Dan Cleary
20 Mar

Getting Your Home Ready for the Season. As the cold of winter fades away, it's time to welcome the warmth and vibrancy of spring into our homes. Spring isn't just about blooming flowers and chirping birds; it's also the perfect opportunity to give your home a fresh start after the long winter months. Whether you're preparing to put your home on the market or simply want to spruce things up for your own enjoyment, here are some essential tips for getting your home ready for spring.

  1. Inspect Your Home's Exterior: Start by taking a walk around the perimeter of your home. Look for any signs of winter damage, such as cracked sidewalks, loose shingles, or damaged siding. Addressing these issues early can prevent them from becoming bigger problems down the road.
  2. Clean Your Gutters and Downspouts: Over the winter months, gutters and downspouts can become clogged with leaves, twigs, and other debris. This can lead to water damage and even structural issues if left unchecked. Take the time to clean out your gutters and downspouts to ensure proper drainage as spring showers arrive. We recommend a professional be hired to clean gutters who is trained in using ladders. 
  3. Check Your HVAC System: Before the weather heats up, spring is the perfect time to inspect and maintain your HVAC system. Change the air filters, clean the vents, and consider scheduling a professional tune-up to ensure that your system is running efficiently when you need it most.
  4. Freshen Up Your Indoor Air: After being cooped up indoors all winter, your home could probably use a breath of fresh air. Open up the windows to let in some fresh air, and consider adding some indoor plants to help purify the air and add a touch of greenery to your space.
  5. Declutter and Organize: Spring cleaning isn't just about scrubbing floors and dusting shelves—it's also a great opportunity to declutter and organize your space. Take some time to go through your closets, cabinets, and storage areas, and donate, sell, or discard any items that you no longer need or use.
  6. Bring the Outdoors In: Embrace the beauty of spring by incorporating natural elements into your home décor. Add fresh flowers to your tabletops, switch out heavy curtains for lighter ones, and consider swapping out your bedding for something lighter and more breathable.
  7. Prep Your Outdoor Spaces: Whether you have a sprawling backyard or a cozy balcony, now is the time to get your outdoor spaces ready for the warmer months ahead. Clean off your patio furniture, sweep away any debris, and consider adding some new cushions, lights, or outdoor rugs to freshen up the space.
  8. Inspect Your Home's Safety Features: Spring is a great time to make sure that your home's safety features are in good working order. Test your smoke detectors, carbon monoxide detectors, and fire extinguishers, and replace any batteries or expired devices as needed.

By taking the time to prepare your home for spring, you can ensure that it's ready to embrace the season in style. Whether you're tackling a few small projects or embarking on a full-scale spring cleaning extravaganza, these tips will help you make the most of the season and enjoy your home to the fullest. 

Don't forget to contact Nexus Home Inspections today for all your inspection needs.

Email: nexushomeinspections@gmail.com

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