Winters seem to drag on forever in Toronto, but Spring is quickly approaching! This means warmer weather, shining sun, and saying goodbye to all the ice and snow. Before you start getting too excited, there are a few things you should do to get your home ready for the springtime.
Set Up Inspections
Spring is the perfect time to schedule all your inspections for your home. Call in the HVAC company to have them clean and maintain your AC before cranking it on. They can also clean out your heater! It’s also a good idea to have any outside equipment such as hoses, gutters, and barbeques checked since they probably haven’t been used for a whole season. Getting your inspections done at the start of Spring means you can use them until it gets cold again without worry.
It’s not uncommon for cracks to appear as things begin to warm up again. The cold can damage foundation, sidewalks, and driveways so Spring is the perfect time to patch these up. Untreated cracks can cause serious damage, allowing water to get in or causing severe structural damage. You can fix these yourself or call in a profession if they’re bad.
Deep Clean Inside and Out
Spring means spring cleaning. While you probably have your inside spring cleaning routine down, don’t forget the outside! Rent or borrow a power washer to clean the pavement and the exterior. Clean out any dead plants and replace them with fresh ones. Don’t forget to clean and repair the gutters and roof as well!
Clean, Caulk & Repair Windows
Did you notice a draft during the winter? There may be a problem with your windows. Go through your house and repair and re-caulk your windows and even doorways. Once they’re all repaired, it’s time to clean them. Clean windows will let in all the beautiful warm, Spring sunlight.
Once you’ve done the basic repairs and cleaning, it’s time to freshen up your home! Plant fresh flowers. Repaint any chipped or faded paint. Maybe tackle a project like a new mailbox or a new door color. Even a simple refresh will rejuvenate your home and make you excited for Spring.
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