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Home Maintenance You Need to Handle

Home maintenance is really a discipline in learning the ability to repair and maintain your home to keep it in good condition. When you consider your home to be your biggest investment, maintaining it is a must. Home maintenance tends to be an issue of continuity since it comes with differences in season.

The All Important Spring Cleanup

This begins from the outside by raking up the remaining leaves that overcame the winter and putting down some protection in your flowerbeds and beneath the hedges. Just a thin layer of mulch can protect your plants from drought and keep weeds at bay. If you had any intention of hiring a lawn care, this is the best period to renew your annual contract.

Trim and Maintain Trees

It is also advisable to have your trees inspected by a certified arborist who can check for signs of any illness and dead branches before they can create a great problem leading to the cutting down of the tree. Inspecting it with your bare eye could miss signs of damage thereby creating a problem to your home and neighboring properties if they die off.

Perfect Your Green Thumb with Lawns and Hedges

Re-seed your lawn filling in the warn out patches before the upcoming heat in summer. Endeavor to plant your perennials and give them enough water to avoid drought. These grasses could be fertilized later in the springs when it turns bright green again.

Inspect Your Entire Home and Property

Take a walk around the outside of the house to check if there are cracks in the concrete and if the driveway is in good condition. Check the roofs if there is any sign of damage and if the chimney is in good condition.

Don’t Neglect Your Gutters

The gutters help in the flow of rainwater and so protecting your roof, siding, and foundation. Make sure you clean them, at least twice a year to prevent them from clogging as this may cause leakage into your house.

Don’t Forget to Refresh Paint

Exterior paints help in beautifying the house and protects gravels from water damage and rot. In cases of peeling or chipping paints, you may need to do some touch-up or a fresh coat. Make sure you put the work during springs in situations where you want to hire a professional.

Give the House a Bath

The best period to give your house a good scrub is during the spring. Make sure you take the storm windows off and wash them inside out. When gravel is being stocked in the frontage, it might damage the paint and stonework as time passes by therefor wait for a dry day and get to work.

Pool Your Efforts

In a situation where you own a pool, it is good to inspect it every season. If its open make sure you treat the water, check and replace all worn out valves and filters and inspect all the equipment’s in the pool before you take your next dip. If it’s off season, has the cover

Optimize Your HVAC Systems

It is advisable to call an HVAC technician to schedule the system in homes of central heat and air. The technician should endeavor to check the ductwork if there are any signs of damage, also clean and service the furnace, check the A/C compressor. Make sure you clean the intake vent.

Where There’s a Leak There’s a Way: Plumbing

Do a proper checkup of your pipes including under the sinks if there are any signs of leakage, check for telltale water stains which could be the cause of a leak in the wall. Inspect around the toilets and inside their tanks, check the faucets and the flappers in the tank if they are in a good shape.

What’s Up with Your Sump Pump

Since spring is mostly accompanied by rain, check your sump pump if they are draining properly. Make sure you do this before there is a major rain or snow thaw to avoid huge damages.


The chimney needs a constant checkup even if you are not using the fireplace constantly. The chimney helps to carry poisonous gases from your fireplace out of your home keeping the air inside breathable. Make sure your chimney is checked every year and cleaned periodically.

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