You did it! You bought a home. This is a very exciting time, and everyone here at Clayton is so excited for you! And while we are excited, it’s also our job to make sure you are as informed as possible about your home — including how to take proper care of it.
Performing maintenance year-round is key to keeping your home in good shape, from the inside, out.
Spring & Summer
When the clocks jump forward and the temperatures start to rise, we start enjoying the spring sun’s warmth for the first time since fall. Around this time, it’s easy to turn your attention outside toward your lawn and garden and ignore things going on with your home. But while it is important to properly maintain your lawn to get that beautiful shade of green, it’s also critical to clean your gutters and spouts for the rainy days ahead to avoid unwanted water leaks in your home.
You’ll also want to inspect the outside of your home, including the roof, siding and air conditioning unit, for any damage that may have occurred during winter weather. If you do not feel comfortable inspecting your roof or making any necessary repairs yourself, please contact a local professional to help you.
With the good weather also comes pollen, so it is also important to clean your windows, blinds and curtains to prevent pollen and dust build up. Changing your air filter regularly will also help the air quality inside your home.
And don’t forget, when clocks “spring forward” and "fall back" you test your smoke detectors to make sure they are powered and working properly to keep your family safe!
Check out this video to get a more complete list of spring and summer maintenance tips.