There are some home maintenance chores that should be completed during spring to keep your home in good condition. If you miss these tasks this season, you may face some serious consequences. Taking care of your home now will save you money by preventing future damage.
Clean the Gutters
After fall and winter weather, debris is likely filling your gutters. When twigs, leaves, dirt, animal nests, and pieces of shingles are obstructing the gutters, rainwater cannot flow through them.
With spring comes frequent rainstorms, so your gutters need to direct water away from the home. Clean your gutters during spring so rainwater has no problem flowing through the gutters, down the downspouts, and away from the home. Clogged gutters can damage the roof, siding, and foundation of your home.
Home Maintenance Chores to Get the AC Ready for Summer
After using your furnace all winter, bring in an HVAC technician to inspect your air conditioning unit and get it ready to cool your home all summer. A professional will inspect and clean the mechanisms, change the filter, and make any needed repairs. Establish a service schedule with a local HVAC company to help you remember this spring home maintenance chore.
Refinish the Deck
When a wooden deck isn’t maintained, it begins to deteriorate. Wood will splinter, railings will loosen, and boards may raise up and cause a tripping hazard. Each of these compromises the safety of the deck. Once a year, sand, stain, and seal your deck to keep it in good condition. If you forget about this home maintenance chore, your deck will need to be replaced sooner.
Home Maintenance Chores for Energy Efficiency
As a house gets older, the windows may loosen in their frames. This creates gaps that allow air in and out, making your home less energy efficient. Depending on what part of the window has gaps, use weatherstripping or caulk to make them airtight. You will save money on your energy bills because the cool air will stay inside your home this summer.
One of the best ways to stay on top of home maintenance chores is to schedule a home maintenance inspection with a professional home inspector. Tri-County Inspections provides home maintenance inspections and other home inspection services to the Greater Charlotte area. Contact us to schedule your appointment.