10 Tips to Get Your Home Ready for Spring

1. Clean the Windows

Before you dash outside to begin washing your windows, be sure you choose a dry, cloudy day for this task. Washing windows in the sunshine will leave hard-to-remove streaks, and who wants that after a day of window washing?

2. Tune Up Your Air Conditioner

Your air conditioner is an important piece of equipment in your home that oftentimes goes unnoticed (not to mention is taken for granted) — until it stops working. Utah is a desert, which means summertime temps can reach into the 100s…that’s not the time you want you’re A/C unit dying on you.

3. Clean the Gutters

Cleaning your gutters on your home is recommended twice per year. Heavy rains are common in spring and summer, so preparing now will keep your downspouts clear for those big storms.

4. Tidy Up the Garage

When you live in Salt Lake City, salt and dirt from the winter roads get tracked into your garage, leaving residue and stains. Once spring hits, thoroughly sweep out your garage to clear out the debris.

5. Clean Faucets and Showerheads

Hard water and calcium buildup can cause havoc on household faucets and showerheads. Plugged outlets cause the water flow to slow, and the spray isn’t as effective. Clean clogs by unscrewing the faucet aerators and showerheads and letting them soak for a couple of hours in a bowl filled with equal parts vinegar and water.

6. Clear Away Drain Clogs

As homeowners, it’s common to ignore things like slow drains or backed up sinks, because they eventually drain and aren’t that big of an inconvenience. But ignoring these clogged drains could cause bigger issues in the long run. Don’t ignore those slow drains.

7. Replace Smoke Detector Batteries

In order to maintain smoke detectors and carbon monoxide alarms in your home, it’s important that you replace the batteries once or twice per year. Replacing batteries will ensure the units are working properly and they will protect you and your family from fire or carbon monoxide poisoning.

8. Deep Clean Appliances

Springtime is a great time to give your household kitchen appliances a good clean out and scrub down. In the colder months, people are often cooking more at home, and ovens and refrigerators often have spills and stains that are overlooked.

9. Refresh Your Closet

Once the warmer weather starts to appear, it’s time to move spring and summer clothing items to the front of your closet. Stow away winter items such as boots and sweaters — if you can put them in the attic or basement to save closet space, even better.

10. Prepare Your Outdoor Spaces

If you have an outdoor patio or deck, your outdoor furniture has likely collected dirt and dust over the colder months and is in need of a good cleaning. Remove the cushions and wipe down your tables and chairs with a mixture of warm water and dishwashing liquid soap. Rinse the furniture with a hose and let the pieces air dry.

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