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How to Prepare Your Home & Garden For Spring

Spring preparation will make for a more enjoyable summer!

Spring is just around the corner, and as the weather begins to warm up, it's time to start thinking about preparing your home for the new season.

Here are some tips to help you get started.

1. Clean your gutters

The first thing you should do to prepare your home for spring is to clean your gutters. Over the winter months, leaves, branches, and other debris can accumulate in your gutters, which can cause blockages and prevent water from draining properly. This can lead to water damage, which can be costly to repair.

To clean your gutters, you'll need a ladder, a pair of gloves, and a bucket. Start by removing any large debris from the gutters by hand, and then use a hose to flush out any remaining debris. Make sure the downspouts are clear, and that water is flowing freely through them.

Be cautious when climbing a ladder and working at heights.  If you feel apprehensive about taking on this task please call Owl Key PM so that we can support you with our qualified and experienced trades people.    

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2. Inspect your roof

Winter weather can take a toll on your roof, so it's important to inspect it for any damage before the spring rain starts. Look for any missing or damaged shingles, and check for any signs of water damage or leaks.

If you're not comfortable climbing on your roof, hire a professional to do the inspection for you. They can also make any necessary repairs to ensure your roof is in good condition for the spring and summer months.

Similar to cleaning your home's gutters, if you are inexperienced working at heights, ensure to call Owl Key PM.  We work with the best and most experienced trades people in the industry.  Owl Key PM is here to support you.

Alexa Young, Product Manager

3. Check Your Windows and Doors

 

Check your windows and doors for any cracks or gaps that may have developed over the winter. This can cause drafts and allow cool air to escape, which can increase your energy bills. It's also important to make sure your windows and doors are properly sealed to prevent any water from entering.

If you do find any cracks or gaps, use caulk or weatherstripping to seal them. This will help with energy-efficiency throughout the spring and summer months.

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Heater Monitoring

     

4. Service Your HVAC System

 

Spring is the perfect time to have your HVAC system serviced. This will ensure that your system is running efficiently and can help prevent any breakdowns during the hot summer months. A professional HVAC technician can clean and inspect your system, check the refrigerant levels, and make any necessary repairs.

In addition to having your HVAC system serviced, it's important to change your air filters regularly. This will help improve the air quality in your home and can also help your system run more efficiently.

5. Check Your Outdoor Furniture

 

Before you start using your outdoor furniture, it's important to give it a good cleaning. Use a mild detergent and water to clean your furniture, and then rinse it off with a hose. If your furniture has any stains or mildew, use a mixture of water and bleach to clean it.'

Once your furniture is clean, inspect it for any damage. If you find any cracks or broken pieces, it may be time to replace them. If your furniture is in good condition, apply a protective coat of wax or sealant to help protect it from the elements.

Alexa Young, Product Manager

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Gardening

 

6. Prep Your Garden

 

Spring is the perfect time to start planting your garden, but before you do, it's important to prep your garden beds. Start by removing any debris or dead plants,  then add a layer of compost or other organic matter to the soil.

Once your garden beds are prepped, you can start planting your seeds and seedlings. Be sure to choose plants that are appropriate for your climate and soil conditions.

Alexa Young, Product Manager

We can help with any maintenance your house may need.  Call us today.

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What sets Owl Key PM aside from the rest, is the fact that our staff are Engineers and Trades People experienced in home renovations.  Everything from leaks to broken appliances, we're known for addressing issues that arise at the properties we manage immediately.

 

We also pride ourselves on our routine home inspections that are so thorough, we can recognize and address issues before they arise.  

 

Contact us today for a free, no obligation quote. 

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