Spring is nigh, and the excitement within is building. It’s almost time to get back outside and start enjoying the beauty of nature once again. Owning a home means that there are a few more tasks you’ll be pressed to complete for the season change.
It may be your first spring as a homeowner, so it’s important that you understand what it takes to prepare your home (and the things around it) for the upcoming warm weather. Here is a quick overview of some of the actions you can take to prepare your home for spring.
Get your grill out of the garage
The grilling season is upon us, and your grill needs a bit of preparation for the cooking season. If you’re running a gas grill, there are a few specifics you need to know to prepare a gas grill after storing it for the season.
The gas cylinder, the propane lines, and the connections are vital to the safety of the cook and the quality of your food. Properly maintaining your grill will help to draw out the lifespan of the equipment, and make for plenty of fun times this spring season.
Clean and look over your gutters
Though your gutters probably go through more pain in the fall, you should still make the climb for the spring season. Clean out all of the debris obstructing your gutters, and make sure the downspouts are clear as well.
Look over the connections between your gutters and downspouts too. A broken connection will allow water to pool beside your house, and pooling water can cause problems with your foundation over time.
Service your air conditioning system
Having a working air conditioner in the spring and summer is a vital source of comfort for most people. If your home runs on an HVAC unit, you have to have the system serviced from time to time.
Living in a home that is cooled by window units takes a little more elbow grease. Your window units should be thoroughly cleaned every year before you reinstall them for service. A quick YouTube search will show you just how to assure peak performance out of your window units this year.
Spring is a good time to power wash
Keeping up with the condition of driveways, walkways, and exterior siding on your home will help the materials last longer. Power wash these areas of your property once a year to keep them looking like new for as long as possible.
Prepare the yard for springtime growth
Spring is a great time to spread fertilizer across your lawn. The summer will bring a rich green patch of lawn to lay on and enjoy for the whole season.