Spring Home Maintenance Tips - Preparing Your Property for the Upcoming Season

Spring Home Maintenance Tips - Preparing Your Property for the Upcoming Season

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Spring has officially Sprung!  Winter weather can wreak havoc on your home, but you can minimize damage with a little spring home maintenance. Before your spring-cleaning project, use our property owners' maintenance tips to put your property in top condition. Proactive maintenance can help prevent costly repairs by catching minor problems early and repairing them before they become big problems.

Some maintenance tasks are easy for the average homeowner, while others require a professional — like an arborist or an HVAC technician. Let's explore the checklist of essential spring maintenance tasks to prepare your home for spring and summer, inside and out.

Interior Maintenance Checklist

Hire professionals to inspect major systems and treat for pests inside your home. According to Martha Stewart, you should be fertilizing your houseplants now. They've been dormant during winter and need a little nutritional boost. Move them outside to enjoy some sunlight. You'll also get them out of the way of the pest control and heating, ventilation, and air conditioning (HVAC) service personnel who will visit your home if needed.  

On that note, consider the following steps for your interior:

  • Have your home's HVAC system inspected. Some HVAC services offer free inspections, while others charge a nominal fee. During this inspection, they examine the ductwork, vents, and refrigerant level and test the home's thermostat. If your HVAC service provider offers a maintenance tune-up, schedule it for the same day. This tune-up typically includes an air filter change and HVAC system cleaning.
  • Get your home's ducts cleaned. Dust and dirt build-up in ducts, creating a fire hazard. Schedule an HVAC professional to clean your home's HVAC ducts and vents at least once a year. HVAC service pros use powerful vacuum systems to deep-clean the ductwork, which results in improved interior air quality.
  • Schedule a pest control visit. Have your home and property treated for common spring and summer pests, such as ants, roaches, fleas, and ticks.

Ask the pest service to inspect your home for termites, too. When caught early, extermination can halt damage by these wood-eating bugs. Most home insurance policies don't cover termite damage since it occurs over the long term, and termite inspections fall under expected homeowner maintenance.

Exterior Maintenance Checklist

Most homeowners can handle many exterior projects independently, like checking your home's deck or patio for water damage or splintered wood. Make repairs before power washing the patio or deck, driveways, sidewalk, and outdoor furniture. Inspect your home's windows, caulking, and screens. Patch any torn window screens and re-caulk drafty windows.

  • Clean your roof's gutters. Many homeowners associate cleaning roofing gutters with fall leaves, but winter also fills gutters with debris — sticks, twigs, and trash blow into these important water channels. Cleaning them out helps protect your home's roof and foundation by ensuring they can whisk water away from your home. If you can't access your roofing gutters, hire a roofing service to clean them and handle the next task.
  • Inspect the roof for winter damage. Check the perimeter for damage from the ground. If possible, climb a ladder to look at the roof, but don't get on it. If it has sustained damage, it could collapse with you on it. Call a roofing professional to repair any damage you spot.
  • Landscape to prevent water damage. Trim your trees, shrubs, and bushes, especially those closest to the house. According to Mr. Handyman, this helps prevent damage to the siding and the home's roof. It also gets them ready for the growth brought on by spring rains.

Turn to Accuserve for Help

At Accuserve Solutions, we understand the importance of a well-maintained home, not just for its aesthetic appeal but for the safety and comfort it provides to its occupants. We're committed to delivering a human-centric experience to property owners, contractors, and carriers alike, whether you're new to our services or have been a valued client for years.  

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