Homeowners always have much to do to take care of their property, and some tasks are done better during certain times of the year. When winter comes to an end, it’s time to check for damages and prepare for the hot weather ahead. It’s time to dive into your spring maintenance checklist to ensure that your systems and appliances run smoothly all year long.
Spring Cleaning Checklist
From cleaning your roof to bed bug treatment, tackling this spring maintenance checklist will help you ensure your home is in optimal condition for the seasons to follow. Here are a few tips:
Clean the roof
Spring is the perfect time to do this. Visually inspect the roof, looking for signs of warping, cracking, and loose shingle or tiles. Examine flashing around chimneys, skylights, and vents. Damaged covering and flashing should be replaced. Look for missing shingles, metal pipes that are damaged or missing or anything that simply doesn’t look right. If you notice anything that needs closer inspection or repair, call a roofer.
Spring is a good time to clean areas that often go neglected. Fill in cracks in your foundation, walkways, and patio that may have occurred during the colder season. If left unfixed, this may easily welcome water into your house and cause irreparable damage. Fill these in as soon as possible and you just might save money paying for repairs after the spring rain.
Schedule air conditioning services
To avoid the dog days of summer without ample air conditioning, have your home’s cooling system checked yearly. Your air conditioning unit is like any other piece of machinery – it gets worn and requires periodic maintenance. To get the longest life out of your cooling system and keep it running as efficiently as possible, change the filters at least once each season, and hire a licensed professional to service the equipment.
Now that we’ve become more aware of the potential danger mosquitos can pose to our health, it’s important that you don’t overlook this part of your spring cleaning. The best way to prevent mosquitoes around your home is simply by getting rid of any standing water because even if you live nowhere near a pond, stream, or lake, mosquitoes can begin swarming in the first few days of spring.
Treat for bed bugs
Despite the colder temperature during winter, a lot of bugs can get into our homes and begin infestation beginning spring when it’s warmer—bed bugs are one of those. When it gets warm, bed bugs multiply faster because they love heat, but only to a certain point since heat is one of the most effective ways to exterminate bed bugs.
This pest can reproduce quickly, so a professional bed bug heat treatment may be necessary to eliminate them from your home to keep your house pest-free all throughout spring.
Get ready this springtime!
Some maintenance tasks should be done in spring because they help prep your home for the season and the summer to come. With springtime’s warmer temperature, it is more possible to get going for the things we couldn’t do in winter, and so do the pests. By starting on homecare treatments this spring, you can ensure that your house will be sealed from dust and pollen, pest-free, and most of all, lesser chances of infestation for the seasons to come.