By Roelf Nel

Spring Maintenance Tips

Our focus is on creating amazing homes and inspiring you to design your dream living space. It’s not very inspiring to clean out the gutters, but what if your maintenance routine is also discovering spaces ready for a summer make-over?  With the arrival of spring, it is a great time to go through your home, not only to check on maintenance areas but also consider the spaces that could do with a summer make-over.

Here are some guidelines on preparing your house for spring and summer

  • Check for any damage to your roof.
  • Clean out any debris from your gutters, and check for leaky gutters.
  • Repair any cracked and peeling paint. A fresh coat of paint not only makes your home look fresher, but it also adds a barrier of protection to your walls.
  • Fill up low areas in the yard with compacted soil. When the heavy rains come, pools of water become a breeding ground for insects.
  • Check on wood trimmings around windows, doors, railings, and decks. Repair any damage before the rainy season does more damaged to the exposed wood.
  • Inspect concrete slabs for signs of cracks or movement. All exterior slabs should drain away from the home’s foundation.
  • Check your electrical outlets for potential fire hazards, like frayed wires or loose-fitting plugs. Check that outlets are not overloaded.
  • Replace all high-intensity bulbs with fluorescent bulbs. Fluorescent bulbs give off less heat than regular incandescent bulbs.
  • Change your ceilings fan’s direction. In summer, you want your ceiling fans to blow air down, giving the room a breeze, and make it feel cooler.
  • Check the insulation around windows and doors, proper insulation will keep the warm summer air out.
  • Let the sunlight into your home by washing away the winter dust from your windows.

Get your home ready for summer, planning your redesigns or maybe creating an outdoor entertainment area to enjoy the wonderful warm evenings. Visit our Pinterest Board for more maintenance tips.

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