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07/07/2021
As the temperatures rise, you need to prepare your home to withstand the spring and summer months. Learn how to do just that with this post that Walker & Frick Construction Co. in Richmond, VA, has put together for you. 

As spring finally appears to be in full bloom, don't forget to prepare your home for the season. Use these spring maintenance tips to ensure your home is ready for the new season.

Call Walker & Frick Construction Co. at 804 282 1281 if your home requires professional property restoration in Richmond, VA to be good as new once more.

Spring Home Maintenance Checklist

Take a Look at Your Roof

Taking care of your roof is a very important task that shouldn't be taken lightly. After the winter storms are over, grab a ladder and someone to spot you as you perform a roof inspection. Carefully analyze the condition your roof is currently in, paying special attention to areas that look worn or that show signs of damage. If shingles are torn, missing, or loose, now is the perfect time to replace them, especially if you're expecting spring showers. A damaged roof can lead to leaks and other water-related issues inside your home if not taken care of promptly. If your roof is quite old and is looking worn overall, consider investing in a full roof replacement.

Remove Winter Grime

Winter rain, snow, wind, mud, and other elements likely took a toll on your home's appearance. Spring is the perfect time to give your home's exterior some attention and remove any leftover winter grime. Start by power washing your home's siding to remove built-on grime. Once the siding is clean, give it a thorough inspection. Look for signs of damage, chipping paint, or dull areas. Remember that water stains on your siding could be signs of malfunctioning gutters. If this is the case, pull up a ladder and look for the root of the problem. Your windows are probably also looking quite dull after making it through the winter. To make these shine bright, give them a good wash on a cloudy day. If you do this on a sunny day, the hot sun can cause your cleaning solution to dry onto the windows quite quickly. Instead of having clean windows, you can end up with streaky glass.

Power Wash Surfaces

Other areas that can also benefit from being power washed include walkways, the driveway, and your deck. After power-washing your walkways and driveway, spend some time analyzing the condition of these surfaces. Look out for cracks that can get worse over time. These should be filled properly in order to avoid having them expand during future rainstorms. After power washing your deck, inspect this area for damage as well. After fixing any issues, seal the deck to protect it from oncoming weather.

Call Walker & Frick Construction Co. at 804 282 1281 to request a free estimate on professional property restoration in Richmond, VA, to get your home ready for the hotter months.

Brighten up Your Yard

As the sun starts to come out more often this season, take this time to bring your yard back to life. Start by inspecting your lawn for damaged or bald spots. Do your best to bring these spaces back to life with the proper garden tools. Consider fertilizing the entire lawn and reseeding, especially in areas that are looking thin. Trees and shrubs should be kept trim and tidy, especially if they are near your siding or hang over your roof or power lines.

Prepare Your HVAC System

Before the summer heat arrives, take some time to prepare your HVAC system for higher temperatures. Spring is a great time to get your HVAC system inspected and serviced since there is less demand than in the summer. There are things that you can take care of yourself, such as changing the air filter. This simple task can help your system work more efficiently and keep the air in your home cleaner.

Clean Your Dryer

Cleaning your dryer and its many parts may sound like an unimportant task, but it is actually quite necessary. Lint can build up in many areas, not only causing issues for your dryer but also putting your home at risk for a fire. Disconnect your dryer and inspect its many parts before starting to clean. Don't forget to also clean underneath the dryer for the most thorough job.

The hotter months come with challenges. Call Walker & Frick Construction Co. at 804 282 1281 to help your home withstand them with professional property restoration in Richmond, VA.