After hunkering down all winter, it’s probably time to do a little spring cleaning. Some people focus on decluttering and clearing out old clothes and books. However, there are several home maintenance items you should take care of while spring cleaning to get your house ready for the summer months.
- Cleaning Out Rain Gutters
While it may seem like trees lose all their leaves in the autumn, in fact, they can lose them all winter long. This means that even if you cleared your gutters out in the winter, they could be full again. Take a ladder and climb up to inspect. You can remove the larger clumps of debris with your hands and use a hose to flush the rest down the downspouts. If it is a bigger job than you can handle, hire a handyman to do it for you.
- Service HVAC Unit
When you are ready to make the switch from heat to air conditioning, you should have an HVAC technician inspect your unit and make sure it is working properly. Warmer months are a good time to have furnace cleaning Batavia IL done because you don’t need the furnace to heat your home. Additionally, remember to change out your filters regularly to clear out allergens.
- Check Vents
If your home has been buried in snow all winter, you probably haven’t seen your foundation vents for a while. Take the warm weather as an opportunity to check the vents in your foundation and attic for missing or damaged screens. Also, look for signs of a rodent or insect infestation and call an exterminator if necessary.
Home maintenance is time-consuming but if you take the time to inspect things and do preventative maintenance, you won’t be caught off guard by major repairs and you will keep your house in good condition.