10 Ways to Get Your Home Ready For Spring/Summer

Wednesday April 18, 2018 by The Mettle Group

As the winter months come to an end, the warm weather approaches and heats up the earth. Your home has been sitting, cold, wet, and without much maintenance for quite awhile now. It’s time to get out and make sure your home is still in great shape and ready for the warm season ahead!

The gutters are a huge part of your homes well-being. They control the flow of water and protect your roof, walls, and yard from rainwater!

Make sure to take some time to clear out those dead leaves, sticks, debri, and whatever you may find hidden in your rain gutters. If left alone, this can cause several issues including: Leaky roofs, water damage to walls and also is a great place for pests like rats and bees to live! Repairs to roofs, foundations, and other issues can potentially cost you thousands of dollars! So take just a couple of minutes out of your day to clean out those gutters!

You have several filters throughout your home. Now is a good time to go through and make sure they are all clean and replaced. Changing your furnace filter can help in several ways. First, the cleaner the filter, the cleaner the air, the cleaner the air the healthier you and your family will be! Clean filters can help keep pollen and other allergens out of the air inside your home as well… No one likes allergy season! Second, a clean furnace filter can potentially save you money on your gas bill! Everyone loves saving money!

Don’t forget, you also have dryer filters, range filters, window screens, fridge water filters and more. Make sure you take the time to change all of them out!

Fire safety is probably one of the last things on your mind. Everyone thinks that won’t happen to them. In fact, in 2016, there were a reported 352,000 house fires estimating over 5 billion dollars in damages. Unfortunately almost 3,000 people died and over 10,000 were injured. Reported by the FNPA. (national fire protection association)

Its super simple to make sure your fire alarms are working properly. They could potentially save your life.

When you’re ready to finally use your outdoor faucets after the cold winter, make sure to take a few simple steps that could save you tons of money.
First, once you have turned your outdoor water back on, turn on the faucet and return to the basement and make sure there are no leaks from inside. During the winter, some pipes can freeze and burst and you won’t even know it until you start using the water again and it floods the entire basement.

To prevent this in the future, make sure to always turn off the outdoor water before winter starts and cover your outdoor faucets with a hose bib.

It’s a great idea for you to have a company come in and service you’re A/C unit. You’ll want to make sure they are running correct for the hot months ahead. No one likes to live in a hot & muggy home! Let a professional come in and make sure you will be comfortable this spring and summer season.

The spring is a great time to clean up the garage. During the winter you may have tons of clutter around, the snow blower is still out, rock salt and dirt are on the ground from your vehicles. Take some time to tidy up the garage. You’ll feel much better if you did.

You always hear about Spring Cleaning. Well it’s a great time to get out and clean the whole house and yard. The weather is getting nice, open the windows, play some music and clean away!

It’s a great time for you to go and inspect the exterior of your house. During the winter, the ice and snow can wreak havoc on your home. Check the foundation for cracks or shifts. If you have them, make sure to contact a professional right away. Make sure your exterior walls look okay as well. If your house is painted, it’s a good time to do some touch up. Last, check your roof. Make sure all shingles are there and that there are no holes or leaks. Finding a small issue is much better to fix now then a big issue in the future.

Its BBQ season! Take some time to make sure those decks and patios are looking great! Now is the time for some new stain, paint, or if you don’t have one yet, think about building one! Decks and patios add great look and value to your home!

Clean that BBQ grill and get ready to have some fun!

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