Spring Cleaning Tips

Scottsdale homeSpring is upon us and with warmer weather comes the perfect opportunity to get your home in tip-top shape with some seasonal maintenance. Spring is not only a great time for cleaning and organizing, it’s also the perfect time to check on major systems and features of your home to ensure everything is running properly. Whether you’re getting your home ready to sell, or looking to keep your home up to date on its annual maintenance, here are some suggested spring cleaning around the home:

Replace Air Filters
HVAC technicians suggest changing your air filter once every month, but many home owners forget to abide by these recommendations. Changing your air filter regularly not only help with air circulation in your home, but it can help lower your air conditioning bill, decrease allergy symptoms and increase the lifespan of your air conditioning system. Spring is the perfect time to switch air filters for fresh air all season long.

Test Smoke Alarms
As you do your spring cleaning, take a minute to test your smoke detectors and carbon monoxide monitors. This is a quick and easy task that can save your life.  Experts recommend changing batteries at least twice a year to be safe.

Clean Gutters
Slip some gloves and pitch a ladder to clean out your gutter. Over the fall and winter, different materials can get caught in the gutter, causing wear and tear on your gutters and blocking the drainage of water.

Wash Windows
Before you crack your windows open on that first seasonal spring day, take some time to wash your exterior windows. There are services companies that can do the job for you, or purchase a squeegee and get them done yourself over the weekend.

Pest Control Treatment
With rising temperature comes an increase in termites and unwanted pests that can damage your home. Take preventative maintenance to ensure the “spring swarm” doesn’t harm your home.

Spring is a great time to sell your home.  Do you know the value of your home?

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