This year many parts of Bonita as well as the surrounding regions have enjoyed such a mild winter that spring weather seems like it’s just around the corner. This is the time when you can take the advantages of the moderate temperatures to give a start on what you call a yearly spring home maintenance tasks.
The exterior of your house is the most important part that needs special attention, especially after the winter season. Winter can take its toll on different parts of your house exterior including windows, walls, foundations, gutters, and decks. Check your roof to spot any trouble like shingle-shift, cracked or missing shingles, nail-pops and others. All these issues should be addressed to keep your roof at its highest level.
No matter whether you have a wood siding, stucco or brick, you should give a close look to your house exterior walls to look for trouble spots. For example, the areas under the graves and near gutter downspouts. If you find water stains, it normally indicates that your channels are not sufficiently containing roof runoff. In case your exterior walls have wood siding, you can check for openings as well as other damaged areas that have popped out and it makes way for the carpenter ants, and other types of insects that may nest in or burrow through.
You need to spring clean your windows from inside and outside by using any mild detergent or a homemade window cleaner. Rub the surface with a soft cloth. Under any circumstances, you should not use abrasive cleaners or a high-pressure washer since power-wash can damage the mesh on the screens. If there were screen on the windows during the winter, you should clean them with a solution of soap and water. Once done, lay them on a dry surface and air-dry the same before putting them back on.
If you have masonry chimneys in your house exterior, you should check the joints between brick or stones. Check whether there is any vegetation growing out of them since it signals water infiltration. Sometimes, you can find white calcium like deposit that actually points out that your masonry joints are no longer preventing water but absorbing it. In this case, you can consider re-sealing the masonry with a high quality, water-resistant barrier material.
For any kinds of home maintenance or information on spring home care, consider hiring professional agencies that offer home maintenance in Bonita.