Home Maintenance for Spring

Home Maintenance for SpringAs spring is just around the corner, chances are you need to revamp your home from the harsh effects of winter weather. Leaves that are piled up in the gutter, overgrown foliage, and dead flowers might be the focal point of your home rather than its picturesque beauty. In order to spruce your curb appeal and get your home back to its former glory, try these maintenance tips to prepare your home for spring. Even more important, ensure your home is protected year-round with a comprehensive Dayville Homeowners Insurance  program.

Dwight Barnett of the American Society of Home Inspectors recommends that homeowners run through this checklist to get the chores done quickly and have plenty of time leftover.

  • Loose or leaking gutters should be replaced immediately as improper drainage can lead to water seepage into the basement. Ensure the drains flow away from the home’s foundation and are free of debris.
  • As spring typically brings plenty of rain, be sure to protect the foundation with compacted soil to prevent flooding.
  • Any rotting wood around windows and doors should be replaced prior to the spring rains.
  • Have a certified inspector evaluate and clean out the chimney flue.
  • If you have any cracks in the concrete steps or walkways of your home, fill them with silicone caulk or concrete crack filler. Simply power wash the finished product and seal it afterwards for long-term protection.
  • HGTV also reminds you to have a qualified heating and cooling contractor clean and service the outside unit of the air conditioning system, clean coils so they operate more efficiently, and schedule an annual service call to keep the system working at peak performance levels. Further, change interior filters on a regular basis.

At Byrnes Agency, we want to ensure your home is ready to brave the elements of spring. Our comprehensive homeowners insurance program is written specifically with you in mind and can be tailored to match a variety of needs. For more information, contact us today at one of our three locations.

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