Spring is a perfect time to do a thorough spring cleaning and perform home maintenance! Diving into your Spring Maintenance Checklist will ensure you that your systems and appliances run smoothly all year-long. Cleaning and maintaining your home should be done indoors and outdoors.
The most common types of roofing material for homes in California are asphalt shingles, wood shingles, clay, and concrete tile. But after the winter season, regardless of the material your roof is made of, you should examine your roof to ensure that nothing has been damaged during the winter. Your roof is the first line of defense against water damage, and any delay in repairing spots on your roof that need fixing could cause more significant problems the next time a storm hits. If your home has an older roof covering that is starting to look worn, you may want to consider replacing it.
During the roof inspection, it is an excellent idea to examine your rain gutters. Remove leaves and dirt to ensure that your water won’t be backed up when it rains. Gutters drive the rain off from your roof and home, guarding both in the process. However, clogged gutters open your home to water damage, and there is a big possibility that you will not notice the problem until you need an expensive repair.
Examine the concrete slabs for any indications of cracks. Fill the cracks with a concrete crack filler or silicone caulk. When weather permits, power-wash and then seal the concrete to fill any gaps or cracks correctly.
Check outside hose faucets for freeze damage. Turn the water on and place your finger over the opening. If you can obstruct the flow of water, it is possible that the pipe inside the home is broken and may need to be replaced and will need to be replaced. Also, you should also check the garden hose for dry rot.
Check your gas and battery powered lawn equipment to make sure it is ready for summer use. Clean equipment and sharp cutting blades will make it easier to complete your yard work, improve the look of your lawn, and will lengthen the life of the mower.
Fix any cracks and damaged or bumpy surfaces to provide a safe and harmless walking area.
Use a screwdriver to examine the wood trim throughout the windows, doors, railings, and decks. Perform repairs now before the spring rains create more damage to the exposed wood.
Sediment builds up in your water heater tank. Use the spigot near the bottom of the heater to drain it. By doing so, you will lengthen its life and lower your electric bill.
Spring comes with a warm welcome. For those who’ve been trapped inside their homes avoiding the cold, this is the chance to rediscover the outside world. It’s also time to conduct some home maintenance that will help you avoid big problems later on. Doing a little home maintenance in the spring can go a long way in keeping your home safe and secure throughout the rest of the year. Give Caccia Plumbing Inc. a call at (650) 376-6800, and get assistance throughout the spring season.
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