Easy tips on how to prepare your home for the season.

Now that spring is here, it’s time for the annual spring clean. While many homeowners focus on the dusting and vacuuming the rooms, the property itself does require some care after the winter months. So that your home is prepared for the months ahead, check out these spring home maintenance tips.

Clear the gutters – Spend some time clearing out the gutters, riding them of debris, leaves, and tree limbs. April showers may still be yet to come, and you don’t want the gutters overflowing, breaking, and flooding your home. While you’re at it, direct the downspouts away from the home’s foundation.

Check the roof – Examine the roof for any missing or cracked shingles, replacing as necessary. Head inside and upstairs to spot any leaks in the roof that could be a potential hazard. To fix any issues, hire a professional.

Examine your HVAC – Your heating system served you well over winter but now it’s time to prepare it for the warmer weather ahead. Inspect your heating and cooling system, and call out a professional to ensure that it is in good condition.

Change filters – Clear out and change the air filters in your ventilation system and clothes dryer so that you are prepared for the season ahead.

Test alarms – Check that your fire, security, and carbon monoxide alarms all have working batteries and are in good condition. Change the batteries if they are running low.

Welcome in spring – Bring some greenery indoors to celebrate the season of spring! Better yet, pick up a bunch of bright flowers to revitalize your home.

Spring clean – Take time to clear your home from unused and unwanted items, dust, vacuum, wash the windows, and clean those hard-to-reach spots that you’ve been avoiding all year.

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