As winter begins to fade away and spring takes its place, it’s the perfect time to start planning for some much-needed home maintenance. After all, it’s always better to tackle these tasks sooner rather than later, especially before the heat of summer sets in.
Not only will this guarantee that your home is in tip-top shape, but it will also help you avoid costly repairs down the line. Our team at Best Home Services wants to help keep your home running smoothly. Here are the top 10 home maintenance tasks to tackle this spring!
Need HVAC, plumbing, or electrical maintenance from a professional? Call Best Home Services today! From routine maintenance to emergency repairs, we’ve got you covered!
Test & Check Your AC
Things begin heating up fairly quickly, especially in Florida, so you’ll want to know that your HVAC system is ready to take on the heat! Take the time to test and check your air conditioning system, make sure it’s cooling properly and blowing strong.
If you notice any strange noises or smells, or if it’s not cooling as well as it should be, it’s time to call in a professional for a maintenance checkup. Regular maintenance can help prevent major breakdowns and extend the life of your system, so don’t put off a quick fix!
Clean Your AC Filter
One of the most important things you can do to keep your air conditioning system running efficiently is to clean or replace the air filter regularly. A dirty filter can reduce airflow and cause the system to work harder, which can lead to higher energy bills and more frequent breakdowns!
You should clean or replace your filter at least once every other month during the cooling season to ensure optimal performance.
Clean Your Air Ducts
Over time, dust, dirt, and other debris can accumulate in your air ducts, reducing airflow and causing your system to work harder. This can lead to higher energy bills and poor indoor air quality.
Consider having your air ducts professionally cleaned this spring to improve your home’s air quality and HVAC system efficiency.
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Invest in an Air Purifier
If you suffer from allergies or asthma, an air purifier can drastically improve your well-being at home. These devices filter out allergens, pollutants, and other harmful particles from the air, improving your indoor air quality and your health.
According to the United States Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), indoor air can be 2 to 5 times more polluted than outdoor air.
There are many different types of air purifiers on the market, so if you’re unsure, call Best Home Services and we’ll be happy to give you our recommendation.
Clean Off Your Roof & Gutters
Spring is the perfect time to clean off your roof and gutters, removing any leaves, sticks, or other debris that may have accumulated over the winter months.
This will help prevent water damage to your home and improve its overall appearance!
Inspect the Home for Leaks
Water leaks can be costly and damaging to your home. Take the time to inspect your home for any signs of leaks this spring, such as:
- Stains or discoloration on walls, ceilings, or floors
- Musty or moldy smells
- Dripping sounds or visible water droplets
- Wet spots or puddles around plumbing fixtures
- Low water pressure or slow drainage
- Spikes in your water bill
If you notice any leaks, or signs that there may be one, be sure to have them repaired as soon as possible to prevent further damage.
Test Electrical Outlets & Switches
Electrical problems can be dangerous and expensive to fix, so it’s critical to check that your outlets and light switches are functioning properly. If you notice any issues, it’s time to call in a professional electrician for repairs.
Here are several signs that you may need to call an electrician:
- Frequent tripping of circuit breakers or fuses
- Flickering or dimming lights, especially when using other appliances or equipment
- Outlets that are warm to the touch, discolored, or emit a burning smell
- Buzzing or humming sounds coming from electrical fixtures or outlets
- Electrical shocks or tingling sensations when touching an appliance or outlet
- Old or outdated wiring, particularly in older homes or buildings.
Manage All Your Cables and Wires
With so many electronic devices in our homes, it’s easy for cables and wires to become tangled and messy, especially tucked behind desks and entertainment centers. Take the time to organize and manage all your cables and wires this spring, using cable ties, cord covers, or other solutions to keep them neat and tidy.
Not only will this improve the appearance of your home, but it will also help prevent fire hazards!
Ensure Your Home is Well Insulated
Inadequate insulation can result in high energy bills, poor indoor air quality, and uncomfortable living conditions. With the changing temperatures during spring, it’s imperative to verify that your home is well-insulated to prevent heat loss during the cooler days and keep your home cool during the warmer days.
Clean Off Patio Furniture
With the lovely Florida spring on the horizon, it’s time to start thinking about spending more time outdoors. Not only will keeping your space clean and dust-free prolong the life of the furniture, but it’ll make you more inclined to enjoy an evening outside.
Now, hindsight is always 20/20, but you should always store outdoor cushions under covers or indoors when not in use.
Best Home Services is Your Seasonal Maintenance Professional!
From cleaning your air ducts to checking for leaks, there are several key tasks to tackle every year as the seasons change.
At Best Home Services, we are here to help with all of your HVAC, plumbing, and electrical needs. Our team of experienced professionals can assist with everything on this list and more! With our help, you can feel certain that your home is safe, comfortable, and efficient all season long.
Contact Best Home Services today to schedule your seasonal maintenance!