The temperatures are heating up, and spring is here to stay in Austin! After a long winter, your home can probably use a little extra care, especially if you’re planning to sell your home in the near future. Take a look at our tips to get your home ready for spring:
Inspect Your Home for Damage
Winter weather can be harsh on your home. Check your roof, siding, and foundation for signs of damage or general wear. Inspect your hoses and exterior pipes for signs of water damage caused by a winter freeze. Replace caulk around windows and doors to help keep your cold air in and the heat out during the Texas summer.
Spruce Up the Exterior
Spring is the perfect time to freshen the look of your home. Sweep up your porch and sidewalks. If you have outdoor furniture, take some time to wash cushions and wipe down surfaces. Consider planting new shrubs and bushes in your yard that can be used to hide air conditioning units and other unattractive features of your home.
Replace Your Air Filter
The last thing you want during a blistering Texas summer is for your air conditioner to break down. One of the easiest ways keep your system in good condition is to regularly replace your air filter. Consider having your system inspected by a professional if you suspect any damage or malfunctions.
It’s important to seal off any potential entry points for pests to enter your home. Seal any cracks around your home, including around exterior light fixtures, and electrical and plumbing entrances. Keep wood and mulch away from your home as much as possible to discourage termites and other wood-eating pests. Consider hiring a professional to manage your home’s pest control.
Spring Clean Your Home
Spring cleaning can truly make a difference when it comes to refreshing the look of your home. Take some time to clean out general clutter in your home. Consider donating unwanted items to local charities. Clean major appliances to help keep them running efficiently. Wash windows, baseboards, and other areas that are havens for dust. You’ll be surprised how much these little touches change the look and feel of your home.
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