2024 Spring Home Check-Up

Build and Remodel

Spring is not just a season of renewal in nature but also a perfect time to rejuvenate and maintain your home. At Evergreen Home Loans, we understand that a home is more than just a place to live; it's an investment in your future. That's why we're bringing you essential tips for a comprehensive Spring Home Check-Up to ensure your home remains in top condition, safeguarding your investment for years to come.

  1. Exterior Inspection

Start with a walk-around of your home's exterior. Check for any winter damage, focusing on the roof, siding, and foundation. Look for loose or missing shingles, cracks in the siding, or any signs of water intrusion. Early detection can save you from costly repairs later.

  1. Gutter Clean-Up

Gutters play a vital role in directing water away from your home's foundation. Clear any debris accumulated over the winter months to prevent blockages and water damage. Ensure downspouts are directing water away from the foundation effectively.

  1. Landscaping and Yard Maintenance

Spring is the ideal time to prune your plants, prepare your garden beds, and fertilize your lawn. Removing dead foliage and weeds can prevent pests and diseases, while proper fertilization can promote healthy growth throughout the season.

  1. HVAC System Check

Your heating, ventilation, and air conditioning (HVAC) system has been working hard over the winter. Schedule a professional service to ensure it's running efficiently. Changing air filters and cleaning vents can improve air quality and reduce energy costs.

  1. Window and Door Seals

Inspect seals around windows and doors for any leaks or drafts. Caulking or weather stripping can seal these leaks, improving your home's energy efficiency and comfort.

  1. Safety Equipment Audit

Test and replace batteries in your smoke detectors and carbon monoxide detectors. Check the expiration dates on fire extinguishers and review your family's emergency evacuation plan.

  1. Deck and Patio Care

Inspect your deck or patio for any signs of wear or damage. Look for loose boards or railings, and consider resealing or staining to protect the wood from the elements.

  1. Interior Deep Clean

Beyond the usual cleaning, tackle areas that might have been neglected over the winter. Clean carpets, wash windows, and don't forget to dust off ceiling fans and light fixtures.

  1. Plumbing Check

Inspect for leaks under sinks, around toilets, and near appliances. Check your water heater for signs of corrosion or leaks. Consider scheduling a professional inspection if you suspect any issues.

  1. Energy Efficiency Review

Assess your home's energy usage. Simple changes like LED light bulbs, smart thermostats, and energy-efficient appliances can reduce your utility bills and environmental footprint.

By dedicating time to this Spring Home Check-Up, you're not just maintaining your home; you're enhancing your living environment and protecting your investment. Evergreen Home Loans is committed to helping you make the most of your home ownership journey, offering insights and support every step of the way. Happy spring, and here's to a season of renewal and peace of mind in your home!

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