Spring can be both an exciting and stressful time for homeowners. Your to-do list can become cumbersome quickly, with some items more important than others. To ensure your property is in excellent condition moving into the new season, keep in mind the following tips to prepare your home for spring. Checking these items off your list can save you money and time.
1. Check Your Gutters and Eavestroughs
It’s essential to check your gutter system before and after the winter because leaves and branches may accumulate during the fall, while snow and ice could damage your gutters over the course of winter. Another common problem is that gutters and eavestroughs separate from the home, creating room for moisture to erode the structures underneath.
2. Seal Cracks
You may have heard horror stories about the damage that water can do when it seeps in through a crack in the foundation. The good news is that you can prevent this simply by locating and sealing cracks throughout your home before they become large enough to let in a lot of water. If you don’t fill these cracks, you could end up paying a lot of money for repairs later.
3. Fix Your Foundation
If you notice large cracks in your foundation, you must act quickly. The last thing you want is mould or mildew growth. With a damaged foundation, pests can also find their way inside through these cracks. Allowing a professional to handle your foundation repairs ensures the best result and peace of mind.
Check Your HVAC
In some regions, you may need to run your furnace one week and air conditioning the next until the weather becomes reliably warm. It’s a good idea to inspect your air conditioner and furnace and perform any maintenance recommended. Routine maintenance is a small expense that could prolong the life of your HVAC system and save you more money in the long run from costly repairs and replacements.
Clean Your Vents and Ducts
While you’re performing maintenance on your HVAC system, you should also have your vents and ducts inspected and cleaned. Most people don’t realize how much dust and other particles accumulate inside their vents throughout the winter. Cleaning your ducts helps in two ways:
- It helps your HVAC system perform more efficiently when your ducts are clear and buildup-free.
- Having clean air ducts also improves your interior air quality. All the dust, mould and mildew that could be inside your ducts is removed before it can be stirred up into the air you breathe. This helps avoid respiratory issues and other illnesses.
Inspect Your Roof
The only way to tell if your roof is in good condition is to take a closer look for damaged or missing shingles and signs that the internal structures underneath the shingles are exposed. Detecting damage early can save you money on roof repairs and replacements. You won’t need to pay to repair the decking and underlayment by fixing more minor issues early on.
Get Ready for Spring with Top Hat Comfort Services
The steps you take now could keep your home in great condition throughout the spring and summer. Top Hat Comfort Services can help you identify and repair potential issues with your home so that you can enjoy the warm weather without worry. Don’t wait to maintain one of your most prized investments — contact us today to learn more.