After long, chilling winters, here comes the brightest season of the year, the spring. Spring is the season of bright sun and warm winds. It’s that time of the year to plan for some home improvement and start some of the large indoor and outdoor house projects. With the passing winter damage, you can find many areas in your house where you need repair work instantly to prepare it for the coming summer. Here are some of the spring home maintenance checklists your house will need this spring season so that you can get your chores done quickly and effectively.
1. Inspection of Roof and chimney
This is the most important pointers to keep in mind when the spring arrives. First of all, examine the roof of your house and check if there is any leakage or broken place. Check for any cracks or any type of damage which can allow the moisture to enter inside and ruin the house. It can cost you tons in the future. If you are having an old roof, it’s high time to change the roof and replace it. Roof singles can also be examined if it is damaged in winters.
Older roof covering need to repair or it can be replaced to maintain the proper shield from spring warm air. The chimney is very important factor that need to be repaired and checked by the qualified roofer. Leaves and roof valleys should be cleaned properly. If you have a low and flat roof, you can do the repairs yourself only if you are confident enough. It can save a lot of money.
2. Check screen doors and windows
Now comes the house cleaning and in it, the most important factors are to keep your interiors clean and moist and bugs free. In most of the houses, the windows and screens are designed to let the breeze come and make the place dry and free from bacteria and moisture. You have to first check the corners to find out if there are holes and tears in it. Sometimes it is not visible but as you check it properly, you can find small tiny holes and cracks. Now if you notice some holes now, you can easily repair it by yourself. At many hardware stores, you will find repair kits and home improvement guides to repair the place by yourself. So get your repair kit and do the small work of your house by yourself.
3. Make good Drainage system
Drainage is another important factor if you are planning a spring home maintenance checklist. It is the core of the happy house. A good drainage system prevents your house from mold, mildew, termites, and leaks in the basement which can lead to a bigger problem in the future. Clogged gutters and downspouts cause the woods remaining, trims and the leaves to rot and it can attract different kinds of germs and insects in the loft. Also, try to give it a clean before the spring arrives so that it can save and prevent the damage with the arrival of the spring’s rain also. For this, the most important things are the proper installation of the downspouts; it can switch the water away making sure that the foundation remains dry and safe.
4. Clean your fireplace
This is for the people who have a fireplace at their house. If your house has one and you still using it, it is the perfect time to give it a clean, repair and start fresh. First of all, cover the fireplace area with the sheet and starts cleaning it. Use gloves to protect your hands. After carefully remove the charred logs making sure it is completely cool. After that clear the ash in the place and clean the fireplace. For the chimney, you will need the help of the professionals as not anyone can do it. After all, the cleaning work is done; you can use the chimney all over again.
5. Getting rid of Mold and Mildew
Make sure to get rid of the mold and mildew which is the most important things to keep the house fresh and hygienic. These make the place moist and release an unwanted smell in the house. For this, you can use some DIY solution to them away from your house. For this, you will need 1 Gallon of water and 1 cup bleach, mix it properly. Use it with the help of the sponge or the scrubber. Also, be sure to use Gloves to protect your hand as the bleach can harm your skin and especially who has sensitive skin. You can also use this solution in the spray bottles to spray it over the affected areas. Keep this solution away from dripping especially in the plants and shrubs as it can harm and destroy it. Also if you want to paint it, use mildew resistant paint to paint it so that it can prevent the furniture in the future.
6. Paint the exterior
Now it’s time to paint your exterior to give your house a protective shield. After all, spring is a good time to apply paint to your house. Get the color according to your preference and choice. Just make sure to use the paint which doesn’t wash away with the spring rain and remain intact with time.