With melting winter snow, the spring often brings rain. However, if you aren’t prepared, that rain and cause water damage that can wreak havoc on your home. Because of this, there are a few home maintenance projects that you need to take care of before the rain comes. Use this home maintenance checklist to prepare your home for the rainy season.
Schedule AC Maintenance
If your area receives a lot of rain, you will find that you probably will be spending a lot of time indoors. Because of this, you need to make sure that your HVAC system is working properly. You don’t want to be uncomfortable while you are stuck inside. You should schedule AC maintenance before the rainy season. A technician will clean your air handler and outdoor unit. They will also recharge the coolant levels if needed. Additionally, make sure you change out the filters regularly, especially if anyone in your home suffers from allergies.
Inspect Your Roof
One of the most important things that you should do before the rainy season is to take care of any issues with your roof. You can easily inspect your roof yourself. If you don’t want to climb up on your roof, grab a pair of binoculars. Look for areas where it appears that there is damage or loose shingles. If you see any problems or if you want to ensure that your roof is in perfect shape, have a residential roofing professional perform a complete inspection of your roof for you.
Clean Your Gutters
Your gutters are vital for keeping your home in good condition, because they redirect water away from the foundation of your home. If they don’t drain properly, they can cause a whole host of problems. Pooling water can damage your roof, foundation, and the walls of your home. It’s not uncommon for gutters to get debris such as leaves and twigs stuck in them. Fortunately, you can clean them yourself. You will need to climb up a ladder in order to get high enough to clean your gutters. Make sure you have a friend or family member to help you with this.
Trim Your Trees
When it rains, it may be windy as well. This wind can cause tree branches to snap, and they can end up flying into your home, breaking windows and damaging your roof. You can help prevent this from happening by trimming your trees before the rainy season. If your rainy season tends to last a long time, you will need to trim your trees back quite a bit.
Before the rainy months come, you need to do a few things in order to prepare. By utilizing the checklist above, you can ensure that your property can withstand all the rain that your area will receive. While it may take some time to get everything completed, it will be worth it in order to ensure that your home is fully prepared.