Spring is less than a month away! Pretty soon, birds will be chirping, flowers will be blooming and the sunshine will be shining! Is your home ready for the season change? Take a look at our 5 tips to prepare your home for spring!
1. Fill The Low Spots
Find the low spots in your yard and fill them with compacted soil. Spring rains can cause yard flooding which can lead to foundation damage. Also, when water collects in these low areas, it creates a breeding ground for insects (and no one wants those mosquitos swarming around!)
2. Move Firewood
If you stored firewood near your home during winter, you need to remove it. Firewood should always be stored at least 2 feet away and 18 inches off the ground.
3. Inspect Concrete
Inspect exterior concrete slabs for cracks. All exterior slabs (with the exception of pool decks) should drain away from the home’s foundation. Fill cracks with concrete crack filler or silicone caulk, power wash, and seal.
4. Check Faucets
Check the exterior hose faucets for freeze damage. Turn the faucet on and place your thumb under the spout. If you can stop the flow of water with your thumb, that means that the pipe inside is damaged.
5. Check The Roof
From the ground, examine your roof for missing/damaged shingles. Snow and ice can really do a number to your roof. If you do notice significant damage, you may want to contact your insurance company and consider replacement before the start of spring/summer.
There you have it, 5 easy ways to prepare your home for spring! Happy (almost) spring!