Ah, spring. The birds are singing and the flowers are blooming, which means it’s the perfect time to sit inside and catch up on Game of Thrones. Just kidding, get out to your backyard and enjoy the beautiful weather! But before you do, make sure you follow these tips to ensure that your home has safely recovered from the winter.
Hazard-proof your roof!
As we in New England know all too well, winter storms can cause havoc on your rooftop. Check your shingles for wear and tear because some of them may need to be replaced. And don’t forget everyone’s favorite activity, cleaning out your gutters! Remove all debris that may have built up and look for signs of damage and bending. If you don't have a sturdy ladder, call a professional who will get the job done safely.
What makes you tick?
Who doesn’t love hanging in the backyard on a perfect summer day? But if you’re not careful, you’ll be sharing your yard with your not-so-friendly neighbors: ticks. Ticks can carry dangerous diseases and love to latch onto you and your pets. Considering getting a spray treatment by a professional and check your family regularly for ticks.
Some don’t like it hot
Can you imagine sitting through 90 degree weather without an Air Conditioner? We can’t. Replace the dirty air filters on the A/C so you’re not in the hot seat all summer. Speaking of hot, 15,000 fires are caused every year by built-up lint in dryers. Why don’t you run and check them right now. Go ahead. We’ll wait.
Smooth roads or a bumpy ride?
Listen, nobody appreciates cruising down the highway with the windows down more than Arbella. Even more so, nobody appreciates a safe, well cared-for vehicle more than us. Do us just a few favors: Check your tires for uneven wear, get your fuel system cleaned, and make sure you have plenty of quality motor oil. You’ll be glad you did.
For more tips to prepare your car and home for springtime, check out our infographic.