Did you know? The spring has arrived, at least that’s what calendars say! It may not be the case where you live yet, unless you’ve had been enjoying a warm and sunny weather for the past few weeks already. The weather can be quite temperamental, unfortunately, so that a typical winter in the USA can see snow, rain, wind, and sun all at the same time. As a result, it’s no surprise that your home might be in need of some attention. After all, that’s what the yearly spring cleaning is about. Before you dive into your summer wardrobe to check whether or not you need to buy a new bikini, it’s important to check how your home has sustained the winter weather, and where repairs are needed – if they are. So have a look at the three great lines of home maintenance, which have nothing to do with redecorating and vacuuming.
Start With The Essential Systems
Your home relies on a variety of appliance and facility systems, from your wifi to your sound quality. But the systems you want to check at the end of the winter, while they might sound a little duller, are essential to the structure of your home: Your water and insulation systems. Your electrical system will be regular checking too, but most issues in this area can be visible all year long, while the winter can reveal problems with your water and insulation solutions. If you live in a cold region, you might have noticed that external or exposed water pipes can freeze and cause expensive damages in extreme conditions. If you have been so far relying on a traditional water pipe heat tape to regulate the temperature, you may want to look for a modern approach that combines high-tech products and expertise to give you the best of protection. Similarly, problems with your insulation system can become apparent during the colder months of the year. Often at the end of winter, it can be necessary to check the quality of your insulation and research effective and environmentally-friendly solutions to reduce your energy costs.
Check How The Garden Has Coped With Winter
Not everyone likes to maintain their garden in winter, as the cold weather can make it tricky to perform the simplest tasks. As a result, it is not uncommon to begin the spring cleaning in the garden. Among the most obvious tasks will be cleaning the greenhouse, if you have one, or fixing any damage to the decking area. Additionally, if you haven’t already, now is the time to clean and empty your gutter to avoid any overflow.
Maintain Your External Structure
Your external walls and doors have naturally suffered from the winter months, even if they are designed to protect you. The beginning of spring is the ideal time to give your front door a fresh coat of paint, and check for damages to the external walls. Remember that any fissure to the wall can let rain water in and out your home structure at risk. So, the earlier you check your walls, the safest you will be!