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The winter months are slowly coming to an end as the early signs of spring start to emerge. And if you’ve been trapped in the cold for too long, you probably can’t wait for long hours of sunshine to hit your home again.
Before the warmth finally settles, you must ensure your home is in perfect condition for the new season. Now is the right time to check for any damage that may have occurred during the winter months and make necessary repairs. These tips should help you prepare your home for spring.
Add a timer to your central heating system
Many wonder whether they should keep their home’s heating system on or off during spring. Of course, if your home is still cold during spring, it’s best to keep your heating on; but that’ll mean consuming more energy. Your best option is to consider alternative ways to heat your home. For example, you can use wood or heating oil. But if you need to rely on your boiler or central heating system, consider adding a timer. This way, the heating can turn on when the temperature drops and off during a temperature rise. However, have an expert central heating service check your heating system to ensure the winter weather hasn’t caused any damage.
Inspect your bricks
If you live in a brick home, you must thoroughly inspect it after winter. Brick walls can decay over time, and cold weather can hasten that process. And the last thing you want is to deal with hefty repair costs for failing to spot winter damages on your brick walls. Start by checking whether spring rain and snowmelt are draining away your structure. If they are, you may have grading issues. Also, look for signs of chipping, spalling, crumbling, cracking, and other defects. If you notice any sign of damage, your best option is to call an expert in brick construction to help you assess the damage and identify the right repairs.
Clean out and air your home thoroughly
In the early stages of spring, you can expect the weather to get a little warmer. And this is the best time to clean out and air your home. Start by opening your windows and doors once the beginning of the spring season hits to air your interior. That’s because, at this early stage, you wouldn’t have to worry about pollen getting thick in the air and making its way into your home. And with your windows open, start cleaning out your home’s interior, focusing on your woollen carpets, curtains, furniture, faucets, outlets, etc.
Check your smoke alarms
If you have smoke alarms in your home, start testing them to ensure they’re in perfect working condition. Doing this may be pretty straightforward, but it’s very important. Also, test your carbon monoxide detectors if you have any. Be sure to replace the batteries in your smoke and carbon monoxide detectors with newer ones if you never changed them during the winter months.