Spring is the most beautiful season of the year, revealing the first leaves and flowers of a new cycle. Winter too is beautiful, but with its severity comes a lot of damage that should be immediately dealt with in spring so that the house and the garden unit are ready for any situation. Spring is the time to inspect everything thoroughly to set things right and avoid letting problems propagate into something ugly in future. Here are some maintenance tips to help get the house and its functioning back on track.
INSPECT AND FIX THE ROOF AND THE CHIMNEY.
Strong, leak proof roofs are not just needed in winters. In areas that get heavy snowfall, the roof structure is prone to rust and damage during long winters. The roof structure should be thoroughly inspected at the onset of spring to avoid unpredictable leakage during the rest of the year. Leakage can lead to growth of mold under the roof that can further rot and damage the roof. Chimneys overlooking the fireplaces that are used extensively during the winters should be checked for any cracks to avoid the leakage of snow within the house.
FIX DAMAGES DONE TO THE CONCRETE STRUCTURE.
The extreme weather conditions during the winter can cause considerable damage to the concrete of any house. Such harsh conditions and wet weather can degrade the concrete structure and cause it to crack. It is imperative that the structure be checked thoroughly after winters to avoid the cracks getting wider making the structure weak and dangerous. In towns like Kent and Maidstone where the winters can be quite extreme, inspection and repair is most important. Plasterers in Maidstone are experts taking care of the cracks by skimming the damaged area, or in extreme cases redoing the plaster.
The gardens bear the main brunt during winters. Plants and trees that have not been trimmed and taken care of are a major concern. Untrimmed trees break easily under the weight of heavy snow. Early inspection of bushes and trees can help in reviving them back into original form. Hence a timely garden inspection is essential. The patio forms an integral part of the outdoors and ought to be inspected for any damages so as to be fixed in time.
INSPECTING THE HVAC SYSTEM.
The heating ventilation and the air conditioning system are something that takes a huge toll on itself during the harsh seasons of the year. These systems ought to be serviced regularly and especially after a season of heavy use. Such systems can be permanently damaged if not taken care of in time.
After gloomy times and overcast skies of long winters, springtime is something to look forward to. It is the time to get ready for next season and put the house in order quite literally. Maintenance tasks are not only necessary for setting things right but also play a huge role in increasing the longevity of objects and things.