In Florida, the spring season will soon be upon us, and now is the best time to perform maintenance around your home. Taking time to get your home ready for the next storm season can prevent costly future repairs. Let’s discuss seven key spring maintenance tasks for Florida homeowners.

Tree Trimming

While the hurricane season has ended, it does not mean you should not trim your trees and cut off dead limbs. This helps protect your home during the next storm cycle. If you need assistance trimming trees on your property, it is cheaper to hire a company during this time of the year when they are not as busy. During hurricane season, it may be hard to find a company promptly, and the prices will be higher.

Gutter Cleaning

Clogged gutters increase the risk of water damage because water is not allowed to flow freely away from your home. Leaves, sticks, and other debris clog up your gutters resulting in possible water damage to your walls, ceiling, and foundation. Damp, wet gutters can also attract unwanted insect infestations. When you are cleaning out your gutters, use a sturdy ladder and always have a spotter. If you have trouble cleaning out your gutters, call a local cleaning service to avoid injuring yourself and damaging your home.

Apply a Fresh Coat of Paint

The spring season is a perfect time to buy some paint and apply a refresh your home’s curb appeal. When applying paint to your home, it must be above 50 degrees outside. This helps the paint adhere to the surface correctly. Not only does this boosts the look of your home but it also increases your home’s value and protects it from the elements.

Do not Forget the Interior!

After your outside spring cleaning is completed, evaluate the interior of your home. Replace your smoke detector batteries to avoid them going off during the night and at other inconvenient times. In addition to painting the exterior of your home, apply a fresh coat to the interior if necessary. Check your HVAC system and have it serviced. These small tasks ensure your home stays cool and safe during the summer months.

Seal Off Any Cracks and Holes

Cracks and holes allow different pests to enter your home and cause damage. Inspect all areas of your home to ensure insects and small animals cannot enter. Visit your local home store for proper sealant, caulk, and equipment. Seal off any entry points you find inside and outside of your home.


Replant Your Landscaping

If you have bare spots of grass on your property, now is a great time to replant with matching seed. Use a lawn seed blanket to help the grass seed germinate and grow its roots. Wood-chip bedding and flower beds are another way to replant and fill-in the landscape on your property. Consider trying out some new plants and flowers this year and don’t forget to pull out any weeds!


Pressure Wash Your Home

Homes and decks take on dirt and other grime, but a pressure washer easily gives your home’s features a boost in appearance. When pressure washing your siding and deck, use the correct PSI for your type of materials. If you use the incorrect setting, it could damage your siding and deck.  Pressure washing the driveway is also recommended for a fresh look.  

Getting an early start on spring maintenance will prepare your Florida property for a season of warmth and fun! You will love how your home looks and feels when it is spruced up and well-maintained.

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