Spring is an excellent time to deep clean your home, both inside and out. It’s also a great time to take care of any necessary repairs, as well as perform routine maintenance tasks and update any parts of your home that need attention. By staying on top of these tasks, you can help ensure that your home remains comfortable and inviting all year round.
In this blog post, we’ll discuss some of the most important spring home maintenance tasks that you should be sure to tackle. Whether you’re a homeowner or a renter, these tips and tricks can help make your home feel fresh and clean in no time! Let’s get started.
Spring has been known as the season of new life and beginnings. It’s no wonder springtime is also connected with cleaning and sprucing up your home’s interior with references to “spring cleaning” made often. As the rainy winter season in Olympia and Tacoma begin to clear, giving your home a deep clean is a wonderful way to make your home feels brand new.
This means cleaning all the nooks and crannies that you may have neglected during the winter months. Cleaning works best when you start from the top down so dusting high surfaces like ceiling fans and blinds before working your way to baseboards and floors are ideal. Move room to room and be sure to clean your appliances thoroughly to give your home a completely fresh feeling.
Ensuring that you regularly change your home’s filters is one of the most important steps in maintaining a healthy indoor environment. For homeowners, this means changing the air filters in your HVAC system as well as any air purifiers in all rooms, and water filtration systems in your refrigerator.
Dishwashers and over-the-range microwaves should be checked for food or grease buildup so they continue to work properly. Vacuum and dryer filters should be cleaned to keep your appliances working in tip-top shape. If you have a pool, hot tub, or sauna, keep these luxury items working for years to come by replacing the necessary filters.
Not only does changing these filters improve your appliance’s function in your home, but it also helps remove dust, pollen, and other allergens from the air and surfaces, not to mention removing the potential risk of a fire hazard. It’s a good idea to check these filters monthly and to change them every three months, or as needed.
Spring is also a great time to take a look at your gutters and downspouts to ensure that they’re in good shape and ready to handle any rain we experience. Look for any sagging, pulling away from the house, or water damage on your roof where the gutters are attached.
Gutters are an essential tool to keep water moving away from your home’s structure and having well-maintained gutters is a preventative measure in keeping your home protected from mold, mildew, and wood rot. If you notice any issues with your gutters, be sure to call a professional right away in order to prevent damage to your home.
In addition to checking for damage on your roof, be sure to also inspect both the exterior and interior of your doors and windows to make sure they’re in good condition. Look for any signs of damage, such as cracks or rust. If you find any damage, either call a professional to repair the areas or take care of the maintenance yourself. Either way, making sure no water enters your home unwelcomed is a smart step to preventing problems down the road.
Winter weather can take a toll on your home, so it’s important to inspect it for any damage that may have occurred over the cold and wet months. Look for cracks in your foundation, missing shingles on your roof, or signs of wear and tear on your exterior surfaces.
Making these repairs to your home’s exterior now means peace of mind in the seasons to come. This is especially true if your home is in need of a fresh coat of paint. Generally, your home’s exterior should be repainted every 5 – 10 years or so to ensure proper protection, depending on the type of building material used on the outside of your home.
Cracking, peeling. discolored, or streaky paint may be an indicator that it is time to schedule a painting update. If you notice any damage, be sure to call a professional right away to have it repaired. Doing so can help ensure that your home stays protected all year long.
With these tips, you can help ensure that your home is clean and well-maintained all year round. If you have further questions about spring maintenance on your home, or if you need assistance with repairs, maintenance, or painting be sure to contact a professional at Flying Colors Painting today. We offer many services to help your home look its best.