It’s almost spring in Nebraska, and although it might not seem like it now, you’ll want your house prepared for the warmer weather. When the seasons change, it’s important to make sure your house is prepped for what the weather will bring. Here are things you should be doing to your house this spring!
If your gutters are in need of a serious cleaning – whose aren’t after fall and winter? – then you’ll need to clean out all of the leaves and sticks that accumulated in there the past two seasons. Gutters are there to help water drain off the roof so if your gutters are overflowing with gunk, you could be looking at some major problems like water damage or a broken gutter.
Roofs need to be checked for leaks every once in a while. Before you climb up on your roof and potentially hurt yourself, take a look at your roof and see if you can notice any missing or damaged shingles. Another tell-tale sign of a leaky roof is water stains on your ceiling. If you think you need repairs or a new roof, call one of our preferred partners, Roof-Tech or Red Rhino Roofing.
Rain storms can also bring high winds which can damage tree limbs that are already broken. Avoid having a large branch fall off a tree and potentially damage your roof, car or worse, fall on someone while they’re outside. First take a look at your trees and see if you can see any loose or damaged branches. Then remove the precarious branches with a chain saw or have a professional take care of it.
We all know that we are supposed to disconnect our hoses during the winter months to prevent freezing, so now is the time to reconnect those hoses. That way when the time comes to water your plants, you won’t have to fumble around with a disconnected hose!
Before fertilizing and seeding your lawn, take time to rake up any debris like sticks, leaves or trash that may have accumulated in your yard during the winter. Now is also a great time to pick up after your pets and have a nice clean lawn for the start of spring.
Before the weather gets too hot, get your air conditioner unit checked out. Have a service company come out and inspect both your air conditioner and furnace to make sure everything is running properly. It’s better to have it serviced before turning it on if there is a problem with the unit.
When the weather is nice, take a walk around the perimeter of your home and look for any cracks in the foundation. These can be filled in with caulk and will prevent the cold air from escaping during the summer. It’s also a good idea to fill any cracks in your sidewalk or driveway to prevent further erosion.
How do you prepare your home for spring? We’d love to hear about it in the comments below!
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