking for things that you should take care of now that the weather is warmer. During this inspection process you should look for any damage to your roof, siding and foundation. During winter the snow, ice and colder temperatures can all impact the exterior of your home. You should also thoroughly clean your deck and patio to notice if any damage has occurred. Once you have made a list of things that need to be taken care of, you will be prepared to begin your exterior spring cleaning tasks.