Wednesday, April 09, 2014
Getting Your Imperial, MO Home Ready For Spring
Getting Your Imperial MO.,Home Ready for Spring/Summer
Once the snow thaws and the temperatures begin to climb, homeowners are often glad that they no longer have to worry about the winter maintenance such as shoveling snow. Spring has its own challenges with the season's thunderstorms. When summer approaches, the cares of homeowners turn to the air conditioning to contend with high temperatures. Here are some home maintenance tips from a Realtor to help the homeowner be prepared for the upcoming seasons and protect the value of the real estate.
The rain associated with springtime can quickly show any roof failures with telltale brown stains on the ceilings. Before the stains show, the underlying wood may be compromised. In order to prevent the cosmetic issues and potential rotting wood, the homeowner should consider doing a thorough examination of the roofing and flashing around chimneys.
Moisture also can cause problems when it enters around doors and windows. This moisture can become trapped in the walls and breed mold. Homeowners can help prevent this problem by checking and repairing the caulking around the windows and doors
Ceiling fans should be cleaned and adjusted to rotate counter-clockwise. The counter-clockwise movement of the fan blades directs the air downward to cool the room. Blinds and curtains may be used to block the sunlight in the heat of the day.
Spring is the ideal time to change the filters for the air conditioners and test them. If there is a problem with an air conditioning system, a homeowner can have the system repaired quickly and easily in early spring. Once the summer months arrive and the air conditioner is put to use, the repair services may be in high demand. This can cause a significant delay in getting the necessary repairs. Avoid the hassle and check your air conditioner early.
Animals become more active in the St. Louis, MO area. While the birds may be a welcome sight after the long winter, termites and other insects are not. The increased insect activity may make a call to the exterminator necessary. Many exterminator services offer low-cost or even free inspections for pests. Early detection is important to avoid damage to the home.
Real estate is an important investment. There are many small tasks that can be done to protect the home. Many homeowners choose to check their smoke detectors in spring. Cleaning and testing all the smoke detectors in the home does not take much time. However, there are few jobs more important than doing so.
It is common for homeowners to take advantage of the higher temperatures to catch up on the landscaping needs that have had to wait through the winter months of St. Louis, MO. As the weather becomes warmer, the homeowner may want to consider planting a bush to shade any outside air conditioning units
Many people consider the spring and summer months to be the most pleasant of the year though the rain and heat brings new challenges. The homeowners in St. Louis, MO can be ready for the upcoming weather by following these home maintenance tips
For more Spring Tips or a quality contract contact Frank & Laurie at HOMES OF ST. LOUIS