Have you already completed your spring cleaning this year? What about your outdoor spring maintenance? If the exterior of your property looks a little worse for wear after winter in Wisconsin, you are not alone! Luckily, with a few simple DIY steps, you can easily spruce up your yard in time to celebrate the warm spring weather. As you prepare to tackle a bit of outdoor spring cleaning, we suggest that you keep your home insurance policy in mind as well to make sure you know what is covered and avoid any accidents.
Your Spring Home Maintenance To-Do List
Windows and Doors
Let the sunshine into your home by removing months of winter gunge build-up by thoroughly cleaning the glass on all your windows and doors. In addition to leftover winter residue, keeping your windows clean can help to remove spring pollen that may cause seasonal allergies. Tackle this job on an overcast day if possible so that the sun doesn’t leave streaks behind.
Clear Out the Garage
It’s time to bite the bullet and clear out some space in your garage. Get rid of those old boxes that have been sitting around since the holidays and free up room for your favorite warm-weather accessories like bikes, gardening tools and more. If you haven’t used an item for more than a year, toss it or donate it to someone who will put it to use. Want to make your garage into a more comfortable and functional space? Go the extra mile by sealing and painting the floor or build storage shelves to help keep things organized.
Prepare for spring weather by clearing out any dirt and debris from your gutters that may have built up over the winter. As you clean, look for any signs of damage like cracks or broken brackets. Pay special attention to your downspouts as well to make sure that everything will be able to flow easily as the rainy season hits Shawano and the surrounding areas.
Give any outdoor structures like garden sheds, fences, decks, and pools a good once over. Look for any signs that the cold winter weather may have damaged these structures. If you notice any cracks, rotting wood, loose boards, etc., make sure that you take the time to make any necessary repairs before the weather starts to heat up. If you notice any major damage due to inclement winter weather, check your home insurance policy to see if repairs may be covered.
Enjoy a Safe and Happy Spring Season
With a few simple DIY cleaning and maintenance steps, you can ensure that the interior and exterior of your home is safe and ready for a busy spring season. Want to make sure you have the right level of home insurance coverage to protect all of your hard work? Contact Feivor Insurance Agency online to learn more about the benefits of investing in comprehensive insurance protection and request a quote today.