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6 Apr, 2021
BY The Lisa Mullins Team

Spring is one of the most inspiring times of the entire year. From the warmer temperatures to the longer hours of sunlight, it’s one season that makes you feel like anything is possible. One of the ways the crew here at the Lisa Mullins Team likes to channel this springtime energy is home maintenance. Whether you’re looking to sell or not, it’s always a good idea to perform regular inspections, upgrades, and repairs on both the interior and exterior of your home. 

To assist you in keeping your home in perfect condition, we’ve put together a checklist of crucial home maintenance tasks you should complete this spring and every year to come!

Schedule a Roof Inspection

After a long, snowy, frosty winter, it’s a good idea to take a look at your roof. While there are specific issues you can look for from the safety of the ground, such as missing or damaged shingles or flashing, some areas of your roof may require the services of an experienced roof contractor. Hiring a professional to check your roof is a great way to stay ahead of potential issues and keep your roof in beautiful condition.

Clean Out Your Gutters

While this task should be performed at least twice a year, cleaning out your gutters in the spring is critical. After months of snow and ice followed by spring showers, you want to avoid blockages and damages. Clean out leaves and other debris that may have found its way into your gutter system and check for any broken gutters or missing parts to your system. Staying on top of gutter maintenance helps prevent potentially costly home repairs or renovations caused by water damage.

Freshen Your Garbage Disposal

When was the last time you thought about the state of your garbage disposal? Even though it likely doesn’t cross your mind often, your disposal needs a good cleaning at least once a year to prevent uninviting smells from lingering in your kitchen. Adding lemon juice or oil to the water in an ice tray, letting it freeze, then running the cubes through your disposal. This will help wash away lingering debris and give your garbage disposal a welcome burst of lemon scent.

Tune-Up Your HVAC System

The milder temperatures of spring are an excellent opportunity to get your cooling system serviced. Check and change your air conditioner’s filters, give your unit a nice wash, and double-check fan blades are in good condition to keep your home feeling comfortable even on the hottest days of summer.

Wash Your Siding

Keeping the exterior of your home sparkling clean, whether you’re getting ready to welcome potential buyers or are preparing to spend your summer days out in the yard, is essential. Give your home’s siding a good powerwash to clean up dirt and moss build-up. 

While sprucing your home up this spring, consider getting in touch with the Lisa Mullins Team to get an estimate on how much you could sell your home for. Our real estate team has successfully helped hundreds of families across the Northwest Indiana area sell their homes for a great price. Call or send our NWI realtors a message to learn more about how we can assist you.

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