Spring is a big time for many homeowners to get started on home maintenance projects. If you’ve already tackled your spring cleaning, it’s time to provide your home the maintenance and care it needs after months of harsh, cold weather.
Spring Home Maintenance Tip #1: Check your home’s roofing.
Rough winters can cause damage to your roof overtime. This can cause leaks, loose shingles, and even structural issues.
When you have free time survey your home’s roof for any damage, and if you notice any leaking from your ceiling, call a professional. You don’t want to exacerbate a situation that could have been prevented with proactive measures.
Spring Home Maintenance Tip #2: Clear out and inspect your home’s gutters.
Similar to roofing, gutters can also retain winter damage from the weight of snow and ice. Leaves, sticks, and other debri can build up in gutters, and it can be hard to maintain during frigid temperatures. Now that it’s warmer, take the time to clear out any debri and fix broken gutters, this way when rainy weather hits, your home will have the a proper way to drain excess water.
Gutters protect your home from water damage, so keep them maintained!
Spring Home Maintenance Tip #3: Get your septic tank cleaned.
Septic tanks need to be taken care of in every home. However, if you don’t have yours cleaned regularly wastewater and sludge can back up in the system causing leaks, clogged drains, dirty water, and unpleasant smells to enter your home. Even worse, a broken septic tank can be costly to repair, so make sure to keep it maintained with the help of a professional.
Spring Home Maintenance Tip #4: Check your smoke detectors.
It’s good practice to check your smoke detectors monthly, but if you haven’t yet, it only takes a few seconds to test your alarms. Beeping or chirping sounds often indicate the batteries need to be replaced, and should be immediately.
Additionally, if you’re a fan of smart devices, Nest is a high tech smoke and carbon monoxide detector that connects to your phone, lights, and other devices. It monitors itself and tells you exactly where danger is before you can see it.
Whether you stick with a traditional smoke detector or opt to get something a bit more advanced, smoke detectors save lives. Don’t risk your family’s safety with a nonfunctional detector.
Spring Home Maintenance Tip #5: Help your lawn grow.
Autumn and winter can cause your lawn to become patchy, dull, and even lifeless. Help maintain your lawn’s natural beauty by stopping into your local hardware or floral shop for lawn maintenance items.
Fertilizer can help your lawn grow and prepare for the warmer weather, while turfgrass can help you patch up spots or replace your lawn. A polished lawn not only adds to your home’s curb appeal, but it provides a safe and comfortable outdoor environment for your family.
Spring Home Maintenance Tip #6: Fix up outbuildings.
Sheds, garages, gazebos, playgrounds, barns and other types of outdoor areas can sustain damage from a prolonged colder climate. Now is the time to make sure there is no structural damage, and freshen the areas up with a new coat of paint.
At Paradiso Insurance, we understand your home is important to you, and we hope that these spring home maintenance tips can help provide you and your family a comfortable living environment this season.
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