Spring cleaning has likely already become underway in your household. What you may not have given much thought however is spring maintenance for your home. There are several things that folks generally check around their homes before the winter months but there are also a few things you need to check in the early spring months. Below is a spring maintenance check list for your home.
Spring is a great time to check your house for worn paint areas such as your shutters. If you find worn or chipped paint on your house what better time to fix that than in the typically perfect weather of spring.
Be sure to check your crawl space vents for any debris that may have accumulated there over the winter months. Also you want to keep your eye out for any animals such as snakes or rodents that may have made their home in your crawl space over the last few months. Get rid of anything that doesn’t belong and repair anything that may be broken such as the vent covers.
Get your flower beds and any garden areas ready for spring by cleaning out any debris that may have accumulated and trimming back any old growth. It is also a good time to add mulch to your flower beds and fertilizer to your garden.
The above list of spring maintenance ideas is just a start in the right direction. There is certainly much more that you need to do in and around your house before the summer time approaches. Once you get started with these, you will likely find and think of more things that need to be done.
Courtesy of Montgomery AL Real Estate Expert Sandra Nickel.