A beautiful, green lawn as spring approaches.

Spring into Action: a Helpful Guide to Preparing Your Home for Warmer Weather

As spring approaches, it’s time to start thinking about your seasonal chores and projects. But don’t worry; we’ve got some pointers to help you get started.

First up, let’s tackle the exterior walls of your home. Use a power washer or hose with a jet attachment to clear away cobwebs, dirt, and mud. In the process, you may stumble upon a repair issue or two with your siding or foundation. Think of this step as giving your home a well-deserved spa day.

A 2 story home with gutters and downspouts needing to be cleaned for the summer.

Next, let’s talk about rain gutters and downspouts. Winter weather can be rough on them, so make sure they are clear of leaves, twigs, or debris that could prevent rain from flowing freely and away from your foundation. While at it, check for any damage caused by snow or ice.

Let’s move on to your windows. You don’t want your windows to be the only thing in your home with a tan this summer. Clean the outside of your windows, or hire a service if you can’t do so safely yourself.

Your garage is next on the list. Get rid of unneeded tools and equipment, toys, and other clutter. Add organizational storage, wipe down shelving units, and sweep the floors. Don’t forget to give squeaky hinges a touch of oil to keep them working smoothly. If you’re feeling extra fancy, throw a coat of paint on the walls and turn your garage into your own man-cave or she-shed.

Now, let’s talk about fences. Rake leaves and debris away from the base of your fence and hose it down. Repair or replace any damaged or missing sections and touch up wood fences with stain, paint, or sealant. If you don’t have a fence, or if your current fence is old and dilapidated, you could always pretend you’re a homesteader and build a new one!

A delicious summer tradition on display, grilling burgers over an open fire.

It’s time to get your outdoor entertaining areas ready. Inspect and clean your deck, patio, grill, and outdoor furniture. Get some citronella candles, hang some string lights, and stock up on charcoal and lighter fluid. Now you’re prepared for your first backyard BBQ of the season!

Lawn and Garden time! Clean up winter debris, remove dead annuals, and trim summer-blooming trees and shrubs. Early spring is also a great time to dethatch the lawn and apply spring fertilizer. However, hold off on seeding your property until the threat of frost has passed. Unless, of course, you want a beautiful lawn of ice.

Last but not least, let’s talk about paths and walkways. Spray away dirt, mud, and salt stains with a power washer or garden hose with a jet attachment. Refill spaces between pavers or bricks with fresh grout, gravel, or sand. And check pathway lighting for signs of damage. You don’t want any unwanted trips or falls while enjoying your beautiful yard.

Well, it looks like you’ll be pretty busy this weekend! So let Brad’s Heating & Air in Jacksonville, AR, take ONE worry off your mind… contact us at (501) 330-8066 for your Spring HVAC Tune-Up. We’ll make sure your system is ready for trouble-free cooling all summer long. And who knows, maybe you’ll save enough on your electric bill to pay for all those hamburgers and hot dogs you’ll be grilling!

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