Clean up then sit back
Now that spring has sprung, take some time to give your home a checkup along with its annual spring cleaning. Adding home maintenance to your routine will go a long way to keeping your house in good order and setting you up for those summer months.
The hot summer sun can quickly damage the exterior of your house so give your roof the once-over, make sure tiles haven’t moved in high winter winds, check the gutters – clean out leaves and other winter debris and ensure the downspouts are directed away from the house.
Now is also a good time to check for any ponding that may have occurred around the house.
Level any depressions by filling them with compacted soil.
The deck can look very sad at this time of the year so think about high-pressure hosing or treating the deck to rid it of moulds. Replace any rotting or splintered wood, replace rusted or broken nails and hammer in any that have raised above the timbers. And when the warmer days arrive, just sit back and enjoy the fruits of your labours.
Now’s the time to check the outside as well as the inside of your home.