Cleaning, Household, Tips

Spring into Action with These Home Maintenance Essentials

Spring has arrived, and that means, for most of us better weather, more time spent having fun outdoors and the joy of experiencing the renewal of nature in all its glory. Of course, it also means spring cleaning and home maintenance too!I’m sure you don’t need any help with the former, but if you’re planning to tackle the latter, you may need a few pointers to ensure that you prioritize the most essential spring maintenance jobs.

With that in mind, here are some home maintenance essentials you should tackle in spring:

Clearing the Gutters

Image credit

Since your gutters are used to redirect rain away from your roof, so that it does not end up being damaged or flooding your home, they tend to get a bigger workout in the winter months, which can lead to them becoming weakened and clogged. That’s why, when spring rolls around, you’re going to want to get up there and check that the gutters are safe and damage-free. If they are, you’ll need to unclog them now to avoid them overflowing when those April showers start to fall.

Cleaning Your HVAC Filters

This is a job that needs to be done throughout the year, not just in spring, but it should be on your spring maintenance list because you’re probably going to be using your air conditioning a lot and dirty filters will only slow the system down, or eventually cause it to fail. If after changing your filters, you find that your HVAC system still isn’t working optimally, you may need to call in a professional from callallstateservices.com to service and repair or possibly replace the unit. Don’t wait until summer to do this, and end up being left in a hot and sweaty mess due to its failure!

Fix Your Screens

Since you’re probably going to be opening your windows and doors to let that clean spring air into your home a lot over the coming months, now is the perfect time to check your window screens for any holes and tears, and to patch them up or replace them if they’re too far gone. You’re also going to want to clean them up, something that can be done by removing them and lightly scrubbing them with warm soapy water.

Clean Up the Outdoors

The power washer

Image credit

Winter has come and gone, probably leaving your fences, decking, and pathways the worse for wear. If you plan to enjoy your outdoor space this spring, that means that you will need to clear them up. Using a pressure washer, which you can hire at https://www.compactpowerrents.com/ if you don’t have one, is the easiest way to get rid of moss, dirt and grime from outdoor surfaces, just make sure that you check them for any damage first and fix things up where needs be before you pressure wash, because that could make any damage present worse. Oh, and once you’ve done that, time to give the lawnmower a runout.

 

You’re probably going to want to give yourself a weekend or two to complete all of these tasks, but do them as soon as you can, and you’ll experience far fewer issues with your home as spring rolls into summer.

Please follow and like us:
2 Comments

2 Comments

  1. A Happy Home Is... - Candid Mama
    March 28, 2018 at 12:40 pm

    […] living with LED lights and water-efficient toilets can work wonders. Perhaps most importantly, simple maintenance tasks keep you in control. Preventing further faults will stop small expenses turning into major […]

  2. Spring Cleaning To Boost Your Curb Appeal - Candid Mama
    March 29, 2018 at 12:32 pm

    […] When it comes the outside of the house itself, it might be in dire need of a lick of paint. Not all houses are painting, but if yours is then you will be surprised at how dull and faded paint becomes over a couple of years, and at how uplifting a fresh layer of paint can be. If not the whole house, you might just need to think about the gutters and window ledges – providing they aren’t PVC – as well as having rain pipes and gutters cleaned out. […]

Leave a Reply

This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.

%d bloggers like this: