Are you dreaming about warmer weather yet? It’s hard not to when we think about the 80 degree weather we had this time last year! Before that warm weather finally hits us, there are a few simple steps you should take to get your home ready.
You’ve likely heard the term spring cleaning, but did you know that you can spring clean inside and outside? Interior cleaning means more than decluttering your home, it means paying attention to areas that might normally get ignored. Pay close attention around fans, vents and air ducts, taking the time to carefully dust in these areas. Soon enough you’ll be turning on the air conditioner and the last thing you want to do is blow unnecessary dust around your home. In addition, you can clean and inspect your windows to look for cracks or leaks as well as test fire and smoke alarm systems to ensure that they work. You should also change your air filters and consider having your heating and air conditioning systems cleaned and inspected.
There is also plenty to do on the exterior of your home. Start by walking around the perimeter of your home and take inventory of any new cracks, splits or other damage that could have occurred during the winter. Make notes about things that might need to be changed or fixed including shingles on your roof, gutters and cracks in the caulk around the windows. You should also play close attention to components of the exterior including trees that are too close to the house that could cause damage to your roof or windows as well as large cracks in the concrete around your home.
When you take the time to prepare your home for warm, spring weather, you will have an easier transition when the seasons change. Your home and the areas around your home go through major changes during the weather changes, making it important to take the time to thoroughly inspect the interior and exterior of your home to locate any damages and make the necessary repairs before you end up with leaks, flooding or unnecessary use of your HVAC systems.