Spring is in the air! Actually, here in Texas it’s been in the air off and on for the past month. With the coming of Spring also comes along a few maintenance items for homeowners. As your trusted Texas insurance agency, we want to go beyond providing good home insurance; we want to make sure you have the information you need to keep your home in good condition.
Here are a few Spring maintenance reminders that will insure your home is prepared for the upcoming season:
1. Clean the gutters
April is next up in on the monthly calendar and we all know what it brings:
April showers. Remove all debris from gutters and check for leaks to insure proper drainage.
2. Check your roof
Give your roof a onceover for missing shingles or damage. If roof replacement seems to be in your near future, go ahead and start
3. Tune up the A/C unit
As Texans, you know that we have to jump on this one sooner rather than later. Yes, you want to change the filters and clean the air purifier, but also calling an A/C professional to properly service the unit will insure that you are prepared for the summer. The latter should be done on a regular basis to make sure that your unit is running efficiently.
4. Check the trimmings
Exposed wood during spring rains makes your home more susceptible to damage. Inspect the trim around windows, doors, railings and patio areas. Also, make sure caulk lines are well-sealed.
5. Examine concrete for cracks
Check your foundation as well as driveway and sidewalks for cracking. Repair with concrete crack filler or silicone caulk.
For repairs beyond your scope, check out the Contractor’s listing on our Dagley Partner’s Page. We love our clients and along with sound advice and service regarding Texas insurance, we want to make sure our homeowners are prepared for the season.
If you have Spring maintenance tips that you would like to share, please leave a comment.