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Spring is the perfect time to get outdoors and tackle some of your home projects. In the Dallas/Ft Worth area, the days are lengthening and the weather is getting warmer. The cold weather has passed and you can get outside and start looking for any damage to your home. You can also make any repairs that are needed and prepare your home and for summer,
Mr. Restore has responded to many disasters that could have prevented if homeowners took precautions at the beginning of each Spring. Check out some of our helpful tips to get you started and to prevent possible water and other home damages.
It’s important to clean and repair your gutters and downspouts after a storm. Clogged gutters and downspouts could cause the wood trim at the eaves to rot. This can invite all kinds of things to live in your attic space, along with unexpected water damage. Cleaning your gutters and downspouts early in the season can help prevent this kind of damage during the spring weather.
Most outdoor structures last longer and stay in better condition when they’re stained or sealed. This includes:
They should be resealed about every 2 years. You can also take this opportunity to do any needed repairs to the woodwork.
You should be on the lookout for termites starting in March through May or June. Termites swarm in the springtime. Termite damage can lead to a variety of structural problems to your home or property. Termites can often be hard to see; however, if you notice winged insects flying out of a hole in the woodwork, these are termites! Call a licensed professional pest control company just in case to inspect your home. You will save yourself money and trouble in the long run.
Winter can take a toll on your roof. When spring arrives, make a simple visual inspection of your roof. Look for:
Call a roofer if you notice anything that needs closer inspection or repair.
Spring is a good time for repainting your home’s exterior. You might even try working with someone at a hardware or paint store to get the perfect hue.
Freezing and thawing can be rough on your concrete, asphalt, and other hardscaping materials. Walk around your property and look for damage to any walkways, paths, or driveways. Go ahead and schedule repairs as needed. Damaged concrete may need to be completely replaced.
You can save water, and your plants, by checking your sprinklers or irrigation systems in the spring. Here are some steps on how to check your watering system:
We have, in recent years, become more aware of the potential danger to our health that mosquitos can pose. West Nile virus and Zika virus are just the latest diseases these winged pests have caused. The best way to prevent mosquitos is to get rid of any standing water around your home. Remember, standing water is very dangerous and can lead to mold, mildew, and lasting damage to your floors.
A screen is to let the breeze flow in and keep bugs out. They can only do their job properly, however, when there are no holes and tears. Be sure to carefully check each screen and repair any holes or tears, no matter how small they are. You can buy screen repair kits at most hardware and home improvement stores.
There are 2 things you need to do to get the longest life out of your cooling system and keep it running as efficiently as possible:
Following these spring home maintenance tips will help you keep your home in tip-top shape. If, however, you have experienced damage from a winter storm or disaster, give Mr. Restore a call. We will work hard to get your home back to normal as quickly as possible.
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