Now that spring is here and the snow is melting, it’s time to switch gears from winter hibernation to spring maintenance. Keeping up with regular home maintenance can help keep your home in tip-top shape and save you money in the long run. Here are some tips to help you get started with your spring-cleaning list.
Deep Clean Your Home and Appliances
Start by giving your home a deep clean. This includes everything from dusting ceiling fans, vacuuming carpets, or having them professionally cleaned, and washing windows to cleaning out your refrigerator, oven, and dishwasher. While you’re at it, make sure to organize closets and drawers as they tend to accumulate a lot of clutter during the colder months when we don’t want to leave our homes.
Test Your Sump Pump
Testing your sump pump periodically is an important part of maintaining a healthy home. You should test it every spring before potential flooding season hits. This involves filling up the sump pit with water until the pump activates — if it doesn’t turn on or doesn’t pump out water properly, it may be time for a replacement.
Check Your Roof for Soft Spots
The winter snow can cause damage to roof shingles due to its weight. Inspect each shingle carefully for soft spots or missing pieces that need repaired or replaced before any leaks occur inside your home. It’s also a good idea to check any vents on the roof too as they may have frozen over during the winter months causing them not to function correctly which can lead to mold growth within your walls and attic areas if left unchecked.
These are just some of the things you should consider when creating your spring-cleaning list this year! Don’t forget about things like organizing your garage, tidying up your front porch, painting rooms for a refresh or tuning up your air conditioner – all of which will give you peace of mind knowing that these tasks are taken care of before summer arrives! Taking care of these items now will help ensure that you have a safe and comfortable home throughout the year!