After winter has finally wrapped up, homeowners and landlords alike are often faced with some weather-related damage and maintenance tasks at their property. To ensure you preserve the value of your property and keep it safe for yourself or your tenants, follow this spring maintenance checklist for houses below.
Winter weather can do a number on your roof. To check for any damages, perform your own inspection or hire a professional to look for any damage and needed repairs. If you’re doing it on your own, check for broken shingles, loose flashings, fallen chimney bricks, missing soffit, and for any gaps. If you notice anything that needs repair, contact a roofing company.
Before you climb down from the roof, don’t forget to clean out the clogged gutters. It’s also important to position the downspouts away from your property to prevent water from collecting at the foot of your foundation.
Homeowners are usually responsible for clearing the storm drains outside their property. The best time to do this is after the last frost to prevent flooding once the rain starts to fall.
Freeze and thaw cycles can be problematic for your foundation, so be sure to check for any significant cracks in the material. Minor cracks can be sealed yourself if you’re handy, but if you spot any large ones, you should contact a professional to repair these before they expand.
Snow, ice, and salt can cause your steps to crack and crumble, turning them into an eyesore and hazard. Resurfacing these now will ensure that the steps remain safe to use and your curb appeal is not affected.
The windows will need more than just a spring cleaning after winter. A spring checkup is also necessary to ensure that the hardware and locks are in good shape and any gaps that have formed are sealed to prevent air leaks.
Your air conditioner unit should always be tested before the weather heats up. You don’t want to find yourself waiting for a technician when the first heat wave hits. Come spring, make sure to change the filter, check the lines, and give it a couple of test runs to ensure that it’s still in good working condition.
Spring is a good time to clean and reseal your deck to protect it from requiring extensive repairs. A good power washing will remove any stains and a sealant will help protect it.
Whether you have a concrete or asphalt driveway, you should reseal it come spring to preserve its value. Sealing any small cracks now will prevent water from seeping in and making them even larger.
There’s a lot for homeowners and landlords to do once spring arrives each year. Fortunately, you don’t have to do it yourself. Whether you’re a Landlord with a single family home, an owner of a multi-unit building, or a homeowner in one of our condominium communities, Medallion Capital can handle all your spring maintenance tasks as your Property Manager.
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