Prepping Your House for Warm Weather

If you’re like most folks, you’ve probably had enough of winter and are looking forward to spring and summer! If so, now’s the time to start preparing your home! For example, if you plan on having a garden and are starting from seed, you should have your seeds planted indoors and on their way to germinating. This will give them plenty of time to grow and harden off before going in the ground. If you live in an area where the threat of snow has passed or is non-existent, take a walk around your yard and property and clear away any debris. This is also a good time to examine walkways and decks for any damage, and too give your house a good look over. Check the foundation for cracks, the roof for any missing or damaged tiles, and the siding for any issues.

If your home is in need of a paint job, start now while the weather is still cool and dry. If you wait until the summer heat, not only will the job be a lot more unpleasant, but the humidity may cause problems with the paint. Check your windows for signs of rot and your screens for any damage. If you find any, take them to your local window repair shop, where they can be fixed for a very reasonable fee. It’s important to make sure your windows are in good shape now and in summer to keep your energy bills down.

 Don’t wait until the temps are soaring to pull out your air conditioners and/or fans and give them a good look over. It’s smart to make sure they are in good working order before you actually need them. The same goes for your generator. The spring and summer months bring severe weather with them and you need to make sure your generator can be relied on. So pull it out and inspect it carefully for any damage. If you find it needs service, check out generac generator service Spring TX. While you’re at it, check all of your emergency supplies to make sure they are ready in case you need them. Test flashlights, weather radios and lanterns. If you have supplies such as non-perishable foods and water on hand, check them too and toss any that is expired or just doesn’t look or smell right.  With a little preparation you’ll be all set to enjoy the warm weather months and be ready for any emergency!