Tips To Get Your House Looking Its Best for Spring

Spring Home Maintenance

While most people think of spring cleaning as cleaning up the inside of their home, when the weather starts heating up it is just as important to check the outside of your home to ensure that it looks its best. Keep these spring home maintenance tips in mind to get the outside of your house looking just as good as the inside.

For your yard:

  • Check for any signs that rodents or other pests are making your home their home as well. Close up any openings your find into your house or under your porch. If you find any more serious issues, consider hiring an exterminator to deal with the problem.
  • Clean out any fallen leaves or other debris filling up your rain gutters. Backed up gutters can easily cause rain water to back up into your house and cause serious damage. This is also the best time to check that your downspouts are facing away from your house.
  • Trim any tree branches that are hanging over your roof or are too close to utility wires. Also, make sure to remove any dead trees to ensure that they do not fall down and damage your house.
  • Check your porches and balconies for any loose boards or railings that could be very dangerous. Fix any damaged areas as soon as possible.

For your windows, roof, and siding:

  • Look at your roof and check for signs of damaged or missing shingles. If you find any problem areas, hire a professional to do any repairs.
  • Check your attic to see if there are any signs of water damage, which could include discoloration or visible moisture.
  • Check all of your doors and windows for signs of leaks. Re-caulk any areas that have damaged seals to ensure that the hot spring and summer temperatures stay outside.

When looking over your homeowner’s insurance this season, contact Brown & Brown Insurance in Anaheim, California.