With the weather finally warming back up, spring is the perfect time to freshen up your space and tackle those maintenance projects you’ve been putting off.

A lot of these tasks seem inconvenient in the moment, but checking them off your spring cleaning list will pay off in the long run:

  • Clean the gutters. Gutters that aren’t flowing freely can lead to water damage to your roof, siding, and the foundation of your home. If you let a blocked gutter build up, the cost to repair will likely be in the tens of thousands of dollars, depending on the severity of the water damage to your home.
  • Keep up with pest control. Termites, carpenter ants, and other pests can lead to structural damage and health risks. Check your basement and attic for signs of trouble.
  • Get HVAC inspected and cleaned. You should have your HVAC system cleaned and inspected every 3 to 5 years. Regular cleanings lead to better energy efficiency and can help you avoid a pricy breakdown.
  • Add some curb appeal. Take the time before the leaves and flowers come back to trim back bushes and trees and add new plants and flowers.
  • Deep clean areas. It’s a great time to tackle your often-overlooked tasks, like dusting off ceiling fans, washing windows, and rotating mattresses. Make your list, get to work, and then enjoy your freshened-up home!

Checking off your spring cleaning is not only necessary, it’s satisfying and can even lead to some savings!

If you need more tips, or have questions about larger home projects that may need financing, check out MortgageTouch or get in touch with one of our mortgage specialists.