What Should Be On Your Spring Maintenance List?
Spring is the best time of year to tackle home maintenance. It’s not for nothing that “spring cleaning” is such a trend. With longer and brighter days, it’s easier to more clearly see what needs to be done; and with renewed energy as winter thaws, homeowners have more motivation to tackle those projects. But what kind of maintenance do you plan to take on this spring? Were you planning on getting to spring cleaning at all? Here are a few things you may want to include on your spring maintenance list.
Clean Your Rain Gutters
Spring is a big season for your rain gutters. Your gutters surround the edges of your roof and funnel any water run-off to a downspout that points away from the house. If your gutters are clogged, they won’t be able to effectively carry the water run-off, which means it could pool on your roof or run past your gutters to the lawn and the foundation below. Thus it’s important to clear out any leaves and debris a couple times a year — including during the spring. You can also check during this time to make sure there are no cracks or tears in your gutters.
Clean Your Siding
Spring is also a great time to give your home a facelift by cleaning your siding. Be careful not to pressure wash your siding, as that could potentially damage it. However, you can take a hose with a combination of water and vinegar and spray down the siding in order to keep it clean and mold-free. If the color of the siding is looking a little faded, now might also be a great time to refresh the siding with a fresh coat of paint. Have wood siding? Make sure there are no swollen, rotten, or warped boards.
Check Your Window Seal
A well-sealed window is a great way to keep your home energy efficient no matter what time of year. But over time, your window frame might warp or your caulk might become loose. In spring, you might want to take a look at your windows and caulk over any breaks in the seal. If you’re unsure whether there’s a draft, consider holding a candle to the window and seeing if the flame is pulled in a particular direction. You may want to even replace your windows with a more energy efficient model as a treat for the spring.
Need help checking things off your spring maintenance list? Jancewicz & Son has you covered. Contact us today for more information or a free quote.