There may still be snow in the air, and you may have just finished the holidays, However, spring will be here before you know it, whether you’re ready or not! We can’t wait for the barbecues, spring flowers, and green lawns, but before you think about patio furniture and butterflies, there are a few what you must do to get your property ready for spring.
1. Prepare Your Gutters
When the snow and ice on your roof melt, it will need somewhere to go. Make sure your gutters and downspouts are prepared. Check for loose portions and ensure that they are securely fastened and moving water far away from your residence. Then, ensure the gutters are clean of fallen leaves, snow, and ice and that water flow appropriately down the downspout.
2. Check the Caulking on Windows
Caulking will make little difference if everything is frozen, broken, or damaged. When the ice melts and the spring rains arrive, you’ll find unwanted water in your home, and repairing leaky caulking becomes much more difficult once it’s wet.
3. Move the Wood Pile
If you’re like most people, you have your wood pile against your home, where it’s simple to keep dry and handy when you need it. When it rains in the spring, your wood pile transforms from a convenient source of warm heating to a breeding ground for mildew and pests. Not what you want so near to your home!
4. Look for Cracks and Heaving
If you have cracks in your walks and driveway, you will undoubtedly see heaving in the concrete before the winter is through. Prioritize such repairs and do them as quickly as possible since they will only become worse once the spring thaws and rains arrive.
5. Figure Out if Your Fence Needs a Facelift
Most people are unaware that the summer and fall seasons are the busiest for fence companies. The best time to buy a new fence is in the spring before the season starts. Allow a supplier to measure your fence and submit a quote before spring comes, and then have them return as soon as the snow melts. This way, you may bypass the waiting list and obtain a better
6. Check Out Door HVAC, Lighting, Faucets, and BBQ
In the spring and summer, your air conditioner will be working overtime. Schedule a check to ensure everything is in working order before you need it. Check outside lighting and faucets to ensure they are working correctly, and get your gas BBQ tested to ensure it is safe to use.
You may believe that you have plenty of time until spring comes, but the fact is that it is just a question of time weeks before you host your first barbeque or get-together, and there won’t be much time to prepare. Take action now to escape the spring rush!