Even though there may still be snow in the air and you may have just finished the holidays, spring will arrive whether or not you’re ready for it. You must do a few tasks to get your home ready for spring before you start thinking about patio furniture and butterflies. We can’t wait for the barbecues, spring flowers, and lush lawns.
1. Prepare Your Gutters
As the snow and ice on your roof melt, they will need someplace to go. It is your obligation to ensure that your gutters and downspouts are ready. Check for any loose components and ensure that the pipes are secure. Clear the gutters of snow, ice, and fallen leaves before pouring water down the downspout.
2. Check the Caulking on Windows
Caulking will make little difference when everything is frozen, cracked, and broken. It’s far more difficult to fix leaky caulking once it’s been wet, so when the ice melts and the spring rains arrive, you’ll find unwanted water inside your home.
3. Move the Wood Pile
Like most people, you undoubtedly have a stack of wood against your house, where it’s easy to keep dry and accessible when needed. When it begins to rain in the spring, your wood pile goes from being a beneficial source of warm warmth to a sanctuary for mildew and vermin. That is not something you want next to your house!
4. Look for Cracks and Heaving
If you have cracks in your driveway and paths, you will most certainly see heaving in the concrete before winter is through. When the spring thaws and rains arrive, those repairs will only worsen, so prioritize them and do them as soon as possible.
5. Figure Out if Your Fence Needs a Facelift
You must do a few chores to be prepared for your fence companies, which the majority of people are unaware of. The spring, just before the start of the business year, is the ideal time to obtain a fantastic deal on a new fence. Allow a company to measure your fence and provide you with a quote before spring comes, and then have them return after the melt is complete. You’ll get a better bargain and avoid the waiting list this way!
6. Check Out Door HVAC, Lighting, Faucets, and BBQ
During the spring and summer, your air conditioner will be working overtime. Plan an examination to ensure everything is in working order before you need it. Check outside lighting and faucets to ensure they are working correctly, and get your gas BBQ inspected to ensure it is safe to use.
You may believe that you have plenty of time until spring comes, but the fact is that it’s only a matter of weeks before you’ll be having your first barbeque or get-together, and there isn’t much time to get things ready. Take action early to escape the spring rush!