If you thought winter was a pain in the back, then you need to step back and check your house because your home probably got it way worse. That long, dark and stormy winter has no doubt wreaked its fair share of havoc on your home. Now that the sun is bursting through a little more, you can see just how distressed some of it may look. That is why we have pulled together a neat little checklist of things to look out for and things that may need a little maintenance in order to get your home, how do we say, a tad spring ready.
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Home Maintenance Checklist
- Shine A Light On Your Shingles
One of the first things to get a winter whipping are the shingles on your roof, in which a few of them may have been lost or damaged. Of course, you won’t know what needs doing until you have been up there and had a look, in which this checklist by https://www.houselogic.com is the best. Oh, and always make sure you give the shingles around your plumbing vents, skylights and chimney stack the most attention.
- Check that Exposed Wood
All you need is a screwdriver and you have the perfect tool to check just how badly damaged the exposed wood around your windows and doors and decks got. If it is bad, then our advice would be to get it all repaired all replaced before those infamous spring showers come to wreck the day even more.
- From The Foundations Up
One of the more important things to get checked is your foundation. After all, it’s the very thing that your gorgeous home is sitting on, so a crack here needs to be found fast and dealt with properly. It’s that simple. Our advice: get someone with years of experience like https://edensstructural.com in to do this for you. It’s just not one of those maintenance things that is a) worth DIYing or b) worth the risk.
- Down in The Gutter
This is one of the most overlooked parts of home maintenance and yet one of the most important. Why? Because a loose, leaky or blocked gutter can lead to improper drainage and that can lead to some pretty severe water damage. What’s worse, this water damage does what it does in places you’ll rarely check, like crawl spaces and basements. So, sweep the gutters and then make sure any and all downpipes drain well away from your home.
- Don’t Forget The Faucets
Freeze damage is mighty common these days, which is why you want to do a little wander around the outside of your home and check every external faucet. The easiest way to check for damage is to turn the tap on and place your thumb over the opening; if the water sprays everywhere, amazing (sort of!), but if it continues to run when shut off, well, the damage is probably internal. We’re talking a burst pipe somewhere. Oh, and while we’re on the topic of outdoor oasis’, check any hoses that were left out over the winter to see if they have been subjected to dry rot as well.
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