Bring On Spring

Your home has weathered a vicious winter this year with winter lasting so long and being so harsh. As the cold retreats and the snow melts, your home deserves some well-earned TLC.

Even though you still might want to hibernate, there’s no better time to prepare your home to Bring On Spring! If you plan and prepare now, you can avoid costly repairs later.

Roof: Inspect the roof for thehe harsh winter weather has been beating on your roof all season. Make sure you inspect your roof for weather-damaged shingles.

Clean the Gutters: Clogged gutters can lead to water damage.

Clean/Replace HVAC Filters: Clean filters keep your system running efficiently and energy costs in check.

Clean Refrigerator Coils: Dirty fridge coils can also increase the electric bill.

Clean and Repair Driveways, Fences, Decks, and Patios: Remove salt, sand, and deicers. Repair cracks, holes, and gaps.

Check Window and Door Seals: Extreme cold can cause weather sealants to crack leaving these areas vulnerable to water damage.

Plan to Paint: Inspect indoor and outdoor areas for paint repair. Choose eco-friendly paints. Try a new color in a room or two for a fresh new look.

Check AC System: Hire a qualified heating and cooling professional to clean and service your AC system.

Replace Batteries in Smoke Detectors: Don’t neglect this lifesaving tip!

Clean and Repair Windows: Now is the time to hire a professional to get the inside and outside of your windows clean and check for any damaged seals.

Chimney Care: Check the exterior of the chimney for damage. Hire a certified chimney sweep to clean and inspect the flue.

Check Lawn Equipment: Make sure lawn mowers are ready for the first spring cut.

My favorite part of spring is the birds chirping and flowers blooming. How about you…What’s your favorite part of spring?

Are you ready for spring?

Are you ready for spring?

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14 responses to “Bring On Spring

  1. Yeah, too long winter.
    Nice tips, thanks for sharing.

  2. I live in Phoenix AZ so no weather issues here to my house.
    Good tips tho.

  3. Great tips – I love living in a townhouse so I don’t have to do most of the outside maintenance, but definitely will do the inside stuff! Can’t wait to be able to open the windows and get some fresh air!

  4. Thanks for sharing all of these great tips! Will be looking into these as soon as spring decides to visit us here in New York.

  5. My favorite part of spring is when nature comes back to life and the cold goes away. Great check list and tips, will definitely come in handy.

  6. Very helpful tips, especially the batteries in the smoke detectors. Having a maintenance agreement to cover the A/C and Heating system provides semi-annual inspections – well worth the investment!

  7. This is a great list of repairs. The conditions in SoCal are much more friendly, although many of the same PM activities are applicable.

  8. I am with you on this…..bring on Spring! Spring is my favorite time of year….well maybe after my birthday in December 😉

  9. Spring is a perfect time work on that quarterly home-maintenance To Do List. No matter what the weather has been, from time to time, things need a touch up, tune up, or fix up. Once again, Jim Striegel, we can count on your for very helpful and timely tips.

  10. thanks for the reminders these are easy to forget!

  11. Now thats a good info before spring comes out! thank you for reminding me. i am on cleaning this weekend! thanks

  12. These are great reminders. Cleaning the air filters is something we should do more often for cleaner air and to save money.

  13. My gutters need to be clean badly. I have been telling my husband to get up there and clean them out! Thanks for these tips!

  14. Ok seriously I had no idea that dirty refrigerator coils could make your electricity bill higher. Glad i read this! will be sure to add this to my spring cleaning list!

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