10 MAINTENANCE TIPS FOR YOUR HOME THIS SPRING SEASON

By Kemar Trepair on February 16, 2021

home repair

Spring is finally here and we can say bye to the winter’s frost bites and rediscover the glorious outdoors. Embracing the new season is going to be a blast, but here are some tips to help you avoid those big repair bills. 
 
Clean or replace your HVAC filter. 

We can not say this enough. Your HVAC filters need to be cleaned or repaired or replaced for every season. This will ensure that your system does not overwork. Once your systems run throughout the seasons without being cleaned, they have to push harder to give you the same result as a clean system would. They tend to cost a heavy sum of money and shorten your system's life span. 

Inspect your roof


From shingles, tin, or concrete tile, the roof is the first line of defense you have against weather elements and debris from above. It is futile for you to check and repair what needs to be situated. We would advise you to hire a professional for this check, someone who knows what to look for and where to check. If you do not know where to source this tradesman you can Bridggez.com, we are glad to help you find the right roofing specialist.  It is also good for you to make checks as soon as possible as once delayed you could save your home from water damage and expensive repair. 

Check your dryer vents


Though you may equip your dryer with a lint trap, it may not catch all the lint. Some will often make their way to your dryer vent, which will now cause the problem, where repair is then needed. Clean vents mean less money spent, and less time for your dryer to run. Not only cleaning your dryer vent saves you money but it will also protect you from a home fire. 

Clear the gutters


Gutters are meant to lead water away from your roof and home, this helps to protect both of them from water damage. 

Check the machine filling hose.


In doing this you are now checking for cracks or tears that left unattended will become leaks. These sneaky leaks can become great issues and damage in a short period of time. 

Fix cracks in the walls, driveways, etc.

Good black don't crack. Unfortunately, this only goes for skin tones allegedly. Cracks in the surfaces you use daily, whether walking or driving needs to be patched. You will most likely also need a professional for this, No fair, just click here and list your job. 

Repair your paint job.


Repairing crack or peeling paint jobs will give your home a warm and cozy feeling while making your neighbors jealous. All fun and jokes aside, a simple touch-up can become a second layer of protection for your home against water.
 
Lawnmowers


You need to prepare your lawn mowers for the summer, your grass will not cut itself now, does it? It will grow and grow until you have yourself a wall of glass separating you from the rest of the world. Now we do not want that, that is unless when we cut through it there is a sleeping princess waiting, wink wink…

Drain your water heater


Sediment can build up inside of your water heater tank. Nasty but it happens. You can do this yourself by using the spigot near the bottom of your heater to get all the water out. This will assist your heater in living a healthier life. 

Check the sealer around your windows and doors. 


The seal you placed around the windows and doors to protect from debris and water coming inside. With the winter weather just leaving it could have caused major cracks. It is best to inspect these and repair them as soon as possible. This will help you in reducing your air condition bill and prevent water damage as well.