Spring has finally sprung and it’s time to start spring cleaning! During spring cleaning inside your home, there’s important home maintenance to attend to throughout your house. Some of the maintenance can be done by a homeowner, but some of it does require a professional to come in to inspect and tune up certain systems.
What kinds of spring indoor maintenance does your home need? Let’s find out.
Once temperatures increase, you can open the windows and start spring cleaning! As homeowners move from room to room cleaning, and organizing there are a few tasks that are more maintenance than just cleaning and organizing.
As you move through your home, cleaning windows and the windows in your doors, take a few minutes to inspect the screens. Look for damage, as well as small holes. If the screens can be repaired, great. But, you may need to replace some of them in order to keep all those insects that benefit nature OUTDOORS, but become pests once entering your home!
If you have a basement, or a crawl space, check for moisture. Moisture can lead to mold growth if the source isn’t found. Basements and crawl spaces are notorious for leaks, which get bigger in the winter and are more noticeable in the spring.
As you clean the vents of your heating and cooling systems, unscrew and pop the vents off to check for dust, debris, and mold. If you find anything, make an appointment with a professional to come in and do further inspection and cleaning.
As you clean and organize kitchens and bathrooms, take a closer look at your under sink pipes. You’ll want to look for any drips, as those drips might be coming from tiny cracks. Before the crack grows, and becomes a full-blown leak, you’ll want to have a professional come in and take a look at your plumbing.
Certain household systems require professional maintenance. When spring hits, call a professional for:
Your Central Air Conditioning requires regular maintenance. If you want your AC to last for many years, you’ll want to have a professional do yearly inspections before you turn it on for the season. It may still cool your home, but it’s important to make sure it is working efficiently and effectively, so your home energy costs don’t skyrocket.
Whether you smell a musty odor, or see what you think is mold, spring is a great time to have a free mold inspection just to make sure the winter months didn’t cause a few mold issues in your home.
During your own inspections of your basement, crawl space, and under sinks, if you find moisture or leaks, it’s time to bring in the professionals to check out all your plumbing. It’s better to find plumbing problems early to avoid expensive repairs.
Maintaining a home can often seem like a huge undertaking, along with an expensive one. However, if you’re vigilant about the problems occurring in your house, you can stay ahead of the budget-killing damage that could happen. Stay on top of your home by bringing in professionals to check all of your home’s systems, as well as a mold inspection each spring. It’ll save you from so many headaches, we promise!