Getting your home ready for the spring season can be daunting, and your April home maintenance checklist can seem endless. The right April home maintenance checklist, however, can help to organize your thoughts, can help you see and visualize what needs to be done, and can help you truly get your home in great shape for the spring season. So, what should you include on your April home maintenance checklist? Keep reading to find out more.
Land Clearing, Local Tree Removal, Artificial Grass Services, and Getting Your Yard Ready
This is one of the first things that you want to do with your April home maintenance checklist. Getting your outdoor space ready for spring is going to not only let your home look better, it is also going to help ensure that your space is usable, that it is comfortable, and that you are ready for the warmer months.
You should work to remove any debris that might be present from the winter months. Broken branches, dead plants, trash and more can all accumulate during the winter months and it may be difficult to remove them. During the spring, the weather is more temperate and you can get out and remove all the debris that has built up. You can remove trees, brush, trash, and more.
New Fence or Fence Repairs
Another thing that you might want to add to your April home maintenance checklist is getting a new fence or getting your existing fence repaired. This is going to do a few things. First, it’s going to help you to ensure that your fence is ready for the spring season. If you have kids or pets or just like your privacy, you are going to want to make sure that your fence is ready for warmer weather and for you and your family to be outside more than you were during the winter months.
A new fence is a great way to get your outdoor space ready for daily use and to help ensure that you are going to be able to go outside or to get your kids and pets outside without having to worry that they are not going to be safe when they are in your yard. If you have an existing fence, it is also a great time to get your current fence fixed up and repaired.
The winter, the cold, and the ice are all hard on fences and any other outdoor item that stays outside the entire winter. If you have a fence that has been on your property for some time, it might be sagging or have holes or areas that need to be repaired, the right repair service can help get your fence back in perfect shape and can help you to ensure your fence is ready for the dog days of summer.
Garage Door Repairs and Upgrades
Another great idea for your April home maintenance checklist is to look into garage door upgrades. A great one that is truly fun is to look into a garage door screen manufacturer. This will help make your garage door a screen door so that you can open up the garage and still be protected from bugs. This is also a great way to help make your garage more usable during the spring and summer months and to help make it more of an extension of your home so that you can get more use out of it during the warmer months.
Also, if your garage door is in need of any repairs it is also a great thing to add to your April home maintenance checklist. Repairing your garage door in the spring is going to help add value to your home as well as make your garage more usable and easier to get in and out of.
Taking Care of Outdoor Hard Surfaces
For those that have driveways, patios, sidewalks, and more, spring is the perfect time to contact an asphalt contractor or concrete company to get your outdoor hard surfaces back in tip-top shape. Water that is common in the winter months can seep into cracks and fissures in your concrete and your asphalt. When the water freezes, it can expand rapidly. This makes the concrete or asphalt crack and chip more and expands the cracks, fissures, and other issues that are already present.
Asphalt and concrete maintenance after the winter months is essential for any concrete or asphalt areas that you might have in your yard. Now, say you want to add a patio, expand a patio, or work on making your driveway larger, spring is a great time to do this as well. You can get a great outdoor space put together and paved or asphalted so that you can spend the springtime having a great time outside.
Water Well Pump Repair
For those that have a well or a water pump, odds are you noticed any issues that might be present over the winter months. An efficient pump is necessary for the well to work the way you need it to. For those that are looking for something to add to their April home maintenance checklist, a well pump check and replacement or repair are a great way to go.
Professionals are going to be able to take a look at your pump, and your well, and look to see if there are any issues that might be present. It is suggested that you get a good inspection each year to ensure that there are no issues and to ensure that if there are issues, they are taken care of. You need to have your well water tested at this time as well to ensure that it is safe to drink and use and to make sure that there is nothing like cracks, leaks, or other problems with your well.
Your well can get some truly serious damage during the winter months. It can freeze up and damage the pump, it can freeze up and damage the walls of the well, the groundwater can seep in and cause your well to become polluted and so much more. It is imperative that you get your well inspected each and every year and that you are making sure your well is going to work the way you need it to and that it is going to be safe as well.
Septic Pumping and Leech Field Maintenance
Another pertinent issue to add to your April home maintenance checklist is septic tank maintenance. Septic tanks are another system that can freeze or get damaged during the winter months. In some cases, if the tank is frozen during the winter, it can cause cracks and fissures in the system. When that happens, it can cause the tank to leak, it can cause the tank to burst, and it can cause a huge problem that is hard to handle overall.
When your septic tank cracks or bursts during the winter, the water is going to stay frozen for a time and is not going to be super obvious while the water is still frozen. When the water then thaws, it can cause the septic water to back up in your yard. It can make nasty pools of sewage, it can make your yard very wet and very mushy, and it can also make it so that your yard stinks. If that it is the case, you do need to add your septic tank to your April home maintenance checklist and you need to make sure that you are getting your septic tank looked at.
An inspection is a great way to take care of any problems that might be present during the winter and to also make sure that if there are any issues that have not been made obvious yet, they are found and taken care of. You can get your septic tank pumped out in the spring to get a fresh start for the summer months and to help ensure that your septic tank and septic system is working well.
You can also get your plumbing system looked at and taken care of. Getting drains cleaned out, getting your septic tank pumped, and making sure that you are getting your plumbing system in order is a must. You can also get your leech field inspected. The leech field is the field where the pipes from your septic tank are brought far out into the yard so that the liquid waste can reenter the water table. If your leech field froze during the winter or the pipes were damaged, you might need to have them taken care of and have them repaired during the spring months.
Roof Repairs and Maintenance
The last thing that you want to add to your list of things to do is to take the time to really get your roof inspected and then repaired if need be. With your roof, you are going to, again, notice that the winter is very hard on the roof of a home. The water can get down into the roof and then freeze and expand which can cause damage to the roof. The ice and snow can also cause a great deal of damage to your roof.
If you are dealing with a roof that has sustained damage during the winter months, spring is a great time to get your roof looked at, and to get it repaired it needs to be repaired. You want to make sure that if you are dealing with a roof that has been damaged during the winter months, you do get it repaired before the spring months arrive and before the spring rain arrives. You can also get some great deals in the spring when it comes to things like getting a new roof or getting your roof inspected and repaired.
What Can You Do Yourself?
There are things that you can do around your home yourself to help get your home ready for spring. Spring cleaning is a great thing to do if you are in the mood during the spring months. During the winter we get cooped up, and we tend to spend more time in our homes therefore we end up with more dirt, more grime, and more overall nastiness that is going to be in our homes. We also get more stuff and we tend to find out what things in our home we are actually going to use and what things we do not use that often.
Spring cleaning is a great way to get a fresh start and to make your home feel cleaner and ready for the summer months. You can also take the time to work on your landscaping yourself. You can do things like take out old plants that have been damaged, old plants that have died, and plant debris that is making your landscaping look less than ideal. This is a great way to get out and to start to enjoy the warmer weather as well.
A fresh coat of paint in your home is also a great way to really make a fun overall look and to make it easy to really feel great and have a wonderful new look in your home. You can paint inside, outside, and all over your home to give it a facelift to help it look new and give you a new lease on your home overall. Painting is so much fun and is easy and is a great way to really give your home a new look and a new feel without having to spend tons of money to do it. No matter what you decide to do, spring is a great time to get your home back in shape and to really get a new lease on life and how you love your home.