Spring may seem like a long way off, but trust us when we say it will sneak up on you! Before you know it, the days will seem much longer and you’ll be ready to start with your spring-cleaning and spring maintenance routine.
These tips and tricks are a great way for homeowners to prepare for summer and also for sellers to prepare their homes for the busy spring and summer market:
Inspect the Gutters
One of the most dangerous parts about winter is the fact that winter damage can often go unnoticed until a real problem occurs. Inspecting your gutters for damage such as cracks or weak spots will help prevent major issues when the snow melts and during spring showers.
Clean Your Air Filters
After a long winter of running your heater or furnace, your air filters are probably a bit clogged with dust, dander, and debris. Clean or replace the air filter so that you can continue to breathe easy and enjoy an allergen-free home. This is also a good time to invest in annual maintenance for your AC unit. Nothing is worse than waiting for a hot day to realize that your AC is not working properly.
Check Concrete Slabs
Any concrete slabs in your home should be thoroughly inspected for any cracks or damage. If the slab shifts or is cracked, it could let in water and cause serious damage. Other problems include slab leaks, which is when a water leak is located under the concrete slab. If you notice any cracks or other damage, you should call a professional or power wash the slab and fill the crack with concrete crack filler and sealant.
Take a Look at Your Roof
Shingles and roofing can sustain damage during the winter. Check the roof to make sure your shingles still look good. If you notice a small issue, it can easily be repaired, however, if you refuse to inspect the roof, you may eventually require a complete new roof installation, which can be expensive and cumbersome.
Build Up Your Yard and Garden with Soil
During heavy periods of rain, your yard has the tendency to flood. If you build up low areas of the yard with compacted soil, you could potentially prevent flooded basements or unsightly pools of water around your yard. This is also the perfect time to add fresh soil and fertilizer to your flowerbeds or gardens.
For more help getting your home ready to sell in spring 2017, call (201) 444-0690 and speak with the experts at Tarvin Realtors.