Home Maintenance Tasks to Complete During Spring

Get Your Home Ready for Spring

Break out of the winter rut and update your home for sunnier days.

Now that it’s April, it’s time to say goodbye to winter and hello to spring. Even though spring equinox has come and gone, many homeowners have yet to get their home ready for the warmer days ahead. Finally, it’s time to open the curtains, let in the sun, and blow away the winter cobwebs.

Welcome the warmer weather with a couple (or all) of these spring home maintenance tips!

Head up to the roof: The roof is your home’s first line of defense. It saw you through the winter, now it’s time to prep it for the spring and summer. Check that there are no leaks, cracked shingles, or missing slates. If there are, hire a professional (or DIY – depending on how comfortable you feel) to get your roof back in tip top shape.

Clean the gutters: We may not be done with the rain just yet! April showers can quickly fall, meaning that your gutters must be in good condition. Clear out the debris, leaves, and twigs that have accumulated in your home’s gutters over winter. While you’re at it, direct the drainpipes away from the home’s foundation.

Seal cracks: If your home took a beating over the winter, you may have noticed that you’ve got more drafts in the home. Take the time now to seal up these cracks and gaps to keep your home cool in the summer and warm in the winter!

Bring in some color: Gone are the dark days of winter! Update your home’s theme by adding some bright and cheery-colored pillows or decorative accents. Better yet, buy a bunch of yellow, orange, and pink flowers to truly welcome in the new season.

Spring clean: It wouldn’t be spring without spring cleaning, right? Roll up your sleeves, grab the mop and move room by room. First, tidy up, remove clutter, dust, vacuum, clean the walls, and wipe down the windows!

Now that you’re set for the season ahead, give your insurer a call to review your homeowners insurance policy for the ultimate protection throughout the seasons.  The professional team at Martplan Insurance serves La Habra and surrounding areas in California with reliable home coverage. Contact us today to get started.