Spruce up your home for spring

| by Joe Holliday
Spruce up your home for spring

It’s Just around the Corner

It might be hard to imagine after such a harsh winter, but spring is right around the corner. While the warm weather can’t come soon enough, homeowners need to ensure their homes are ready for the next season—and everything it brings. Below are a few tips to help you (and your home) welcome spring.

Gutter Inspection and Cleaning

Check for loose or leaky gutters. Improper drainage can cause water damage in the basement and crawl space. While you're up there, be sure to clean your gutters as well. Clogged gutters can also lead to water damage around the home.

Air Conditioning and Water Heater Maintenance

Have a qualified heating and cooling contractor tune up and clean your air conditioning system to ensure you won’t be in hot water when it comes time to cool off your home.

Annual maintenance of your water heater will keep it working at its peak performance. If your standard tank-style water heater is getting up there in age, now is the ideal time to start talking with an expert about replacement options. By getting ahead, you ensure every morning starts with a warm, luxurious shower.

Prevent Flooding 

If low areas of the yard are present, help reduce flooding by filling these areas with compacted soil. Spring rains are notorious for causing flooding and low areas near a home’s foundation can lead to foundation flooding and/or damage. Also removing potential flooding areas can help rid your backyard of pesky insects that tend to breed in pools of standing water.

Check Gas- and Battery-Powered Lawn Equipment

Confirm all lawn equipment and power tools are in good working order prior to using them for the first time. If they aren’t, this gives you time to have the equipment serviced. Also, make sure blades are sharp for those fun outdoor gardening and landscape projects.

Now that you’ve spruced up your home for spring, it’s time to relax! Kick back and count down the days to warmer weather and sunshine.


Topics: Heating & Cooling, Landscaping, Maintenance & Repair, Plumbing & Fixtures, Water Heaters

Companies: Rinnai


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