House Spring Cleaning Checklist
Now that spring is finally here, it’s time to start that annual cathartic ritual: spring-cleaning. Even though the work can seem massive, there’s always a sense of accomplishment after seeing a winter’s worth of dust removed. Also, spring-cleaning is essential for maintaining your home’s resale value. So as you break out the sponges, Swiffer, and bleach, here are things to focus on to clean and maintain your home this spring.
1. Smoke Alarms
Spring isn’t just a time to clean – it’s also an excellent opportunity to inspect and ensure that your home’s safety systems are staying robust. Your smoke alarm system is one of the most important. The National Fire Protection Association recommends that you attend to smoke alarm maintenance at the beginning of every season, but especially after the long winter, when attention to fire safety tends to lag.We’ve all experienced those annoying beeps coming from our ceilings when smoke alarm batteries die out, and now’s the time to take some precautionary measures, replacing those batteries even if the alarms are keeping quiet. The NFPA recommends that you check on the age of your smoke alarms. If they’re more than ten years old, it’s time to have them replaced.If you’re putting your home on the market soon, this is critical. A beeping fire alarm is a major red flag to potential buyers who will feel (appropriately so) that your home isn’t up to fire codes.
This is a perfect time to make sure that your HVAC systems are working properly. Owning a home is always a process of regulating the amount of energy expended in the home, and almost half of the energy is used for heating and cooling. Retaining the integrity of your HVAC system is critical to ensuring your home is energy efficient for the warm months ahead. Give your HVAC guy a call. It’s always best to have a pro take care of this critical issue.
3. Check your water heater
In addition to your HVAC system, your water heater is another fundamental element of your home’s overall “wellness.” After a long winter, sediment can build up in your water heater. This is an ideal time to flush the water heater to get rid of that sediment build-up, which can reduce the efficiency of the water-heating unit.
If you’re a seasoned DIY home repair person, you might be able to manage these maintenance projects yourself, but we recommend having these types of things done by a seasoned professional.
The beginning of spring is the perfect time to attend to these home maintenance issues. But, doing so isn’t without its costs. If you’re getting ready to list your house, these are more than just spring-cleaning projects. They’re essential to get your house ready to put on the market. If you’re up to your ears preparing to list the house – it may just be better to let Homevestors take the house off your hands. Contact us today at Homevestors.com to consult with one of our real estate experts.
Source: We Buy Ugly Houses