Burke, VA (PRWEB) April 22, 2015
After this past winter, many in the D.C. area are happy to see the welcoming sign of the blooming Cherry Blossoms along the tidal basin. Pasquali Realty Group, a Northern Virginia real estate company, is giving homeowners tips on how to avoid problems, and prepare the house for the warmer weather. Since the outside of a home bears the brunt of the winter weather, check the gutters to make sure they are clean, and not clogged. Make sure that the downspouts are clear, and that they have downspout extenders that carry the water 3 to 4 feet away from the house. Homeowners should check all exterior trim for rotten wood and replace as necessary. Inspect all caulking around windows and doors to insure that water cannot enter the home.
Homeowners can take advantage of the nice weather and spend time improving the yard as well. Pick up any fallen limbs, and leaves. Check to make sure no trees have sprung up near the foundation of the home. If a tree is too close to the home, the roots can end up damaging the homes foundation, leading to costly repairs.
Before the summer heat arrives, homeowners should also take the time to ensure the Air Conditioning is working properly. Now is a good time to hire an HVAC professional to service the system. When the summer is in full swing, HVAC companies have longer backlogs, and it can sometimes be several days in a hot home before they can come out. If there is an attic fan, now is the time to make sure that it is working properly. If there is no attic fan, it is a great time to consider installing one, while contractors are not as busy.
Spring is also a time for seasonal allergies. Homeowners should make sure the furnace filters are changed often, especially homes that have pets with long hair. It is also a good time of year to consider having ducts cleaned.
Pasquali Realty Group is an incorporated business that is a subsidiary under NBI Realty, and is currently licensed in both Virginia, and Washington, DC. They are a member of the National Board of Realtors(NAR), Virginia Board of Realtors(VAR), and Northern Virginia Board of Realtors(NVAR).