Preparing Your House For Spring

Posted on: 26 February 2018

The end of winter is the perfect time to give your home a once-over. Keep an eye out for any damage it sustained over the winter and give it a good cleaning to get ready for a beautiful spring and a lazy summer spent outdoors. 

Walk the Perimeter

Take a walk around the outside of your home, looking for obvious signs of winter damage that should be repaired right away. Ice and snow on the roof can sometimes damage gutters or even pull them away from the house. Take a look at your gutters and make sure that they're still securely in place.

Next, make sure that there's no peeling paint on your home because peeling paint can allow moisture to seep into the wood and cause rot. If paint is peeling, it's time for a new paint job. If your home has vinyl siding, look for cracks caused by falling ice or tree limbs. Cracks should be repaired as soon as possible. And if your vinyl siding looks a little dingy after a long winter, hire a pressure washing services company to give it a little spring cleaning.

Take a look at your driveway and front walkway to see if any cracks formed during the winter. If they did, get them filled because next winter, they'll fill with water, that water will freeze and expand, and the cracks will get bigger. If there are no cracks, consider hiring a pressure washing services company like X-Stream Power Washing Plus LLC to clean all the dirt and mildew from them and then seal them so you won't have to worry about cracks forming in the future. 


Before planting, be sure to clear any leaves or dead plant material from your flower beds. If you leave dead material there, it can add excess moisture to your flower beds, negatively affecting the health of anything you plant. Once the dead material is removed, consider amending the soil with your favorite natural fertilizer and covering the soil with a layer of mulch before planting.

Hire a service to trim your trees or take on the task yourself. Trees can sustain a lot of damage from snow and ice and any dead or diseased tree limbs should be removed before they affect the health of the tree, fall on their own or are torn from the tree in a fast-moving summer storm. Now take a look at your lawn. Give it a deep raking, fertilize it and seed any thin or bald patches. Now you're all ready for spring!