If you’re looking to get your house ready for spring and summer, you’re in the right place. In this guide, we’ll go over a few spring real estate tips you can use to prepare your home for spring. This handy list will help you shake off those winter cobwebs – and get ready for some fun in the sun!
1. Clean Those Gutters!
You should clean your gutters twice per year, once in the fall and once in the spring. Cleaning your gutters is particularly important in the spring to remove any leaves, twigs, dirt and debris that may have built up over the winter.
Spring is a time of plentiful rain, so if your gutters are dirty, they can clog. Then, they won’t drain properly, and they could even start to sag, or rip away from your roof altogether! So, give them a good thorough cleaning – or hire a professional!
2. Mulch Your Garden and Flower Beds
A nice layer of mulch is the best way to prepare your flower beds and garden for another planting season, and mulch makes your landscaping look beautiful. Grab some high-quality mulch and a wheelbarrow and put down a layer of 1-2 inches wherever your garden could use some TLC!
3. Replace Your Air Filter And Service Your A/C Unit
Given that you probably had your furnace running all winter – and didn’t open the windows – your air filter is likely quite clogged up with dust, pet dander, and more. So, replace it now, and while you’re at it, have an HVAC technician inspect and service your A/C unit to make sure that it’s ready for the summer heat!
4. Wash Your Windows
Time to rid yourself of the gunk buildup on the outside of your windows and let the warm spring sunshine in! Grab a bucket, some rags and Windex, and start cleaning your windows! If you have quite a few second story windows, though, you may want to hire a professional window cleaning service, unless you can climb up onto your roof safely.
5. Clean Your Grill, Patio and Outdoor Furniture
It’s grilling season! Give your grill a thorough scrub-down and make sure it’s still functioning properly. You should also wipe down your outdoor furniture and bring the cushions back outside and clean your patio. Renting a pressure washer is a great way to clean stone patios, but you can also just use some dishwashing liquid and a brush! Focus on the dirtiest areas first, and brush and scrub until your patio looks brand-new again.
6. Have Your Roof and Chimney Inspected
A yearly roof inspection is always a good idea, so hire a professional to look at your roof and look for missing shingles or tiles, and other issues with your roof. Get them to look at your chimney to – a faulty chimney can cause serious leaks.
7. Test Out Your Mower
It’s time to bust out that John Deere! Get your mower out – along with any other landscaping power tools you use – and give them a quick test drive to make sure that everything is in working order.
Get Ready for The Spring and Summer – Follow These Tips!
With just a few simple maintenance tips, you can prepare your home, patio and landscaping for the spring and summer. Follow this guide now and get ready to enjoy the warm weather once again!