There may still be snow in the air and you may have just gotten through the holidays, but whether you’re ready or not, spring will be here before you know it! We can’t wait for the barbecues, spring flowers, and green lawns, but before you start thinking about patio furniture and butterflies, There are a few things you should do to be ready for your house for spring.
1. Clean Your Gutters
When the snow and ice on your roof melt, they’ll need someplace to go. You must ensure that your gutters and downspouts are prepared. Check for any loose portions and ensure that they are securely fastened and moving water far enough away from your home. Then, ensure that the gutters are clean of fallen leaves, snow, and ice and that pouring water down the downspout falls where it should.
2. Check the Caulking on Windows
While everything is frozen, fractured and damaged caulking won’t make much difference. When the ice melts and the spring rains come, you’ll discover unwelcome water in your house, and it’s much more difficult to repair leaking caulking when it’s already wet.
3. Relocate the Wood Pile
If you’re like most people, you put your wood pile against your home, where it’s simple to keep dry and handy when needed. When it rains in the spring, your wood pile transforms from a convenient source of warm heating to a breeding ground for mold and pests. Certainly not what you want so near to your home!
4. Examine for cracks and heaving.
If you have cracks in your walks and driveway, you will most likely see heaving in the concrete before winter is done. Prioritize such repairs and complete them as quickly as possible since they will only worsen once the spring thaws and rains come.
5. Determine if your fence needs a facelift.
Most people are unaware that the summer and autumn seasons are the busiest times for fence businesses. The greatest time of year to get a great bargain on a new fence is in the spring, before the season begins. Allow a provider to measure your wall and submit a price before spring arrives, and then have them return as soon as the melt is complete. You can circumvent the waiting list and receive a better deal this way!
6. Examine the outside HVAC, lighting, faucets, and BBQ.
In the spring and summer, your air conditioner will be working overtime. Schedule a check 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 tested 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 is just a question of time weeks before you host your first barbeque or get-together, and there will be little time to prepare. Take action now to escape the spring rush!