Spring dreaming, start cleaning! Spring is a popular time of year for people to begin thinking about exterior home and property maintenance. Now is the time to start thinking about and planning your property maintenance regimen for the upcoming spring and summer months.
The outside of your home has taken more wear and tear from the harsh winter than the interior of your home.
- Walk around your home and examine caulking around windows and doors, as well as open windows and doors and look at weather stripping. Replace old or cracking caulk and replace weather stripping.
- Inspect the roof for broken or missing shingles, or tiles, and clean out gutters and downspouts at the same time.
While it may not be time for you to start planting flowers and watering your lawn, it isn’t too early to ensure that you have all the tools and equipment you need in working order.
- Replace cracked or old garden hoses, and rake away leaves, tree limbs and debris from sidewalks, plant beds and surrounding areas.
- Pressure wash concrete and paver areas that have become dirty and power wash vinyl siding, brick walls and vertical surfaces on your home if need be.
If you no longer have snow in your area, now is a good time to start planning out your spring landscaping ideas and lawn care maintenance regimen. It’s never too early to get a headstart on your spring cleaning.