Spring Maintenance Tips

Spring Maintenance Tips

It’s hard to believe it’s been a year since the Covid-19 pandemic entered our world. Or, to some, this past year may seem like it was several years long. Either way, March is here and with the rising temperatures and longer days, we’ll soon start to see the first signs of spring.

Before the arrival of April showers, it’s a good time to get started on some spring maintenance tasks to shed the winter layers and give your home a fresh new start.

Groom Your Lawn

Get ready to mow by picking up debris that accumulated on your lawn over the winter. Fill bare spots with grass seed and fertilizer.

Clear Gutters and Downspouts

Prevent damage from spring rains by clearing out debris. Make sure water is diverted away from the home to protect its foundation.

Reseal Exterior Woodwork

Stain or reseal outdoor structures such as wood decks, fences, railings, and pergolas, to keep them in good condition.

Schedule Air-conditioning Service

Make sure your HVAC unit is working before summer arrives. Schedule service, if needed, and don’t forget to regularly change filters.

Clean Carpets and Soft Furnishings

Have carpets cleaned and send out area rugs for professional cleaning. Launder furniture slipcovers, pillow covers, and shower curtains.

Test Smoke and Carbon Monoxide Detectors

Change batteries at least once a year and replace each unit every 7 to 10 years.

Despite the pandemic of the past year, the real estate market has remained strong, with home values growing at a fast pace. After this year of hefty appreciation, if you’d like to find out what your home is worth, contact me for a complimentary comparative market analysis.

Likewise, if you’re in the market to buy a new property, just let me know how I can help.

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The team at Denise Ramey Real Estate has extensive experience in the local market in Central Virginia and the Charlottesville area, allowing you to enjoy a more simplified process. We handle everything in-house, from the first steps of your search through to the final details of the transaction. We leverage our extensive network to benefit buyers and sellers alike, ensuring that your transaction is as simple as possible.

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