Spring has here, and it’s time to take care of issues both inside and outside your home. Northern Michigan Escapes believes that being proactive rather than reactive is preferable. Taking care of these concerns before they become a problem will save you hundreds, if not thousands of dollars, according to our 20+ years in the Walloon Lake Property Management business. Here are some spring cleaning ideas for your home.
SERVICE YOUR AIR CONDITIONER
Replace all of the filters and clean the coils. In our hot and humid weather, servicing an AC once a year is essential, and changing your filters on a regular basis will extend the life of the system.
INSPECT THE EXTERIOR PLUMBING
Examine the external plumbing for any damage sustained throughout the winter. This involves a comprehensive inspection of the sprinkler system. A minor leak from a fractured pipe or a leaking hose bib can significantly increase your water cost while also causing moisture problems near your foundation.
Leaves and debris can clog gutters, causing water to back up and leak into the house via the flashing and down the walls. For years, this could go unnoticed. Hidden mold and mildew, as well as roof and eaves damage, can result.
SHRUBS AND TREE TRIMMING
Overgrown bushes can enable wood rot and damage to windows by brushing up against the home, and falling limbs can cause catastrophic roof damage.
CHECK THE CAULK
To avoid water entry, inspect caulking and weather stripping around all windows and doors. It’s also crucial to ensure that any painted surfaces are protected and can endure the summer’s heat and humidity.
INSPECTION OF POOL
If you have a pool, check sure the filter is in good working order. The filter will be more efficient as a result, and the pump will be less stressed. It will also purify the water and help to prevent algal problems. Northern Michigan Escapes has you covered if you detect something wrong and don’t feel comfortable performing the necessary repairs. We can connect you with reputable professionals!