Prepping Your Home for the Spring Weather
The spring season officially begins with the vernal equinox, which is on March 20th. It may be hard to think about the next season when Louisville is constantly facing snow days and cold weather lately but it’s important to stay ahead of the game. Whether you are prepping your house to be put on the market or you are simply adjusting to the spring season and warmer weather there are several things to keep in mind. Let’s start with the exterior of your home…
When you live in an area that experiences a good amount of snow during the winter (such as Louisville and the river valley region) you want to get your roof looked at by a contractor at least once every two years. If you haven’t gotten it looked at in a while a quick Google search for ‘roofing contractors in Louisville’ will return several professionals in the area that would love to have your business. On the other hand if you have had your roof looked at in the past year you can still do a quick check yourself. Take a walk around the perimeter of your home and check to see if you can see any loose shingles or cracks. It’s ideal to be able to actually get on top of your roof but make sure someone else is around for safety reasons.
Another aspect to keep in mind for the change in seasons is the rainfall that Louisville experiences in April and May. You will want to have your gutters looked at to ensure they are not clogged with leaves or debris so that rain water can flow smoothly. It’s also worth your time to check all of your windows to ensure water will not drip inside your home during the April showers, which includes thoroughly cleaning them.
If you are planning on starting a garden this spring it will be crucial for you to check and clean the area of your garden. This includes raking away tree limbs or debris, checking for any potential pipe leaks near your garden and inspecting your garden hose to ensure readiness come gardening time. We are slowly but surely approaching the final snow falls of the winter season here in Louisville and it may not be a bad idea to start planning your gardening regimen and what you plan to plant. Now let’s move to the inside of your house…
Inside your home you will definitely want to have your home’s HVAC system (heating, ventilation and air conditioning) looked at. Just as you should during fall time you will want to change your air filters and test your air conditioning in preparation for warmer weather in the spring and summer. You will also want to dust off any fans (ceiling or portable) as they have most likely not been used in quite some time.
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