Now that spring is officially here, it’s the perfect time of year to make sure your home is in tip-top shape. After all, no one wants their summer vacation fund to be eaten up by home repairs that could have been avoided with a simple home inspection. Here at Hardy Boys Inspection Services, we provide detailed home inspections that serve a variety of purposes and we are happy to help you make sure your home is ready for spring. Contact our team today and check out a few simple spring home maintenance tasks below.
5 Interior Home Maintenance Items
Basement and Attic Inspection
During chilly winter months, you may not spend a lot of time in your basement or attic. While out of sight might be out of mind, that won’t stop leaks and other potential problems from causing slow, widespread damage to these areas. Closely inspect the floors and walls for mold, water stains, and other signs of damage. If you find any, contact a professional ASAP to identify the source and repair it.
Your furnace worked overtime to make sure your home was warm and cozy over the winter. Since you won’t be using it over the next few months, now is a great time to swap out the filter and clean the blower and the motor. Don’t feel comfortable doing this yourself? No worries — this is a quick, easy task for an experienced HVAC technician and professional servicing can actually help extend the life of your furnace.
Window and Door Inspection
Chances are good that you probably didn’t have many of your windows or exterior doors open during the winter. During that time, it is possible that dirt, dust, and other contaminants have collected on the outside of them. Inspect your windows and doors closely to make sure the seals and weatherstripping are all in good condition. Additionally, don’t forget to give them a good cleaning and enjoy the fresh spring air while you are at it.
Safety System Check
Do you have a home security system? If you do, now is a great time to make sure it is functioning properly as burglaries tend to increase as the weather becomes nicer outside. Spring is also a great time to swap out the batteries in your smoke detectors and make sure that your fire extinguishers are ready for use. Remember, the needle on your fire extinguisher’s gauge should be in the green zone at all times to function properly.
Appliance and Lighting Audit
Lastly, be sure to check all of your home appliances to make sure they are working properly and operating as efficiently as possible. Each year there are incredible advancements made in terms of energy efficiency and if it has been a while since you’ve gotten new appliances, it might be time for an upgrade. Not only can this help reduce waste, but it can also lower your energy bills. That’s a win-win situation if you ask us!
Need Home Inspection Services in Hill County?
If the idea of performing a detailed inspection of your home this spring seems overwhelming, know that help is just a phone call away. Hardy Boys Inspection Services offers a variety of home inspection services and we would love to help you out. Contact our Hill County home inspectors today to schedule your appointment and enjoy all the benefits that come along with the Hardy Boys Difference. Check back soon for part two of this series in which we’ll review some key exterior maintenance items.