Winter can be difficult on the house, especially an older one that needs repairs. As winter slowly gives way to spring, it’s important to start preparing your home for the challenges it must soon face. There are many ways y’all can get your home set up to handle the season of rebirth. Here are some tips for preparing your home for spring.
The windows in your home, much like the eyes in your head, shape our view of the world outside, so keeping them clean is a must. Washing the inside and outside of your windows helps clear away the dirt and grime of winter and allows you to enjoy the growth in the world around you.
Spring is the perfect time to cut down on the clutter that accumulates around your house. Donating, selling, recycling, or trashing the stuff y’all don’t want anymore is a great way to make more space in your home.
Keeping your gutters clean is an essential part of home maintenance no matter the season but is especially important in winter and spring. One of the many ways clogged gutters can damage your home is by allowing moisture to seep in. During winter, water can freeze and expand, which rips the gutters free from the house. Come spring, this allows moisture into spaces where your gutters formerly created a seal and cause fungi to grow, including mold. Cleaning your gutters and keeping them secure to the house can prevent an infestation from occurring.
I also like to do a once-over of my roof to make sure nothing fell off. If I do see any missing tiles or other damage, I call in the experts to replace what’s missing. If I don’t, it could let in moisture and weaken the support beams of my home.
If asthma or other respiratory problems run in your family, you know how important it is to change air filters and clean the vents regularly. This helps your family breathe easier and keep away allergens. This is one of the best tips for preparing your home for spring because it also filters out other irritants of your eyes, nose, ears, and throat.
Lawn and Garden Care
Spring is the perfect time to focus on lawn and garden projects, so laying the groundwork now can simplify your future activities. Raking leaves, sticks, and other debris gives the yard exposure to the sun and needed water. Pruning the trees and bushes helps promote new growth for spring.
Inspect your foundation for signs of cracks or sitting water. This could mean that y’all have a serious problem and need to call in professional help. If you don’t take care of the problem, it might cause water damage when your home floods.