Get Your Property in Check This Season
Spring has sprung! As the warmer weather is ushered in, it is the perfect time to take stock of your property. Doing so can help you catch potential issues early and avoid the need for any damage restoration services. FloodSERV is sharing our Spring property maintenance checklist to get the season started off right.
The Complete Spring Maintenance Checklist
Periodic checks to your home can help you keep everything in good working order. With so many components of your home though, it can be overwhelming to know where to start. Here’s everything you need in a Spring maintenance checklist:
1. Gutters and Downspouts
Clean and repair gutters and downspouts so that water runs clean and freely away from the foundation of the house. Clogs and downspouts can rot wood trim at the eaves of your roof, creating an inviting environment for creatures, mold, and water damage if not properly mitigated.
Perform a visual inspection of the roof. Identify any missing shingles, damaged or missing pipes, holes, algae, or discoloration. These problems should be reported to a professional roofing company for maintenance and repairs.
3. Exterior Woodwork
The wooden structures of your home can take a real beating from the weather, especially in winter. Make any repairs to deter termites, and if you have time, stain and reseal decks, fences, railings, trellises, and other wood pieces of the property.
4. Screens and Windows
Your window and door screens are only as good as their integrity. Swap out any screens that have rips, tears, or holes, no matter how small. Minor repairs can usually be completed by way of a repair kit found at your local hardware store.
5. Driveways and Walkways
Fluctuations in temperature can take a toll on concrete, asphalt, and other hardscaping around your property. Look for any cracks or blemishes that need repair. It is important to note that asphalt can generally be patched, while concrete requires more extensive care.
6. Irrigation Systems
If you have a sprinkler system, regular checks should be standard to save money, water, and your property. Replace broken heads as needed. Sprinklers should be pointed away from the house and windows to prevent water damage, as well as away from the street, sidewalk, and porches to ensure not a drop is wasted.
7. Air Conditioning
The worst time to find out there is a problem with your AC system is when it goes out on a sweltering day and it is too late. Just because the unit and system is blowing cold air does not mean that it is working at its most efficient state. Change the filter and schedule an inspection before the busy season.
Even the biggest animal lovers should be wary of pests around the home. Check eaves, attics, and other wood items for holes and nests. This is especially important as termites are particularly active come Spring time. Call a professional pest control company for help addressing any critters.
Additionally, you should eliminate any standing water around your home to minimize the presence of disease-carrying mosquitos.
The Best Defense is a Strong Offense
Keeping up with your property before you have an actual issue is the best way to prevent damages and expensive repairs. We hope this checklist helps you identify any problems around your home. And, as always, call FloodSERV for any fire, water, storm, or mold damage.