Spring Home Maintenance Tips




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It’s hard to start home improvement projects. They can be time-consuming, complicated, and, worst of all, expensive. Luckily, you don’t need to be an expert to take care of your home - you just need to know what to look for. These home maintenance tips are quick and easy, and can help keep your home in good shape.  
 
Check Roof: If you have shingles, you’ll want to make sure that none are missing or broken. If you’re healthy enough, you can go on the roof yourself, or you can stay on the ground and use a pair of binoculars. You can also go into your attic and check for any water stains, as this can show an area in need of repair. 
 
Clean Gutters: It’s not the most glamorous job, but it’s simple and goes a long way to protecting your home . First, grab some gloves and remove any junk that could be clogging your gutters. Next, grab a hose to flush out any remaining debris. While you’re up there, make sure that the gutters aren’t loose or disconnected. Water should drain away from your home - if it pools up near the foundation, it could end up in your basement. 
 
Clear Vents: Vacuum any dust and dirt to ensure good airflow, which will keep your home heated and cooled efficiently. It’s also important to check and repair any tears in the vent screens, as they can allow rodents into your home. 
 
Service Heater/AC: It’s much cheaper to get your heating unit serviced and repaired in spring than to wait until winter. If you have an air conditioner, you can replace the filter and check that it’s running properly before calling a professional. 
 
If you have to make any major repairs, the good news is that demand for all of these services is much lower in spring than it would be in summer, so it won’t cost as much.  



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