As February comes to a close and we eagerly await spring’s arrival, it’s a good time to start thinking about your spring home maintenance checklist. After all, once the ground thaws and the sun producing some extra warmth, you want your house properly prepped so you can enjoy as much time as possible outdoors in post-hibernation.
And while many tasks certainly can’t be performed until the weather permits, there are plenty of pre-spring responsibilities you can tackle right now.
- Take an inventory of your spring lawn care tools and equipment. Service gas or electric powered mowers, replace broken rakes, and sharpen cutting blades to make yard work easier.
- Inspect window and door screens for damage and replace if necessary.
- Check wooden window and door frames for cracks, gaps, or signs of wood rot and repair to prevent heat (and eventually cool air) loss, not to mention rain water damage.
- Inspect your siding for cracks and peeling paint.
- Check outdoor railings and decks for signs of wood rot or damage.
- Do a visual inspection of your roof and repair or replace any loose or damaged shingles.
- Make sure the gutters are securely fastened to your home and free of any debris so rain water can move freely.
- If you’ve not had your chimney cleaned by a reputable chimney service recently, make that appointment now as the season comes to a close.
- Take note of tree branches or shrubs that are beginning to encroach on your home and plan to trim them back.
- Start a checklist of – and perhaps a budget for – items that might need to be replaced once the warm weather hits, such as fences, decks, and even your home cooling equipment if it’s nearing the end.
At the same time, maybe your AC system has some useful months and maybe even years ahead of it yet. If that’s the case, there’s only one sure way to find out: contact LBA today and request our multi-point AC system cleaning and inspection service. It’s the kind of preventative maintenance that should be performed once a year, no matter how new or old your system might be, to help prevent or minimize repairs, extend its lifespan, and keep your energy costs under control. Whatever your home heating or cooling needs might be, LBA is here to provide the service you need, when you need it.