Preparing Your House For Spring

As Spring rolls in, it’s time to start thinking about the cleaning you need to get done. It takes so much more than just whipping out a mop to get this one done, though. Winter may bring through those freezing cold temperatures, but Spring is going to thaw that out pretty quickly and offer a few extra concerns.

 

When Spring has sprung, the ice pulls back and begins to melt. The gutters need your attention, and you may need Pest Control to come to the attic and clear away any winter guests who used your insulation to set up home. It doesn’t take much to get your home ready for the calm of Spring, but you can take the time to implement the measures below and make Spring a beautiful season instead of one that is filled with stress!

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  • Reseal Your Windows

The windows take a battering in the wind and rain of winter, and the ice that settled on the windows can cause sealant to break or crack. So, you need to reseal those windows and fast, before the Spring showers start once more.

  • Replace Your Screen Doors

During the winter, the insects that you keep out with your fly screens all go away. The problem in Spring is that they come back, and they look for a new place to nest. Instead of worrying about it, get online and buy some screen door repair kits. You can have pest control check for bug infestations through the Spring, too, just in case!

  • Sort The Chimney

Traditional fireplaces are wonderful in the winter months, but in the Spring you need to seal the vent. You need to make sure that the cool air can still escape while stopping birds from flying into the home. This saves you so much money in damage caused by unwanted guests, and you can also stop any birds nesting! 

  • Seal Off The Crawl Spaces

Speaking of birds nesting, the last thing that you want to deal with in the house is a pest infestation under the floors. If you have crawl spaces in the house, you need to check for broken pipes, faulty wiring and any torn insulation. This will tell you if you have any extra animals around. Do it before the mating season begins in the Spring, and make sure that you have pest control on standby!

  • Check The Roof & Gutters

Winter brings extreme weathers that can damage your roof and ruin your gutters. If you are looking for a final fix for the Spring, you need to look at the roof. Bring out the professionals here, as you need to ensure that the roof has all of its tiles and the gutters are cleaned out.

 

With Spring just around the corner, you need to think about all the changes that it will bring for you and your home. Prepare your house wisely and you can be ready for the warmer weather as early as possible. Take time to prepare your home and you can ensure that you enjoy every moment of the warm season.

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Get Ready for Spring Weather

It’s been a long, cold winter and everybody’s ready for warmer weather to arrive as we head into spring. If you’re a homeowner, that can also mean a long to-do list as you put away your winter items and bring out your spring accessories. Don’t put off items that need attention right away, or you’ll end up letting your to-do list overwhelm you. Instead, be prepared for spring by completing these simple tasks.

Start Cleaning

They don’t call it spring cleaning for nothing. Springtime is one of the best times of the year to go through and take stock of all the belongings that have accumulated around your home during the winter to see what you want to keep and what can be tossed out. Don’t try to rush the process or you may overlook important items that you should keep or toss. Instead, take it one room at a time and give each a thorough deep cleaning as you go through. In each room, pull all items out of closets, cupboards, and drawers and go through each item individually. If it’s something you haven’t used in the past year, chances are you can toss it. Toss out old documents as well, with the exception of important financial documents, which you should hold onto for at least seven years.

Make a Repair List

The next thing you’ll want to do is take a walk around your home and check things such as windows, doors, fence posts, and your electrical and plumbing. If anything looks broken or in need of repair, make a list so you don’t forget to get to it. Rank your list in order of importance and tackle the big items first. For example, if you have a leak in your plumbing that should come before fixing a broken fence post. If you want to get through your list quickly and don’t have the time to tackle everything alone, there are plenty of handyman services in Portland, OR that can help you get things done quickly.

Service Your HVAC System

As we transition into warmer weather, it’s time to start thinking of preparing your HVAC system so it’s ready when you need to start using air conditioning. Have your HVAC system serviced by a professional. They’ll be able to inspect your existing system to ensure it’s in good working condition while changing out filters, adding parts as needed, and ensuring it’s in good shape for the upcoming season.

Don’t let spring sneak up on you without being prepared. The sooner you tackle your spring to-do list, the sooner you’ll be able to enjoy the warm weather when it arrives.

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