How to Prepare Your Home for the Spring Season

How to Prepare Your Home for the Spring Season

Prepare your home for the spring season with these tips

As the warmer weather looms on the horizon, we still have a bit of cold weather to deal with before we get to enjoy pool parties and barbeques. That being said, it is not too early to begin some home maintenance and preparation to get ready for the forthcoming change in weather.

Eastland Construction understands that proper maintenance allows you to get the most out of your home and stay comfortable all year long. Here are some steps you can take to prepare yourself for the incoming spring season.

Change HVAC Filters

You’ve undoubtedly heard this home maintenance tip countless times in the past, but the fact of the matter is that it is imperative to change your filters throughout the year. Different seasons require different amounts of use out of your HVAC system. The colder months of winter might have caused you to over-work your heating system, wearing down your filters in the process.

Fresh filters will make sure your air conditioning system is ready to perform when called upon, so save yourself some trouble and get this step out of the way early.

Prepare Your Roof

Winter storms can put a roof through the ringer, especially if you experienced multiple heavy snow storms. Ice and snow can put a great deal of stress on a roof, causing cracks and leaks.

Visually inspect your roof to check for damaged or missing shingles.

It is a good idea to get into your attic and check for any leaks there as well. After a particularly harsh winter, it is not uncommon for leaks to form around chimneys, so extra time to inspect that area.

Remember: serious roof repairs are best left to a local roofing professional.

Fireplace Maintenance

If you have a fireplace, odds are you got some use out of it during the cold months of winter. As your coveted fireplace starts to take a back seat to the warmth of the spring season, it is a good idea to have it professionally cleaned and maintained.

You can start the process by removing any ashes left behind and closing your fireplace’s damper. However, the best way to safely and thoroughly clean your chimney is by employing the services of a licensed and experienced chimney sweep. You can find one in your area here.

Prepare Your Garden Tools

If you find yourself with some free time in the middle of changing seasons, you can save yourself a headache by assembling, cleaning, and sharpening any garden tools you plan on using in the future. Organizing your tool shed might not seem imperative, but if you plan on getting out in the yard and earning your green thumb this spring, the task is well worth your time.

Make sure all tools are included in your efforts, such as:

  • Shovels
  • Trowels
  • Pruning shears
  • Lawn mower blades

Get Ready for the Incoming Warmth of Spring with Eastland Construction

As the cold grip of winter loosens and signs of spring arrive, take some time to perform some basic maintenance tasks in preparation.

If you have any questions about basic home maintenance, feel free to contact Eastland Construction today.

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