Review the three areas that need maintenance in spring.
Spring is a critical time to maintain your home. When the winter frost finally melts, you can take your time to conserve energy, avoid problems, and extend the life of some of the most valuable components and systems in your home.
At the start of the season, test your cooling system to make sure it’s working perfectly – even if it’s still a little cold.
Any good guide to maintaining your home recommends regularly checking the air conditioning hose connection for leaks. If you find water droplets or puddles, you should seek out a professional HVAC technician.
In general, you should always call an experienced HVAC technician for annual equipment maintenance. Regular maintenance can extend the life of the system and prevent malfunctions.
Roof and Gutter
Cleaning the drain is an important part of the maintenance during spring. Blockages from accumulated sediment, leaves, branches and other debris can prevent drainage. This can cause your gutter to overflow in heavy rain, which can damage your roof and cause leaks.
Carefully inspect the roof when cleaning the drains and look out for any signs of leaks, missing shingles, or other damage signs.
If your fireplace is working properly, check, clean, and maintain the chimney during spring maintenance. Every time a fireplace is used in winter, a residue known as creosote, which is highly flammable, builds up.
Exterior Walls and Windows
The best time to repeat external sealing on windows and weather protection on doors is during the spring maintenance phase
As the snow melts and the dead leaves biodegrade, dust, mold, and other stains can build up outside the house. Take some time to vigorously rinse off the sediment to prevent permanent staining and corrosion.