Spring maintenance for your home
The Winter weather has subsided and the flowers and trees are blooming! Now is the perfect time to get landscaping and home maintenance off your list so you can enjoy the beautiful weather!
As a homeowner, did you know you have to change over 12 filters in your home every six months? This is just one item that should be on your Spring home maintenance checklist.
Keep your home in tip-top shape this Spring and Summer by following Homestead Homes Spring home maintenance checklist.
It’s critical to clean your gutters at least twice a year; without this maintenance, your gutters can clog which leads to roof damage, foundation damage and molding issues. This could cost a homeowner thousands of dollars! Protect your home and your wallet this Spring.
In the Midwest and Colorado it tends to get warm, so it’s important to check your AC unit and trouble-shoot any problems before the warm weather rolls in. This is what homeowners can check off on their AC unit Spring home maintenance checklist:
Clear debris away from the unit
Check for any external damage from fall and winter
Make sure there aren’t any critters living there!
Check the fan and make sure there isn’t any damage.
Once these items have been checked, it’s important to change the filter. This can help with pollen and dust from circulating in your home’s air.
It’s important to change ALL filters inside your home every three to six months. The filters that should be changed are:
Why should filters be changed? This is because a simple change of a filter can help an appliance run like the first time you turned it on! Often times, when an appliance or system in your home isn’t working properly, the filter can be the culprit to blame.
The next step, check the dryer vent!
How often do you use your dryer? Every couple of days or every day? That’s a lot of dryer lint that could be getting trapped inside the vents. Often times, homeowners assume that the lint trap catches all of the lint, but that’s not possible. The rest of the lint is trapped inside the vent.
Follow these instructions from the Spruce on how to clean your dryer vent!
The best landscaping from the Midwest to Colorado is important for Spring time! The best shrubs, trees and plants are the perfect addition in the Spring; however, don’t forget about adding compacted soil in your yard for the Spring showers.
The lower areas of your home such as a basement and foundation should have compacted soil around the edges. This helps to protect your home’s yard from flooding and insects! Finally, once this is done it’s important to check one more item off your Spring home maintenance checklist.
After a long, cold Winter it’s essential to make sure all outside faucets are working properly. The first step is to turn the water on inside the home. Once this is done, make sure to turn on all outside faucets. Give them a second and if no water is coming out, there could be a larger problem at play.
You built your forever home, it’s important to make sure you take care of it for years to come. These are small, but essential, Spring home maintenance items to checkoff this year.