Spring Maintenance

Spring is a wonderful time to tackle property maintenance tasks to keep your home in great shape. Here are some helpful tips to get you started:

1. Clean out gutters: Check for any debris that may have accumulated in your gutters over winter. These need to be cleared to ensure proper drainage and prevent potential water damage. This is also part of keeping up with drainage standards under the Healthy Home Legislation.

2. Inspect the roof: Look for any loose or damaged shingles, loose or rusted iron, as well as signs of leakage. If these issues are present, consider a professional roofer to address them before they worsen.

3. Trim trees and shrubs: Spring is the ideal time to prune any overgrown branches or shrubs. This promotes healthy growth and prevents potential hazards during storms.

4. Check your outdoor lighting: Replace any burnt-out bulbs and ensure all outdoor lights are functioning properly for safety and security purposes.

5. Inspect your HVAC system: Schedule a professional maintenance check for your heating, ventilation, and air conditioning (HVAC) system to ensure it’s in good working condition for the warmer months ahead.

6. Clean exterior surfaces: Pressure wash your property exterior, decks, patios, and walkways to remove dirt, grime, and mildew. This will not only improve the appearance of your property but also help prevent further damage.

7. Check your fencing: Inspect your fence for any loose or damaged boards, and repair or replace them as necessary. A well-maintained fence enhances both privacy and security and also prevents potential hazards during storms.

8. Prepare your garden beds: Remove any dead plants and weeds, then add fresh soil and mulch to nourish your garden. Consider planting new flowers or vegetables for vibrant and delicious results.

9. Inspect the property for pests: Spring is a prime time for pests, so it’s a good idea to have your property inspected by a professional to prevent any infestations.

Remember, taking care of your property during spring not only increases its curb appeal but also helps maintain its value over time. Happy maintenance!

Amanda Wiapo

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