St. Louis, Missouri (PRWEB) May 17, 2013
Cold weather, winter storms, and time have taken their toll on homes across the Midwest region. Midwestern residents are taking advantage of spring to tend to their home’s maintenance needs. Common maintenance tasks to tackle in the spring include:
- Schedule air conditioning service to ensure your equipment is working properly and blowing cold air. Assess the condenser, connections, and unit for any obvious issues. Change filters and plan to do so every month once the air conditioning is used regularly.
- Check the roof for any loose or missing shingles as well as any signs of leakage. The spring and summer months can be rainy so any issues with the roof should be repaired as soon as possible.
- Clean out gutters to ensure they don’t have impacted debris inside of them. Gutters that aren’t functioning properly can cause damage to the roof, decrease the life of the gutters, and may cause water to accumulate around the foundation.
- Cut back dead plants and add a thick layer of mulch to flower beds. When plants begin to grow, fertilize them with a product designed for the specific plant. Larger perennials can be split shortly after they begin to grow. Spring annuals or summer bulbs can freshen up yards and add curb appeal.
- Add a fresh coat of paint to trim, flashing, or even the entire exterior of the home. A small project like painting a front door a bright new color can give a fresh and updated look to any home in under a few hours.
For more home maintenance tips, homeowners are encouraged to visit Future Aire.com