Warmer weather, longer days, blooming flowers—most of us are so ready for spring! One thing you may have forgotten to think about is whether your home is equally ready. We present to you our top 5 spring maintenance tasks that go a little beyond spring cleaning. Check these off your list, and you’ll be free to enjoy the season with peace of mind!
Spring Maintenance Tip #1: Clear Out Those Gutters
Gutters get pretty nasty if you don’t clean them. If you were here for our winter maintenance post, and you cleaned out your gutters before winter, then you probably have an easier job ahead now. Even so, there’s probably some old fall leaves still hanging out in there. Clean out those gutters and downspouts so they’ll continue to do their job through the April showers we’ve been having.
Spring Maintenance Tip #2: Pretty Up Your Yard
We’ve had some pretty nasty wind lately—this is the Tri-Cities, after all! Chances are that there are some tumbleweeds, trash, and other detritus that have wound up entangled with your bushes. Now’s the time to clear all that away, and give everything a nice trim so that it’s not scraggly and overgrown. Especially if you have any bushes growing near your house, because keeping them from scraping the sides will increase the lifespan of your paint. While you’re out there, why not plant some cheerful spring blooms? Not exactly a spring maintenance task, but it will definitely brighten up your home and make you feel great!
Spring Maintenance Tip #3: Check The Roof
Speaking of those nasty wind storms, are you sure you didn’t lose any shingles? It’s always a good idea to check the surface of your roof so you can spot damage as soon as possible, and this is also a good time to check for any damage to flashing, eaves, and soffits. Give everything a good cleaning while you’re up there to keep it looking beautiful.
Spring Maintenance Tip #4: Safety First!
It’s possible your railing is a little loose, after what happened this past winter. Remember, that time when you started to go down the stairs from your deck, and it turned out someone forgot to put ice melt on them? And your feet flew out from under you, and you had to grab the railing and hang onto it for dear life? Okay, maybe that didn’t happen, but it’s still a good idea to use this opportunity to check your railings and make sure they’re secure, so that you can enjoy your outdoor spaces safely. While you’re checking railings, you may as well make sure your interior stair handrails are sturdy as well.
Spring Maintenance Tip #5: Inspect Your Concrete
Inspect your concrete slabs for any cracks or movement that could have happened during the winter. If you find them, you can use concrete crack filler or silicone caulk to fill them. This is also a great time to give your concrete a good pressure wash, so it’s all clean and beautiful for spring!
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We hope you found these spring maintenance tips useful! 2-10 Warranty’s blog did a great post on how to get the whole family involved in spring cleaning—even the kids! Read it here. Putting a little love into the details of your home is such a nice way to get yourself in that spring mindset. Connect with us on social media and let us know: what gets you excited for spring?