March 1st is the first day of spring! After a dreary winter, we finally can start looking forward to longer days warmer nights, and blooming flowers in the not too distant future. Most homeowners batten down the hatches and prep their homes for winter. Spring is a time for renewal and reset. As you start your spring cleaning checklist, here are a few ways you can prep your home for the new season.
Clean the Gutters
This winter we’ve seen our fair share of rain and flittering snowflakes. The high winds that usually accompany this kind of weather can shake leaves and other debris free from surrounding trees. When it lands on your room, this debris can lead to build-ups in your gutters that can cause damage to your roof if left unchecked.
Hopefully, you’ve been able to take a look up there a few times this winter to make sure that nothing builds up too bad. In any case, taking the time to climb up the roof and clean out those gutters is a great first step to readying your home for nicer days ahead.
Check Pipe Insulation for Condensation
In many homes, exposed water or sewage pipes aren’t always located in climate controlled areas. During the winter months it’s advised to insulate exposed pipes. This is for good reason. Insulating your pipes provides an extra lay of protection again cold, keeping your pipes from freezing or bursting during a cold snap.
In warmer weather, water pipe insulation is also important for protecting your pipes from damaging condensation. As temperatures rise, condensation that accumulates on your pipes due to humidity can lead to corrosion and rust. This condensation can also lead to the growth of mold, posing health risks to your and your families. As we head into spring and summer, check up on your insulation to make sure all is well.
If you find an issue with mold or mildew while checking your pipe insulation, give our team a call. We specialize in mold remediation. While there are method for removing mold yourself, oftentimes these DIY projects either aren’t able to fully remove the mold, or they come at the risk of your own health.
Our technicians are certified Mold Removal Specialists, and we use the utmost care throughout the remediation process to ensure the safety and wellbeing of our clients.
Prevent Fires: Check for Debris
As we get closer to BBQ season, it’s important to take time to ensure there isn’t any flammable debris that could easily catch. Wood, furniture, and other objects could act as a path for fire to travel along if given the chance.
While grilling, make sure to stay at least 25 feet from the main house as to avoid the potential of the house catching fire.
Consider a Home Reno or Remodel
As we transition our of the cold winter weather, springtime is the perfect time to consider updating or remodeling your home!
While it’s true that MaxCare 24/7 specializes in disaster relief, you may not know that we also offer general construction services for repairs, remodeling, home improvement, and more!
Maybe you’ve been dreaming of opening up your floor plan, remodeling the kitchen, or making other changes to truly make your space yours. Whatever your dreams, MaxCare can get you there.
If you’re interested in a spring remodel with MaxCare 24/7, contact us. We provide free estimates, and our friendly and professional staff are available to answer any of your questions.
We look forward to working with you soon!