When the plants begin to bloom, it’s a welcome sign that winter is ready to say farewell and allow spring to awaken. Flowers start to bloom, and people emerge from their homes, ready to enjoy some warm and delightful weather. This season, fraught with pleasantness, is also a heavy rain period for some areas, feeding the thirsty plants. Both of these factors, excess moisture and more time outdoors, means homeowners need to tackle a few outdoor projects, ensuring that the place is safeguarded from trouble and pleasing to the eye. Here are three exterior chores that should be checked off the spring cleaning list.
1. Assess the Home’s Drainage System
Water must go somewhere, and it’s best if it flows easily into the street sewage system. That sometimes is prevented when the land or home’s structure has issues. Pay attention to where the fluid drains. Puddles could cause soil and foundation erosion, leading to expensive home repairs. If accumulation becomes a problem, install gutters to guide the liquid from the home to an appropriate location. Clean them regularly. Fall and winter leaves may clog them up.
Keep an eye on the sprinklers as well. Run them at the start of the season, watching each cycle. Replace any broken head
2. Pressure Wash The Exterior
Pollen, dirt and mildew accumulate on the home, fence and driveway, diminishing the home’s paint. Pressure washing removes the grime and restores the look without damaging the structures.
3. Have the Roof Checked
Rain can wear down the shingles and flash on the roofing. Have specialists in roof inspection in Daytona Beach examine the surface annually to ensure that holes are patched. If hail storms or hurricane winds have come through, it may require a replacement in areas. The experts can provide photographic evidence and thorough documentation of the need.
While you’re sprucing up the interior, keep in mind that the outside requires attention too. By cleaning and fixing the exterior, roof and water systems, residents improve the house’s appearance and safeguard the premises from harm.