It's Time To Spring Into Action

Dated: April 13 2021

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Springtime Cleaning

Your home is an investment — and protecting that investment is probably one of your top priorities. Proper maintenance is critical to maintaining your home’s value. If you’re planning to sell soon, it’s even more important. 

As the season changes to spring and you start to spruce up and refresh your space, be sure to make time for maintenance as well as spring cleaning. 

Keeping up with essential tasks will help ensure your home stays hazard-free, retains its value, and maybe even delivers a profit in the future.

Here are the top spring maintenance tasks to add to your to-do list today.

Structure and Foundation

  • Check the foundation and exterior walls for cracks.
  • Clean gutters and downspouts and repair any leaks or holes.
  • Inspect the roof, looking for loose or missing shingles, damage to any pipes, or unusual wear and tear.
  • Check for gaps around doors and windows and reseal them.

Systems and Appliances

  • Test smoke alarms and carbon monoxide detectors.
  • Schedule an HVAC tune-up to ensure your system is ready when it’s needed.
  • Clean the refrigerator coils to lengthen your fridge’s life span.
  • Flush the water heater to remove all the sediment that has built up over the last year.
  • Replace air filters.
  • Clean your dryer vent duct to prevent fires and to keep the dryer working more efficiently.

Outside Details

  • Check for termites to stop a damaging infestation as soon as possible.
  • Clean the siding, check for damage to exterior woodwork, and repair and reseal these areas as needed.
  • Check the sprinkler system to make sure all the heads are facing the right direction and do a test run before setting up your watering schedule.
  • Clean up the landscaping by trimming, mowing, and clearing debris. You may also think about planting some seasonal flowers. 

Are you thinking of selling your house and buying a new one soon? Get in touch today.

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Susan Pfeiffer

I moved from Carlsbad, California to Prescott, Arizona in 2016. I'm an avid hiker, motorcyclist, aviator, animal lover, and outdoor enthusiast, and have found there is no better place than Prescott. ....

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