Is Your Home Ready For Spring? Here Are 10 Tips To Get Your Home Ready For Warmer Weather

Is Your Home Ready For Spring? Here Are 10 Tips To Get Your Home Ready For Warmer Weather

1) Clean Out Gutters

There’s no better time than Spring to clean out your gutters. Grab your work gloves, hop on up a ladder, and get those gutters clean. If that doesn’t sound like your kind of thing, you can always hire a professional.

2) Replace Old Filters

Filters are never the first thought on anyone’s mind but they do still need to be replaced. Generally, you should replace them twice a year or more, depending on the type of filters you use. Check and replace the refrigerator water filter, range hood filter, and charcoal filter on the bottom of the microwave.

3)Clean Out the Dryer Vent

One of the unseen dangers in a home is a clogged dryer vent. It seems innocuous but it can quickly cause a fire if you’re not careful. The process to clean it is simple, luckily.  Also, check the flapper at the roof vent, if accessible. Sometimes lint build-up can cause partial blockages.

4)Get Your Garden Prepared

A great part of the seasons changing is that you can get out and garden again. Get your garden prepared for flowers, produce, or other plants by buying all the supplies you need and making sure your soil is ready for planting.

5) Check the Smoke Alarms

Smoke alarms can only help protect you and your family if they are in full working order. To get ready for Spring, check the batteries in all of the smoke alarms and CO detectors in your home. It won’t take you very long but you’ll be glad you did if a worst-case scenario ever happens. 

6) Wash Off Outdoor Furniture

Spring brings warmer weather and that means more time spent outdoors. To have a comfortable, clean place to relax outside, bring out your outdoor furniture and give it a quick wash so you’re ready to go for those warm summer days.

7) Trim Broken Tree Limbs

Icy winter storms and heavy snow can leave your yard full of broken branches and twigs. That doesn’t mean you’re off the hook when it comes to pruning. Bad snaps can do serious damage, so find the breaks on your trees, then find your clippers, or hire a tree company to address the offending breaks.

8) Trim Shrubs

Taking a pair of clippers to your shrubs after winter is a must—even if they came out on the other side of blizzards and harsh winds looking healthier than ever.

9) Schedule Air-Conditioning Service 

Make sure your HVAC unit is working before the warm weather arrives. Schedule service, if needed, and don’t forget to regularly change filters.

10) Check Doors and Window Screens

Avoid having insects enter your home by examining and repairing any holes or tears in your screens. Repair kits can be found at most hardware or home improvement stores.