This is the time of year that we start thinking about warmer weather. There are things that need to be done to prepare your home for the upcoming Spring and Summer. Spring and Fall are optimum times during the year to take care of several semiannual tasks around the house.
The outside of your home is where you will be spending much of your time as the weather continues to warm up and the leaves start to come back. Clear gutters and downspouts of debris and leaves that have collected throughout the year. Consider some new landscape projects, tree planting, designing the garden you’ve always wanted, adding a deck or adding rock landscape. It’s time to start planning these projects and preparing the ground, clearing out old plants, bushes, trees and weeds to make way for your outdoor dream yard.
Don’t forget the top of your house that protects everything inside. Inspect the roof for loose, broken or missing shingles or tiles. You may want to have a professional roofer do an inspection so that you are confident that you are ready for the summer monsoon season. If you have a wood burning fireplace, this is a good time to have the chimney swept and checked for excessive soot, leaves, bird nests etc.
Windows, windows, windows! How else to enjoy the outdoors while inside than to have beautiful sparkling clean windows. Make sure that the window cleaning includes cleaning out the tracks and cleaning the screens. Look up high and down low. Other interior spring cleaning tasks would include cleaning the fans and light fixtures, getting up and getting all the dust off of those high pot shelves and cleaning doors and door frames. Down low would be cleaning under beds, couches and scrubbing those baseboards that collect so much dust.
Lastly, but very importantly, would be to test all of your emergency systems including fire and smoke alarms and carbon monoxide detectors. Replace batteries and make sure all systems are clean, charged and in working order.
Hire professionals that are bonded, insured and businesses that are locally owned. They can make sure the jobs are done correctly and safely, and you can feel good that you are contributing to the health of our Quad City area economy.
We here are Maid to Order hope you have a beautiful and clean spring!!
Prescott Valley Arizona