Temperatures are heating up, and the days are getting longer, which means that spring is here. Most homeowners associate spring cleaning with tidying up and decluttering the inside of the house, but there are also numerous outdoor spring cleaning and maintenance tasks to complete. Keep your landscaping and home exterior in excellent condition this spring with these tips.

Inspect the Foundation and Masonry

Spring is the perfect time for a home inspection, and a home inspector knows what to look for. One of the most critical things that they will inspect is the foundation. Foundations and masonry often experience damage due to the freeze-thaw cycle and severe weather in the winter. Filling cracks will prevent water from seeping in during spring showers.

Outdoor Spring Cleaning for the Gutters

Gutters are an essential system of your house, as they carry water away during storms and make sure that it does not settle around your foundation. If you do not take proper care of your gutters and downspouts, you might experience severe damage to your home. Get on a ladder and remove any leaves and yard debris from your gutters. This outdoor spring cleaning task is messy, but it will prepare your home for warmer weather.

Check Your Windows During Outdoor Spring Cleaning

Homeowners rarely open their windows during the winter months. If you like letting the spring air in, check your windows ahead of time. Look for holes or rips in the screens, and replace or mend them if needed. Check around each windowsill for cracks and gaps and fill them with caulk. Spring is also a great time to clean the inside and outside of your windows.

Tune Up the Air Conditioner

The worst time to have a broken air conditioner is in the summer, and many people wait until it gets hot outside to turn theirs on for the first time. During your outdoor spring cleaning routine, verify that your air conditioner works before the weather heats up. Schedule a routine HVAC inspection to catch any problems and have them fixed.

Get Your Sprinkler System Ready

Do you have an irrigation system in your yard? Inspect it and ensure that it is working properly. Planning now lets you fix problems before heavily relying on the sprinkler system in the hot months.

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