Whether it comes in like a lamb or a lion, March ushers in a time of rebirth and renewal. A time to break free from a long winter’s nap and look toward to the warmer, sun-filled days ahead. March is also the perfect time to make sure that your home is just as ready as you are to bid winter farewell.
Start the season off on the right foot by tackling these top home maintenance “must dos” now.
Inspect Your Home’s Exterior – Season after season, your home’s exterior takes a beating from the elements. Make sure it’s in tip top shape by taking a walk around and noting any peeling paint, cracked siding, wood rot, and foundation cracks. And if you do spot any problems, no matter how small, take care of them now before they turn into costly repairs.
Check Gutters and Downspouts – Make sure your gutters are free of leaves and debris so that rain water is able to flow away from your home. And check that your downspouts are secure and point at least three feet away from your foundation.
Prep Your Lawn and Garden- Remove branches and left over leaves from your lawn and check for dead patches. Trim dead branches from shrubs and trees and remove any dead vegetation from your garden. Get your garden bed ready for early plantings.
Clean Your Patio Furniture – Make sure your patio furniture is ready for another season of fun in the sun. Clean vinyl cushions with a mild detergent and warm water and remove any flaking paint or rust from metal furniture before repainting for a fresh, new look.
Deep Clean – From carpets and area rugs, to windows and drapes, March is the perfect time to give your home a much needed deep clean. Whether you do it yourself or hire a cleaning service, make sure you tackle those often ignored areas like baseboards, ceiling fans, and light fixtures.
Allergy-Proof – If you or a family member suffers from springtime allergies, minimize the amount of allergens that enter your home. Here’s how. Lay a door mat down at each entryway and ask guests to take off their shoes upon entering your home. Hang lightweight curtains that can be machine washed to remove allergens and dust. And don’t forget to replace your HVAC filter every two months or as needed.
Of course, there’s more to keeping your heating and cooling systems in tip top shape than faithfully cleaning or replacing the filter. For a higher level of protection and peace of mind, you should have preventative maintenance performed by a qualified professional each year, once each for both systems. If it’s been a year or more since service was last performed, we invite you to contact Service Pros today. Your one source for all your home plumbing, heating, and air conditioning needs.