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Top tips to get your home ready for Spring!

Spring is a beautiful time of year in Kansas, with the temperatures rising and the flowers blooming. However, it's also the time of year when homeowners need to start thinking about home maintenance. After a long and cold winter, your home is likely to have experienced some wear and tear, so it's important to give it some TLC. Here are some essential springtime maintenance tasks for a home in Kansas:

  1. Inspect the roof: Check for any damage to the roof caused by winter weather, such as cracked or missing shingles. Make sure gutters are clean and free of debris to prevent water damage.
  2. Check the foundation: Look for any cracks or signs of settling in the foundation. Fill any cracks with epoxy and consider hiring a professional to assess any significant damage.
  3. Test the Air Conditioner: It's important to make sure your air conditioning unit is working correctly before the summer heat hits. Clean the filters and check the refrigerant levels. If you notice any issues, call an HVAC technician.
  4. Clean the gutters: Clogged gutters can lead to water damage to the home, so make sure they are clear of debris.
  5. Check windows and doors: Check for any gaps or cracks in the window and door seals. Replace any damaged weather stripping and caulk any gaps to keep out drafts and save on energy costs.
  6. Clean the chimney: If you have a fireplace, have your chimney inspected and cleaned by a professional to prevent fire hazards.
  7. Clean your dryer vents: Clogged and debris-filled dryer vents, is a top cause of many house fires. Contact a professional to make sure you get these vents cleaned.
  8. Maintain the lawn: Spring is a great time to give your lawn some attention. Rake up any leaves and debris, aerate the soil, overseed and fertilize the grass.
  9. Check outdoor plumbing: Turn on outdoor faucets and hoses to check for leaks and make sure the sprinkler system is working correctly.
  10. Clean outdoor spaces: Clean and repair outdoor patios and decks, including power washing and resealing if needed.

By following these essential springtime maintenance tasks, you can ensure your home is in good condition and ready for the warmer weather. If you notice any significant damage or issues, don't hesitate to contact a professional for assistance. Happy spring!