We LOVE spring, just the sight of popcorn popping on the apricot tree sweeps us back to memories of picnics and splashing in rain puddles. With the arrival of spring comes the promise of warmer weather, rainier days and and the end to winter’s gloom. As cheery as the season is, the to-do list can get longer and more daunting. So we’ve simplified it for you! Don’t let the chores get in the way of having a little bit of spring fun this season.
America’s TOP Home Warranty Company’s Spring To-Do List
Remove Dead Plants
Allow Mother Nature to work her seasonal magic by clearing away old and rotted plants. This allows new plants to grow in their space and will bring vitality and life to your flower beds. The wet and cold weather does a doozey on your yard as well. Look around your yard for dead spots and damaged grass. Get the right fertilizer for your lawn and pray for rain.
Check Smoke Alarms
No one likes the noise of a broken smoke alarm. Do yourself a big favor by checking all of the alarms in your home at once. Push the “test” button on your alarm to see if it will sound. If it doesn’t, replace the batteries or the alarm itself.
Clean The Gutters
Wear a long sleeve shirt and gloves, use a small shovel or gutter scoop to clean out the leaves and debris from your gutters. While climbing a ladder can be frightening and intimidating, hiring someone to do the job for you can cost around $50-$250, depending on the dimensions of your house.
Replace Window Screens
With warm weather right around the corner, all of the insects and bugs are coming back to life. Your home will seem super inviting, especially with holes in your window and door screens! Create natural air flow and woo in all the scents of spring with new screens.
Touch Up Worn Paint
The appearance and preservation of wooden surfaces depends on paint. Take a look at items around your property, like fences, siding and lawn furniture. Paint and siding create a barrier for the wood, as this can be damaged in spring time rain. Check out the top colors of 2018 here.
Change HVAC Filters
Replacing or changing the air filters is simply the cheapest and easiest way to maintain your furnace and air conditioning system. Changing the filters regularly can prevent the risk of fire, as well as improve your overall health due to indoor quality. If you need a tuneup to get your furnace and AC ready for summer, call Freedom HW and get it done for $65! This is the easy part, because Freedom Home Warranty makes the process a cinch. Simply request service on our website, and mention that you need a tuneup. A friendly Freedom Home Warranty representative will be there for you every step of the way.