With winter having taken its toll, now is the time to begin thinking ahead to spring-related home maintenance projects, especially if you are planning to sell your home. So, here’s a list of projects to consider for planning in the coming weeks.
Even if you haven’t detected any leaks inside or see any outside damage, consider hiring a professional roofer to inspect your roof and eliminate potential problems if any are found.
Houses occasionally need careful cleaning to eliminate excess buildup of dirt, grime and mold that can accumulate on the exterior walls. Also, if outdoor furniture if left uncovered, it may also benefit from cleaning-up as well.
When the temperatures begin to rise, that may signal the time to begin focusing on lawn and landscape maintenance. Trees can be especially vulnerable to windy spring storms. So in if you have a lot of trees on your property, be sure to have a tree service professional check the trees for needed trimming before spring storms that can lead to serious tree damage or damage to your home from branches that come loose.
Unless you’ve got built-in heaters to risk keeping your pool open in the winter and love to watch your heating dollars literally float into the air, pools will “close” before cold weather arrives. Spring is the time to have your pool checked, conditioned and re-opened in anticipation of your future pool use in warm weather. Homes with pools clearly show better when the pool looks an inviting blue color than like the murky pond it can become during the off season. So pool owners should think ahead if they plan to sell their home this pool season.
Spring is also a time when many people begin thinking of finding a new home for their family. If you’re one of those people, please don’t hesitate to contact me. I’ve had decades of experience helping home buyers find their dream homes. Maybe you can be next!
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