Are you ready to revamp and spruce up your home this spring? If so, learn about the top spring home maintenance mistakes to avoid in this post by Archer Cleaning & Restoration Services in Polk County.

Spring is here! So, it's time to tackle some much-needed home maintenance tasks. Of course, home maintenance is critical all year round, but it becomes even more crucial during the spring season. And rightly so, as it's the best time to address any issues that may have arisen during winter. That said, most homeowners are ready to clean and de-winterize their properties. Despite this, some make a few mistakes when preparing their homes for spring. Home maintenance oversights can end up costing you more money and time. Most importantly, they could compromise your safety. Thus, this post will go over the most common spring home maintenance mistakes and how to avoid them. So, read on if you want to improve your home maintenance routine and enjoy spring to the fullest!

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The Most Common Spring Home Maintenance Mistakes

Neglecting Gutters and Downspouts

The gutter and downspout system helps to prevent water damage; thus, it's an integral part of your home. As such, it needs regular inspections, especially during the spring. During winter, leaves, twigs, and other debris can accumulate in the gutters. If not cleaned, this leads to blockages that prevent proper water drainage. This can cause severe water damage to your home's foundation, walls, and roof. So, to avoid such issues, thoroughly clean out your gutters and down pouts. Additionally, consider installing gutter guards to prevent blockages in the future.

Failing to Inspect the Roof

Inspecting the roof after winter is crucial to identify any possible damage caused by heavy snow or ice. Despite this, some people postpone their roof maintenance due to a lack of time and money. Yet, doing that is a big mistake since neglecting the roof results in water damage and other major issues. If you want to keep your roof in good shape and avoid costly repairs, it's best to call a professional contractor. If, on the other hand, you'd like to upkeep your roof on your own, be sure to use safety equipment.

Forgetting to Check for Pests

As the weather warms up, pests like ants, termites, and mosquitoes become more active. Without proper measures in place, they can quickly invade your home. Given that risk, apply pest controls inside and outside your property. Here are a few preventive measures you can take:
  • Sealing entry points around windows and doors.
  • Planting pest-repelling plants around the house.
  • Eliminating standing water from the property.
  • Keeping your home free of clutter.

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Ignoring the HVAC System

Neglected HVAC systems can lead to costly energy bills and poor indoor air quality. And what's worse, they can create a breeding ground for mold and bacteria, which can harm your health. Considering that, avoid ignoring your HVAC system's maintenance. Instead, book a professional inspection and cleaning as soon as possible. That way, your home's indoor air quality will be at its best all season.

Neglecting Outdoor Areas

Spring is an excellent time to work on your home's exterior. Not doing so can lead to overgrown grass, weeds, and plants that attract pests and make your yard less inviting. Thus, it is best to trim bushes, trees, and hedges, remove dead or damaged plants, and clean up debris or clutter.

Not Checking for Water Leaks

Spring is an excellent time to check for any water leaks in your home. Look for signs of water damage, such as stains on ceilings or walls, damp areas, or musty odors. Address any leaks or water damage as soon as possible to prevent further damage and mold growth.

Ignoring Smoke and Carbon Monoxide Detectors

Smoke and carbon monoxide detectors are essential safety devices for your home. As such, you should be checking them regularly. Replace the batteries and test the detectors to ensure they are working correctly. This simple task can save lives and prevent property damage in the event of a fire or carbon monoxide leak.

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