Once the cold, winter months have been and gone, it’s time to start getting your property ready for spring again so you can enjoy it. If it’s been a particularly rough winter, there may be a number of things you need to take care of to make it look its best again.
Fix Any Damage
Even mild winters can cause some damage to your property, either structurally or to the decoration. Rain, winds, and freezing temperatures all take their toll. It’s best to get things fixed while the weather is nicer.
Start by doing an inspection of the exterior of your property. Are there any loose roof tile or broken hurricane windows shutters? Have any windows or frames been damaged? Check the garden fence too. If you do spot any damage, you can get it repaired quickly before it becomes a larger, more expensive issue.
Clean Out Drains & Gutters
Over the autumn and winter months, gutters can get clogged with leaves and other debris. Eventually, this could cause the guttering to stop draining water away properly and damage the property. Excess water can start running down the walls causing damage and dampness on the interior. Similarly, clogged drains can cause flooding to your property if they can’t drain the water away. They most often get clogged with dirt and leaves.
Depending on the size of your property and how comfortable you are doing it, you can clean drains and guttering yourself, but there are also professional companies that can come out and do this for you. There are a number of gadgets and tools you can buy online to get the job done.
Give Everything A Good Clean
Wash away the grime of winter by giving the exterior of your property a good clean. Again, you could get someone in to do this for you or do it yourself. A pressure washer can clean years of grime from the surfaces on the outside of your property. You can use it on pavements and patios too.
Get Your Garden Ready
Spring is the perfect time to get your outside spaces looking good. Start by clearing away any weeds and overgrowth that have appeared, as well as removing any that have been damaged by the weather.
If you’re planning on re-seeding your lawn, this is the perfect time to do it, so that by the time summer is here, you’ll have a lush green lawn. If you’re looking to introduce new plants, hedges, or seedlings into your garden, each species will have its own ideal time to be planted.
It’s always good to have a refresh before the summer. Most people tend to concentrate on their interiors when it comes to spring cleaning and maintenance. Getting some of these jobs completed now means that you’re prepared for the next cold snap and can’t prevent a small problem from turning into a much larger one which can cost a lot of money to repair.