We are in the home stretch of winter! We can feel spring in our bones; the air is getting warmer, the sun is setting later, and you are just eager to begin that spring cleaning! Whether spring cleaning means switching out the clothes in your closet or landscaping your garden to grow green grass, you want to ensure that both yourself and your house are in tip-top shape (and you're going to feel so much better about it, too). With that being said, we want to help you make sure your house looks like new when the seasons change. Here are three ways to prepare your property for springtime.
Replace the batteries in your house
When you think of spring, you mostly focus on how you can clean up and tidy things that you left alone during the winter (and we don't blame you, winter is more for snuggling up inside instead of going out and trying to do some housework). However, while you're prepping the house, you can't forget to replace the batteries of certain things in your home.
For example, it's important to change the batteries in your home detectors, such as smoke alarms, CO2, etc. These devices should have their batteries replaced once a year, and what better timing than when you already have the mindset to spring clean the house?
Clear the AC unit area
We guess that you most likely did not use the air conditioner during the winter. If you have an AC unit, you probably took it out before the cold really started. Well, it is now time to re-install the unit before the heat hits. But although it seems like a simple re-installation, many people neglect to clean out the area around the AC unit outside. This means leaves, weeds, dirt, and other debris that most likely built up over the winter season (and it is a long season, so a lot can build up). Cleaning up this area is important because you want to make sure your AC unit will run properly so you minimize any problems during the warm months. Trust us, you don't want to experience a broken AC unit in the middle of a heat wave!
An extra tip: While you're at it, you may also want to switch out the filters for any cooling and heating systems, dryers, range hoods, and refrigerators, which should be changed in about 3-6 months.
Inspect the outside of your house
Winter can bring some nasty weather. Windstorms, blizzards, and heavy rain are all things that can appear during the cold weather season, which can easily bring damage to the outside of your home. Checking the roof for any damage such as missing shingles and peeking into your attic for any water damage are good ways to detect any potential problems. You can also take a lap around the house to spot any cracks in your foundation, siding, and/or window seals. If there is any sort of damage, you will want to get them fixed before springtime, because you could also be getting many seasonal storms and cause even more damage.
If you need help checking these areas, you can get professional services to help you out.
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