After a brutal Winter, you might be thinking about what kind of damage your home took on or what you should be on the lookout for. Home maintenance varies across the United States, but in Colorado there are some specific things you should investigate. In this article, we will outline some of the best maintenance tips for Colorado residents to ensure you’re protecting the longevity of your home.
Use this guide to help you plan your warm weather maintenance and take advantage of a beautiful season in Colorado.
Your HVAC Unit – We are lucky in Colorado, temperatures don’t start getting hot until Summer, which means we don’t have to rush to turn our AC on. What you will want to do is get your unit evaluated now, so you’re prepared when the temps shift. There is nothing worse than having a home full of guests, and the AC going out.
Your Roof and Eaves – We saw some pretty sizable snowstorms and cold temperatures this Winter, which might have done some damage to your roof and eaves. Depending on the age of your roof, now might be a great time to have it looked at by a professional who can alert you to any repairs or soft spots that might cause more damage later.
Plan New Landscaping – Green grass in the front and back yards are still a popular option in Colorado. lawns require a significant amount of care and maintenance. If you plan to keep the green grass growing you’ll want to get to the fertilizing portion of your schedule. If you’re considering a change or more sustainable options, now is an excellent time to start researching. Landscaping companies are offering all kinds of different designs that might eliminate some of the long hours you put into your grass every other weekend.
Chimneys and Fireplaces – We love a good Winter fire too, but now that the season is over, we have to clean out those fireplaces and chimneys. These spaces become a fire hazard otherwise. Schedule a sweep and get the fireplace cleaned out, so all you have to do next season is place the logs and light a match.
Home Plumbing Evaluation – A cold Winter places strain on a home’s pipes in Colorado. Do a little investigating of your plumbing and piping throughout the house. Are there any new leaks? Does anything look different or corroded? If you see anything concerning, call your plumber and have them look over your piping throughout the home. This could save you thousands of dollars in repair costs next Winter from a pipe burst.
Check Your Smoke Detectors – As part of your Spring cleaning, put battery replacements and smoke detector checks on your list of to do’s. There is no better way to protect your family from fire, and batteries are cheap.
We hope this has given you a good place to get started on your home maintenance this season. Part of the game of home ownership is caring for your investment. Once you get the “less fun stuff done, you can go shopping for that new back deck patio set.
Have Questions? Contact Me
I’m happy to help! Fill out the form below to send me a message or call 970-367-7255