Amping Up For Spring: 5 Maintenance Tasks For Homeowners

Spring is almost here, and that means you and the whole household can begin to enjoy the outdoors again.  If you’re a homeowner, it also means it’s time for spring maintenance.  

All the mess of winter has to be cleaned, and your home must be reclaimed for the fun in the sun that is to come.  If you’re not sure where to begin, take some time for a quick read.  

Here is a brief compilation of a few home maintenance tasks you need to complete to feel prepared for warmer weather ahead.  

Clear the debris left behind by winter 

The rain, winds, and wintery mixes of winter can leave behind quite a mess in the yard.  Before spring is in full swing, take the time to clean the debris from around your house.  

Loose limbs fallen from trees on the property and overgrown bushes take away from the gorgeous aesthetic of your curb appeal.  A day spent trimming the hedges and picking up pine cones will do you well.  

It’s time to mow the lawn again 

When the weather warms up, the grass starts growing.  You’ll need to make sure you have an excellent lawn mower to keep your lawn looking healthy throughout the warm season.  

Now is the time to invest in the right tools to get the job done.  If you want to add some color, purchase some gardening tools and plant perennials around the property.  

Clean out the gutters and downspouts

Throughout fall and winter, your gutters and downspouts have had more than enough time to collect an overflow of organic debris.  Taking the time to clear your gutters from debris will help to keep them functioning properly through the spring and summer rain storms.  

Your gutters and downspouts are crucial for keeping your home free of water damage.  The gutters grab the water from the roof, and the downspouts take the water away from the foundation of your home.  

Get your HVAC system serviced

Summer is just around the corner, and you don’t want to be baking when you’re indoors.  Have your HVAC unit serviced to make certain it is prepared to handle the job of cooling your home when temperatures begin to rise.  

Regular service and maintenance on your HVAC unit is also helpful for prolonging the lifespan of the system.  If you want to get the most out of your unit, make sure you take good care of it along the way.  

Clean up the inside of your home

People tend to lay dormant a bit during the chill of winter, but spring means it’s warm enough to spread your wings.  Get into the dark spaces and spare rooms of the house, and clear all the cobwebs.