Attention, homeowners! Spring has sprung and the weather is warming up. For many homeowners, the arrival of spring means taking the time to perform maintenance tasks that will help your house continue to function well for you and your family.
Whether it’s installing new window screens, patching a leaky roof, or giving your house a fresh new coat of paint, springtime is an ideal time to tackle those house maintenance projects you’ve been putting off all winter and get your home in top shape for the year ahead.
It can be tempting to neglect some of these chores or to put them off for another year, but conducting yearly house maintenance is like going for regular check-ups at the doctor’s office: by paying attention to the regular upkeep of your home, you can make sure you are taking care of little things before they turn into big, costly repairs. Here’s a list of home maintenance projects you should be doing each year, and what makes them critical to the overall health of your house.
Change Your Air Conditioner Filter
This may be one of the simplest, yet often neglected, tasks on this list. Be sure to swap out your air conditioner filter at the onset of spring, as you’ll be needing that A/C to work properly when the temperatures start to rise. Not only that, but replacing your filters seasonally can help keep dust, pet dander, and other allergens to a minimum in your home- an important factor to consider now that allergy season is upon us!
We all know that a bathroom can be one of the most important parts of the house- not to mention the most used. By taking time at least once a year to thoroughly inspect the caulking around the bathtub, sink, and toilet and to test the flow of your drains, you can help avoid expensive, inconvenient repairs. Your Arvada plumber is on hand to help with any of the bigger stuff you might find during your inspection.
Clean Your Dryer Vent
We’re not trying to freak you out, but about 2,900 dryer fires are reported each year and cause an estimated 5 deaths, 100 injuries, and $35 million in property loss, according to FEMA, A simple solution? Stay on top of your dryer vent health with regular, seasonal cleaning. You can purchase dryer vent cleaning kits online or in most home improvement or hardware stores. It only takes a minute, and could potentially save your house!
Taking care of these quick, simple tasks can go a long way toward preserving the life of your home and helping you avoid serious maintenance issues. Happy Spring!