Here are five ways to get your home ready to welcome spring.

While it’s easy to focus on home maintenance when we head into the harsher season of winter, too many homeowners neglect to service their home systems come springtime. Here are my top five tips that will help your home transition between the seasons gracefully: 

1. Change your furnace filter. This sounds elementary, but life happens and we get busy. Filters should be changed every three to four months, and there’s no better time to do it than spring. 

2. Get your lawnmower serviced. The oil inside the machine can sit in there for many, many years. Sometimes, the old gasoline in there needs to be flushed out, as well. Just make sure that all the fluids are fresh. 

“You don’t want to flood one area of your lawn and leave the rest thirsty for water.”

3. Clean out your gutters. Spring is the rainy season, and debris-packed gutters will cause all that water to pour out all over the place. You don’t want to end up with a trench around your house. 

4. Check smoke detector batteries. The batteries in your detector may only be good for five or 10 years, so don’t just assume that everything’s in perfect working order. 

5. Have your sprinklers serviced by a professional. That way, you won’t have a geyser shooting out of the back of your yard. You don’t want to flood one area of your lawn and leave the rest thirsty for water. Many folks aren’t even home when their sprinklers come on; they need to make sure their sprinklers are well-adjusted and functioning properly. 

I hope these five spring maintenance tips inspired you to give your home some TLC as the weather warms up. As always, reach out to me via phone or email if you have any questions or are interested in buying, selling, or investing soon. I’d love to hear from you and find out how I can be of service.