Spring is the perfect time of year to get your home and garden in tip-top condition! Regular seasonal maintenance on your property can make sure that everything stays in working order and that your property remains safe and beautiful for many years to come. Here are five essential home maintenance tips every homeowner should do this spring:
Clean Gutters & Downspouts
This is one of the most important steps you can take to ensure proper drainage during spring rain storms. Be sure to clear any leaves, twigs, or debris from inside your gutters as well as from the downspouts and around them. This is something that you should have already done in the fall but checking again in the spring can be the difference between having water damage because of clogged gutters and a day that you can relax with a beer in the back yard and enjoy the warmer weather!
Prune & Trim
Pruning trees, shrubs, and hedges will help keep them healthy throughout the year and will also make sure that they don’t outgrow their boundaries. Plus, a properly maintained yard will look much nicer than an overgrown one!
Inspect Roof, Siding And Foundation
Look closely at your roofing material as well as all of your siding for signs of damage or wear and tear. During this process, you should also inspect your foundation (including exposed concrete in the basement) for cracks and water seepage.
Small repairs now can save you a lot of trouble later on if left unchecked.
Test Smoke Detectors & Carbon Monoxide Alarms
It's important to test all smoke detectors and carbon monoxide alarms on a regular basis. The recommended frequency is once a month but we're going to be realistic that most busy dads aren't going to be able to do it that often. However, testing your smoke detector and carbon monoxide alarms should be part of your spring maintenance checklist.
Pests can become a major problem if they are not dealt with quickly and efficiently. If you notice any signs of pest infestation, it’s important to contact a pest control professional as soon as possible. They will be able to identify the pest, create a plan for removal, and provide advice on how to best prevent future pest problems. You can look for pest control services near you online by searching for “pest control near me”.
Fertilize Lawns & Gardens
Spring is the perfect time to give your lawn some extra love with fertilizer so that it can reach its full potential by summertime! Apply a mixture of slow-release nitrogen and granular starters fertilizer around your grass each March or April – but only after testing your soil beforehand so that you know exactly what kind of nutrients are needed for optimal growth.
These essential tips should help keep you on top of spring home maintenance every year so that you can ensure a beautiful yard come summertime – not to mention enjoy plenty of peace of mind knowing that everything was done safely!