The spring has come and with it usually comes beautiful sunshine. Since the days are much longer then they are in the winter and the weather is much more conducive to being outside, many homeowners take on some to-do tasks to help improve their home. The spring season is an ideal time to take on tasks that help keep a home in top condition. In this article, we will discuss some of the important ones that should be on your list.
Store Your Snowblower
If you live in a snowy climate, then a snow blower is vital towards getting through the winter. However, storing it away when the seasons change is important too. When you are ready to put your machine away, make sure that you:
- Use a cover. This helps prevent the accumulation of dirt and debris from collecting on the engine.
- Be sure to store away the spark plug in a place that is not wet. Your spark plug needs to stay dry in order for it to work for the following winter.
- It is wise to turn on your snowblower until it runs out of fuel. It is better not to store a machine like this when it has gas in its tank.
Care For Your Lawnmower
Since it has been quite some time since your last use of your lawnmower, you might want to consider a tune-up. This will help it perform better when you need to use it throughout the next mowing season. The oil and air filter need to be changed before use. In some cases, the spark plug will have to changed as well. Examine the blade. Be sure to have it sharpened if it seems dull. Doing these steps will help prolong the life of your lawn mower.
Schedule A Professional AC Tune-up
Your air conditioner needs to be serviced once a year, preferably in the spring season. This will ensure that your system works effectively and efficiently. This means that it will reduce your home cooling costs and keep your home much more comfortable. If your system is having issues, a tune-up in the spring will give you enough time to address it. You certainly don’t want to deal with an A/C breakdown when it is exceptionally hot outside. The cost of the tune-up pays itself off quickly by preventing high energy costs and unnecessary repair expenses.
Examine Your Roof
When there is no snow covering your roof, this is a great time to take a look at it. You will be able to notice any faults. Look for aging. Be sure to see if you find any missing shingles. It will be somewhat obvious if your roof is damaged. When you notice any damage, be sure to address it right away.
Inspect Your Downspouts And Gutters
Make sure that your gutters and downspouts are not damaged or clogged. Make sure that all of your downspouts point away from the foundation of your home. If there are any leaks with your gutter system, you can use caulking or epoxy once it is dried in order to seal up the damaged area.
Air Conditioner Tune-Up
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