Spring is the perfect season for property owners to freshen up their houses. This involves conventional home spring cleaning, but also house maintenance. After all, many household items need repair or upkeep once winter has passed. Here are six home maintenance jobs for spring.
Doing this at least once every month puts less stress on the unit and enables it to function at optimum efficiency. A high-efficiency particulate air (HEPA) filter should be used. It traps microscopic particles such as mold, pollen, and dust. To replace the air filter, homeowners should switch off the unit, remove the old filter, and then put the new filter in following the directions on its own packaging. The AC unit should also be serviced before summer starts.
Maintaining Gutters and Downspouts
Maintaining gutters and downspouts clean and in great shape helps prevent family water damage. First, homeowners must eliminate debris out of the gutters with their hands or even a garden trowel. Then a garden hose can be used to scrub any residual gunk away. Other things to do include fixing sagging gutters and gutter flows. Next, the downspouts should be checked for clogs by inserting a garden hose at every one of them. In the event of a clog, it may be removed with a plumber’s drain snake.
Checking for Animal Damage
This can be done because chilly weather can drive animals such as squirrels, rats, raccoons, and opossums to find refuge in the house. They do all kinds of harm to get in the attic, cellar, or backyard shed. Homeowners should look for signs of chewing on outside vents, wiring, and building materials. To prevent these creatures from entering the house, any entry points must be sealed and attic vents have to be coated with solid materials. Also, the trees around the home should be trimmed.
Cleaning the Toilet
Homeowners can sort out the things from the garage into matters to keep, to give away or sell, and also to throw away or recycle. The floor can be pressure washed, either painted or sealed. The walls can also be painted. Storage space can be saved by installing racks, storage shelves, and ropes or pulleys. Eliminate musty odours with the help of professionals.
All wood-burning fireplaces should be given a makeover at the onset of spring. This may be accomplished by removing any ashes and charred logs using fireplace tools, and cleaning the chimney surround. When the fireplace is clean, the region around it ought to be covered with a tarp. A professional chimney sweep should be hired to clean the chimney.
As it gets warmer out, it’s important to prevent insects from entering the home. This means checking for holes in the door and window displays. Any holes that are bigger than the size of a quarter ought to be patched. Homeowners must also secure the screens, lubricate door hinges, and replace broken hardware.
During spring, the danger of thunderstorms and flooding increases dramatically. Here’s the way to prevent spring floods and how to get ready for spring storms. The PuroClean team stands ready to provide expert property restoration services to some homes affected by fire, water, or mold damage.