It’s been a cold Spring thus far. If you’re like most, you haven’t fully completed Spring cleaning and maintenance on your home yet (or maybe you haven’t started at all). Although you may not enjoy Spring cleaning, it is an important responsibility of home ownership that will help you improve the value of your home and reduce potential issues. Here are a few MA Spring home maintenance tips to consider.
Identify Home Repairs
The winter can damage your home or prevent you from easily performing certain repairs. Your Spring home maintenance checklist should include a self-inspection of your property. Walk around the outside of your home and look for any damage to your siding or roof. Roof repairs are important to address promptly to prevent leaks. Check decks for damage or splintered wood that may cause personal injury. On patios, adjust loose stones or uneven stones that may present a tripping hazard.
Clean Up Landscaping
Landscaping can be expensive but not necessarily lead to an equivalent increase in your home’s value. However, it is important to curb appeal. To minimize landscaping costs, stay ahead of the work. This will make it easier and less expensive to maintain moving forward. For example, if you neglect your lawn, it will cost much more to restore it than to simply keep it in good shape to begin with.
Keep Pest Prevention in Mind
Spring is the best time to start your pest prevention initiatives. Spray around the exterior of your home (or hire a company to spray it for you). Close up any holes/gaps in your foundation that may give pests easy access to your home. Lastly, avoid creating environments that attract pests to your home such as leaving wood or other debris up against or near your home or saving piles of newspaper and other potential “nesting” materials.
Importance of MA Spring Home Maintenance
MA Spring home maintenance will help you address important repairs and prevent them from getting worse. The longer you leave problems, the more expense they typically are to fix. Some of the tasks above are simply preventative to begin with. Pest problems can be a headache and potentially expensive. Resolving safety issues helps you avoid lawsuits and insurance claims. Get to these tasks in the Spring so that you can spend your summer enjoying your home rather than repairing it.