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Home Ownership 101: Four Basic Spring Home Maintenance Tasks

Four Basic Spring Home Maintenance tasks

 

Spring is coming and it’s a great time to do some spring cleaning and home repairs after a long, hard winter.  Freezing temperatures, snow, and ice and can cause damage to your home that may go unnoticed during the winter months, so now is the time to access your home and make any necessary repairs and to increase curb appeal. Here are four basic spring home maintenance tasks. *This post contains affiliate links

 

1. It’s time for fresh paint!

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Fresh paint indoors and out can work wonders when it comes to giving your home a little pick me up. Winter weather can cause chipping paint around doors, windows, and on siding. Take a walk around your home to see where fresh paint is needed such as doors, door jams, fences or siding. When the forecast calls for 65 degree temperatures or higher for a few days in a row, you can safely paint outdoors even in early spring.

 

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You could even paint your front door a bright and beautiful, unexpected color. Of course pretty spring flowers are wonderful for increasing curb appeal too!

 

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If you old wooden door frame is beyond repair consider replacing it with a modern alternative such as PVC or vinyl which will improve security, longevity, and also makes maintenance much more straightforward. You ight be concerned about ruining the rustic look of your wooden frames and doors, but you needn’t be. There are many types of vinyl doors, windows and frames that look very similar to genuine wood these days.

 

2. Check the foundation for cracks.

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One of the most unsettling things (no pun intended) is finding a crack in the exterior or interior foundation of your home.  Exterior cracks may go unnoticed during the winter, especially if there has been a lot of snow up against the house for months. All the heavy rains in spring can also lead to indoor flooding and mold issues if there are any cracks in the basement foundation walls.

 

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If you’re dealing with cracked walls or uneven floors, TerraFirma can help. Be sure to thoroughly check your property for any water damage, including the roof, attic, and basement.

 

3. Clean out the gutters and make any needed repairs to the roof.

 

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Your roof and gutters can become damaged over the winter, particularly if there is a lot of ice. As soon as the weather permits, be sure to completely check your roof and gutters for any signs of damage. It is also very important to clean out your gutters during the spring. If not, all of the heavy rain could cause issues.

 

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4. Maintain your heating and cooling system.

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While you are making any repairs in the basement, it might be a good idea to go ahead and service your boiler. HVAC units should be serviced one a year, and if you have a working fireplace be sure to have your chimney serviced every two years. Your meters should be checked, as well as your cooling systems and anything else you depend on regularly. It is best to choose a professional for these  AC repair jobs.

 

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Of course there are many other important tasks to consider when it comes to spring home maintenance. Using a check list can be very helpful for keeping organized and staying on top of cleaning and maintenance without becoming overwhelmed. In addition there are now plenty of apps and ways to use smart devices which make life a little convenient. 

 

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I don’t know about you, but I can’t wait until warmer spring weather is here to stay and spring flowers are in full bloom! I have already noticed some minor exterior home issues that need to be addressed. I am looking forward to giving our porch a fresh coat of paint and refreshing the landscaping. What’s on your spring home maintenence agenda? I love hearing from you dear readers!

 

Thanks for visiting today!

Amber

 

 

 

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  • Reply Botanic Bleu

    Amber,
    Excellent, timely advice for keeping our homes in good shape. Our air conditioner service has already been done. We had a slow leak in our water line outside that caused minor flooding in the garage. Plumbers came and little by little figured out what our problem was, and then replaced the water line to the house. Next on my list is to have the roofers check for leaks.

    Judith

    March 5, 2019 at 12:23 pm
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