With the official start of spring a bit over a month away, now is the time to begin reviewing the maintenance needed to get your home prepared for the summer months. Although it can be tempting to put off, this maintenance is a preventative step which can keep it in good working order. These steps can help your home transition between the weather extremes it experiences each year.
To that end, consider performing these five internal home maintenance steps.
- Inspect your home’s foundation from the inside (i.e. basement). If you find cracks, mark or notate them so it is easier to have a professional help you make an assessment of the issue and how to deal with it.
- Examine your attic for water damage and clogged vents.
- Inspect the area around your water heater. While performing other home maintenance, it’s a good opportunity to ensure your water heater isn’t leaking or developing an issue with rust.
- Change your furnace filter. After working hard all winter, your furnace, which will likely be running periodically through spring cold snaps, could use a new filter.
- Note window screens in need of repair. Prior to warm weather and the opening of your home’s windows, determine if you need to patch or replace any of your window screens.
As you complete your annual spring maintenance checks, take the opportunity to evaluate if you home requires any updates or remodeling. As an Ann Arbor remodeling specialist, we can take the sting out of the process and keep your home in top shape.