Ah, spring has sprung! And now it’s time to see how rough winter was on your home. Once snow, ice, wind and freezing temperatures disappear, it’s a good time to check how your home withstood the season. Here are some tips to make sure your home is ready for spring:
- Have your roof inspected. Freezing and thawing can damage your roof Have it checked to ensure there are no leaks or lose or damaged shingles or metal.
- Fix any ceiling stains. You may have a ceiling stain if your roof had a leak. First fix the leak, then fix this stain. Moisture can lead to mold or mildew, so address the stain before it becomes a larger problem!
- Inspect windows and doors. Look for broken or bent hinges, frames or edges. It's also a great time to inspect for holes in your screens.
- Consider resealing your driveway. Water seeps into the driveway during the winter, which can create cracks! Have the driveway resealed to prevent further cracking.
- Check your fences. Repair or replace any loose slats or rot on your fences.
- Clean gutters & downspouts. Leaves can weight things down while ice dams can bend and break gutters. Check them on your own or call a professional if you're not comfortable with it!
- Inspect faucets and hoses. Turn them on to ensure water is running as it should. If the water pressure is too low, a pipe inside your home may need to be fixed.
After your home is ready for spring, get out there and enjoy the nice weather. Happy Spring!
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