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Spring Preparation Tips for Home Owners

Spring Preparation Tips for Home Owners

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The arrival of spring means that there are lots of cleaning projects that need attention around the home. Winter weather can really cause property to look dull and weathered both inside and out, which means that homeowners need to be vigilant about home preparation for spring once warmer weather arrives.

Porches and decks

can start to show signs of mold and mildew when spring rains arrive.  Power washing them with a special detergent will help remove stains. Smaller stains in between railings and on stairs might require hand scrubbing with a solution that is one part bleach to six parts water.

Exterior windows

often show signs of streaking after a harsh winter. Rinsing them with a garden hose, followed by the use of a commercial window cleaning product will shine them up nicely. A long-handled squeegee can remove the excess water and detergent so the windows will be sparkling clean.

Strong winter winds can cause a great deal of tree limbs and leaves to fall in the yard. Homeowners should pick up these limbs before mowing for the first time each season. Using a for this job creates mulch which can be used in landscaping beds or mixed with other yard waste and turned into compost.

Home preparation for spring should include thoroughly cleaning large appliances. Vacuuming refrigerator coils helps to remove dust that has built up on them. Try running an empty cycle through dishwashers and washing machines in order to remove any accumulated dirt from inside them. A solution of dish soap, baking soda and sea salt is ideal for cleaning ovens. Using a special vacuum attachment, homeowners can reach into the vent of a dryer and remove any lint that has built up inside it.

When mud and snow are tracked in on carpets, these rugs can really take a beating, and for this reason, spring is the ideal time for cleaning them . Individuals can either rent a carpet-cleaning machine and complete this task themselves, or hire a professional company to do it for them. Either way, pre-treating stains on the carpet will help it look cleaner and fresher once the project is complete.

Window blinds

may accumulate a great deal of dust, especially in homes that have wood stoves in them. To clean, remove these fixtures and place on a tarp outside, spray with a garden hose and then use a solution of mild detergent and water, scrub gently with a soft-bristled brush until clean and then allow them to dry naturally before hanging them up again.

Home preparation for spring takes only a little time to complete, but can make a big difference in the way a home looks. Sprucing up a home can also be good for one’s morale, as it is an instant mood booster to those who perform these projects.

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