As winter comes to an end, the weather gets a little warmer, the days get a little longer, our clothes get a little lighter, and we start to think about spring cleaning our homes. Typical spring cleaning checklists include cleaning out the kitchen of all that leftover holiday candy, sweeping, mopping, vacuuming and dusting the blinds to let in that spring sunshine. Just as it is important to clean the inside of the house, it is just as important to make sure the outside of the house gets some meticulous TLC. Read on to discover what is on this year’s pre-spring home maintenance checklist to make sure your home is as clean and organized on the outside as it is on the inside.
Your Pre-Spring Home Maintenance Plan
Just before spring is the perfect time of year to reseal any exterior woodwork. Decks, railings, fences, and any other outdoor structures made of wood benefit from staining or resealing every year or every other year. If done properly and regularly, resealing the woodwork around the outside of your home will help keep it longer and remain in better condition.
This is also a great time of year to check for signs of termites and other pests. Termites, small winged insects that can invade your home and chew through the wood, flooring and even wallpaper of your home undetected, tend to “swarm” in the spring as the ground warms up. If your home has sustained any damage over the winter due to rain or snow, your home might be susceptible to a termite invasion. Make sure to check your home for any structural damage to mitigate any unwanted termite intrusion.
That sliver of time just as winter is ending and before spring begins is also the perfect time to inspect your roof. You don’t need to climb a ladder for this one. Just visually inspect your roof for any signs of damage such as missing shingles, metal pipes that may be missing or damaged or anything else that might look out of place. Making sure to protect the integrity of your roof is vitally important before moving into the rainier spring season.
Spring Cleaning Your Home’s Gutter System
One of the most important things you should do for your home before spring really gets underway is to clean your gutters and downspouts. A clogged, damaged or blocked gutter system can not properly carry drainage away from the home effectively and can lead to flooding and other possible structural damage.
Year-Round Gutter Service
If the process of checking your home for gutter damage seems overwhelming or too dangerous, don’t hesitate to call Ned Stevens Gutter Cleaners. Our team of professionals will gladly come to your house to inspect your gutters and to make sure they run smoothly, cleanly and without any leaks. Our certified gutter experts know exactly what post-winter damage to look for and just what care is necessary to make sure your home will be prepared for whatever spring might throw your way.