Spring is the perfect season for landowners to freshen their homes. This entails the conventional home spring cleaning, but also house upkeep. In the end, many household things require upkeep or repair once winter has passed. Here are six house maintenance tasks for spring.
Changing the Air Conditioner Filter
Doing this at least once a month puts less stress on the device and allows it to work at maximum efficiency. It traps microscopic particles like mold, pollen, and dust. To replace the air filter, homeowners should turn off the unit, remove the filter, and then put the new filter in after the directions on its packaging. The AC unit also needs to be serviced before summer begins.
Keeping gutters and downspouts clean and in great shape helps prevent household water damage. First, homeowners should remove debris from the gutters using their palms or a garden trowel. Then a garden hose may be used to wash any residual gunk away. Other things to do include fixing sagging gutters and gutter flows. Then, the downspouts should be checked for clogs by inserting a garden hose in each of them. In the event of a clog, then it can be removed with a plumber’s drain snake. Learn more here.
Assessing for Animal Damage
This can be done because cold weather may induce animals such as squirrels, rats, raccoons, and opossums to locate shelter in the home. They do all types of harm to get in the attic, cellar, or backyard shed. Homeowners should look for signs of chewing on exterior valves, wiring, and construction materials. To prevent these critters from entering the home, any entry points should be sealed and attic vents have to be covered with strong materials. Also, the trees around the house should be trimmed.
Cleaning the Garage
Homeowners can sort out the things in the garage into matters to maintain, to give away or sell, and also to throw away or recycle. The flooring can be pressure washed, painted, or sealed. The walls may also be painted.
Cleaning the Fireplace
This can be achieved by eliminating any ash and charred logs utilizing chimney tools and cleaning the fireplace surround. Once the fireplace is clean, the region around it should be covered with a tarp. A professional chimney sweep should be hired to clean out the chimney.
Assessing Window and Door Screens
As it gets warmer outside, it is important to prevent pests from entering the house. This means checking for holes at the door and window displays. Any holes that are larger than the size of a quarter should be patched.
During spring, the danger of thunderstorms and flooding increases dramatically. Here’s the way to prevent spring floods and how to prepare for spring storms. The PuroClean of Brampton team stands ready to give professional restoration services to some homes affected by fire, water, or mold damage.