Spring is a time for new beginnings. Here are a few ideas for home improvement projects to get your home feeling new and fresh for the rest of the year ahead.
Inspect Your Roof & Gutters
Winter can be brutal on roofs – now is the time to hire someone to do a close inspection. Possible issues the inspector will look for include moisture or wind damage, leakage, staining and streaking from mold or mildew, and loose flashing or seals. Also, make sure your gutters are cleaned and working properly to save water and prevent drainage issues.
Clean Windows & Walls
Clean windows inside and out to clear up dust and dirt that has accumulated all winter. While you’re on the windows, make sure they are sealed properly. This will help in preventing warm air from coming in during the warmer months. Mop floors and walls to get stains removed. This might be a good time to do an ultimate room refresh with a new paint job to bring new life into a room.
Clean Your Air Conditioner
Spring is the time to change the filter on your airconditioner, check for proper refrigerant levels, clean evaporator and condenser coils, calibrate the condenser, and oil motors if needed. A well-maintained air conditioning system will use less energy and save you money on electric bills.
Get Your Lawn in Shape
If you neglect your lawn now, you’ll regret it the rest of the year. You’ll want to start with a good raking to remove any debris left from fall. Apply grass seed to any bare patches, fertilize, and pull up any weeds. A landscaping company can also come in and help get you started.
Check Sprinklers Are Working
Check your sprinkler system for leaky valves and exposed lines to make sure that the sprinkler heads are all working properly. This is also the time to see if there’s an area of the yard that is getting too much or too little water. If any of these things are not in good working condition, bring in a professional to help you solve the problem.
Prep Your Pool
Get ready for those backyard pool parties. Start by removing and cleaning the cover. Next, remove the antifreeze chemicals from the pool, fill it with water and start prepping the chlorine levels for use. You can even get some new pool furniture or cushions for your current furniture to give the pool area a fresh new look.
Power Wash Your House
We often forget about cleaning the outside of our homes, but it is important for you and your family’s health. Getting your home power washed will prevent the growth of mold and mildew on your exterior walls. It will also make your home look clean and sharp. If you’re not comfortable doing this yourself, don’t be afraid to hire a professional.
Do a Safety Check
Make sure your family is safe and living in a healthy home. Check your smoke and carbon monoxide detectors as well as make sure the gauges on your fire extinguishers read 100 percent. After you do so, show your family where it’s located and teach them how to use it.
After all your Spring projects are complete, contact us to hire a cleaning professional to get the inside of your home ready for the new season. Then sit back, relax and enjoy your rejuvenated home with your family and friends this Spring and Summer!