Insights, Tips, and Tales

Total Home Spring Cleaning Checklist!

_ëîé_1

Total Home Spring Cleaning Checklist!

Come springtime, the days are longer and temperatures are just right for throwing open the windows and doing a little spring cleaning! It isn’t just a great time to clean out your closets; it’s a great time to give your house some sprucing, inside and out! Below is a great start to a spring preventative maintenance checklist!

Lawn & Garden

  • Rake out the last of the winter leaves and debris.
  • Lay fresh pine straw or mulch.
  • Check outdoor faucets and hoses for leaks.
  • Service your lawn equipment. Drain old fuel, change the oil, and sharpen the blades.
  • If you are planning to hire a lawn care and landscape service, now is the time to sign up or renew your contract!

Exterior of Your Home

  • Inspect the outside of your home for cracks in the concrete, façade, and foundation. Check for standing water. Make plans to have these repairs done before the weather turns rainy.
  • Everyone’s favorite task clean the gutters! Rotten wood on the eaves is almost always traced back to a leaking gutter seam. This most often occurs where two sections are joined together, usually in the corners. A simple fix is to make sure that all gutter seams are properly caulked in addition to keeping them cleaned out.
  • Pressure wash your home’s façade, sidewalks, and decking. Dirt and grime can slowly damage paint and stonework.
  • Paint and stain any peeling or chipping areas, protecting your home and decking from water damage and rot.
  • Again, if you are planning to hire a professional, now is the time!

Interior of Your Home

  • Clean dust and debris from refrigerator coils, inspecting ice maker supply lines.
  • Clean out dryer vents to improve the safety and performance of your appliance.
  • Have your HVAC unit, ducts, and vents serviced.
  • Check your water pressure regulator. Every home has one, and it is designed to control water pressure from the street to your appliances and fixtures. Most household plumbing fixtures are designed to operate in the 40 PSI range anything over 40 PSI could result in damage and leaks. Annually checking your regulator is a great preventive measure!
  • Check your plumbing, ceilings, and walls for signs of water leaks. Also, Have these repairs made in a timely manner to avoid prolonged damage.
  • Check your smoke alarms, carbon monoxide detectors, and fire extinguishers.
  • Scheduling Tips

Be ahead of the seasons. Make your list according to the seasons. No one wants to paint the exterior of a home in the middle of summer. If you plan to use professional services, like Waynes, to tackle some of your tasks, beat the crowd and schedule your services early.

Create a schedule that works for you. Use a scheduling tool that sends reminders and allows you to easily share tasks with other people. As the adage goes, “Many hands make light work.”

Break Tasks Into Categories

Separating tasks can help you visualize and prioritize. We recommend breaking it down into indoor, exterior, and lawn and landscape tasks. Include in each section plans for bathroom remodels, adding landscaping, or adding an outdoor patio.

We understand finding the time is nearly impossible, but you’ve invested so much already and preventative maintenance will help to reduce potential future stressors. Don’t let 2019 be the year of home emergencies, give Waynes a call. We have a general maintenance program that can take the guess-work out of caring for and remodeling your home. Call us today at 1-866-WAYNES-1.

Latest from Waynes Blog

What’s the Buzz about Termite Swarms?

Termite swarms can be a scary sight if you spot one near your home. But what exactly are they? In this blog post, we’ll go over what termite swarms are, why they happen, and what to do if you see one. What are Termite Swarms? Termite swarms are a part of the reproductive cycle of…

Learn More >

Waynes Pest Control Acquires Bugs B Gone (Miss.)

Waynes Pest Control recently completed a merger with Bugs B Gone to expand our footprint in the Mississippi area. Through the existing Bugs B Gone Team and others who will commit to serve as we grow, Waynes will continue to provide the same local support and quality service you have come to expect from Bugs…

Learn More >

4 Tips to Tick-proof Your Home

Ticks are more than just annoying pests. They can carry diseases like Lyme disease and Rocky Mountain Spotted Fever, posing health risks to you and your pets. What makes ticks tricky is their size; they’re small and hard to spot. They can stay on you or your pet for days without being noticed, even if…

Learn More >

One Tree Planted: Our Lawn Care Partnership

As Arbor Day approaches, it’s time to celebrate the beauty and importance of trees in our world. Trees are not just providers of oxygen, clean air, and shade; they’re also crucial in combating climate change. At Waynes Pest Control, we value the role of trees in our ecosystem and are proud to announce our partnership…

Learn More >

Pest-Free Paws: Top Tricks to Deter Fleas & Ticks

Fleas and ticks are irritating little guys that can cause serious issues for your pets if left untreated. This blog gives a quick overview of fleas and ticks and offers a few tips on how to keep them at bay with a bit of preventative action. The 411 on Ticks & Fleas Ticks undergo a…

Learn More >

Your Spring Green-Up: Factors and Strategies for a Lush Lawn

Spring is here, and it’s time to say goodbye to those snow shovels (well, not really for us Southerners). Now, let’s shift our focus to something more appropriate for us fair-weather folks – your lawn! The key to kicking off spring lawn care is giving it the chance to wake up slowly with the warmer…

Learn More >

4 Tips to Help Safeguard Your Home Against Termite Infestations

Warmer weather means it’s time to enjoy spring and summer gatherings with friends and family! But there are some guests that you probably don’t want to invite over: termites. Termites will begin to swarm soon, and as they do, they may decide that your house is the perfect place to crash. So, what you can…

Learn More >

How to Get Your Lawn Spring-Ready

Spring is here, and it’s time to say goodbye to those snow shovels (well, not really for us Southerners). Now, let’s shift our focus to something more appropriate for us fair-weather folks – your lawn! The key to kicking off spring lawn care is giving it the chance to wake up slowly with the warmer…

Learn More >

termites-blog-cover

Why is Your Home a Termite Target?

Why is Your Home a Termite Target? Termites are called the silent destroyers for a reason. They are notorious for causing a lot of damage in a short a

Learn More >

Scroll to Top