Spring is the perfect time to get things inside and outside your home in order. You will be able to get more out of your home. Cleaning and organizing your home can also make your life less stressful. There are several things that you need to get your home ready.
Clean the Gutters
Your gutters may have a lot of debris and gunk buildup in them from the winter. If your gutters are clogged, then moisture can penetrate your exterior cladding and trims. Clogged gutters can also cause foundational damage. You need a garden hose to clean your gutters. Before you hose down your gutters, use your hands to take out the excess debris.
Scrub the Walls
You should scrub all the walls in your home with water and soap. Make sure that you get the baseboards and outlets. Remove or cover the outlets before you clean them and let them dry before replacing them.
Clean Out Your Dryer Vent
It is important for you to clean out the dryer vents because they can be a fire hazard. You will need to remove the hose from the wall and remove the lint with a brush.
Wash Your Windows
Clean windows make your entire home look great. You can also protect your home from damage. Clean indoor air quality is another benefit that can potentially be reaped from washing the windows. Additionally, washing windows can improve energy efficiency. The windows can help keep your home cool or warm so that you do not have to use the HVAC unit as much.
Make Your Home Allergen-Free
Dust, pollen, and mold can trigger allergy symptoms. You can keep the allergens at bay by decluttering your home. You will also need to have your home inspected for leaks. The excess water can cause mold to develop. Furthermore, you will need to improve the indoor air quality. Changing the air filters helps keep the air clean. You may also want to invest in an air purifier.
Test Your Carbon Monoxide Detectors And Smoke Alarms
Your carbon monoxide detectors and smoke alarms can save your life. However, you have to test them in order to ensure that they are working properly. It only takes a few minutes of your day to test the smoke detector.
Clean Your Outdoor Furniture
If you plan on having gatherings this summer, then you need to prepare your outdoor furniture to make sure that it is clean and ready to be used.