When most people think about spring cleaning they think about the inside of the home. While spring cleaning the inside of your home is important, what about the outside of your Utah home, especially your sprinkler system? Long, cold winters can wreck the sprinkler system of a house in Utah if proper sprinkler maintenance wasn’t followed during the previous fall.
Below are some spring maintenance tips for inside and outside your home in Utah.
Inside Home Maintenance
- As the weather changes to warmer temperatures, it is important to make sure that your windows are in good working condition and are properly sealed. Check that all windows function properly, do not have any cracks, and that they shut tightly. Clean window tracks repair or replace rubber seals and fittings that may have dried out or worn during winter. Stopping unwanted air leaking in or out of your home will help decrease your energy bills.
- Make sure your air conditioning system is clean and is inspected once a year. See to it to change your filter every three months, or according to manufacturers instructions, to keep your unit functioning well.
Outside Home Maintenance
- Remove leaves or any other clutter that builds up in gutters and downspouts.
- Tighten any loose gutters that have pulled away from fittings or your roof.
- Seal any gaps or leaks in rain gutter systems with the proper epoxy. Reattach gutters if ever it has been pulled away from its proper place and run a hose on your roof to ensure proper drainage. If there are certain leaks, dry the area and use epoxy to seal the hole.
- Clean siding using a pressure washer to minimize unwanted mold growth and to extend the life of the siding.
- Check wood surfaces for worn paint. Sand away loose paint and re-apply paint as needed.
- Replace any broken or worn window and door screens as well as fix any damaged seals.
- Test and repair/replace sprinkler heads and piping as needed.