There may still be snow in the air, and you may have just recently returned from the holidays, but whether you’re ready or not, It won’t be long until spring arrives! We can’t wait for the barbecues, spring flowers, and green lawns, but before you think about patio furniture and butterflies, you must do a few things to get your house ready for spring.
1. Prepare Your Gutters
When the snow and ice on your roof melt, they’ll need someplace to go. You must ensure that your gutters and downspouts are prepared. Check for loose portions and ensure that they are securely fastened and moving water far away from your home. Then, ensure sure the gutters are clean of fallen leaves, snow, and ice and that when you pour water down the downspout, it falls where it should.
2. Check the Caulking on Windows
When everything is frozen, fractured and damaged caulking won’t make much difference. When the ice melts and the spring rains come, you’ll discover unwelcome water in your house, and it’s much more difficult to repair leaking caulking once it’s wet.
3. Move the Wood Pile
If you’re like most people, you put your wood pile against your home, where it’s simple to keep dry and readily available when needed. However, when it rains in the spring, your wood pile transforms from a convenient source of pleasant heating to a breeding ground for mildew and pests. What do you want so near to your home?
4. Look for Cracks and Heaving
If you have cracks in your walks and driveway, you will undoubtedly see heaving in the concrete before the winter is through. Prioritize such repairs and do them as quickly as possible, since they will only become worse once the spring thaws and rains arrive.
5 .Figure Out if Your Fence Needs a Facelift
Most people are unaware that the summer and autumn seasons are the busiest times for fence businesses. The greatest time of year to get a great bargain on a new fence is in the spring before the season begins. Allow a provider to measure your fence and submit a price before spring arrives, and then have them return as soon as the melt is complete. You can circumvent the waiting list and receive a better deal this way!
6. Check Out Door HVAC, Lighting, Faucets, and BBQ
Your air conditioner will work overtime during the spring and summer months. Schedule an inspection to ensure everything is in working order before you need it. Check exterior lighting and faucets to ensure they are working properly, and get your gas grill inspected to ensure it is safe to use.
You may believe that you have plenty of time until spring comes, but the fact is that it’s only a matter of weeks before you’ll be hosting your first barbeque or get-together, and you won’t have much time to prepare. Act now to escape the spring rush!