Spring is afoot and its exciting to watch the snow disappear and ready to get outdoors to enjoy warmer temperatures and greener views. However, with the changing of season from winter to spring, comes the need for some TLC around the exteriors of properties to help them recover from the impact of Old Man Winter.
To maximize first impressions of your property, here are a few tips on what to look at as the snow melts away:
- Taking time to complete periodic checks around the grounds make sure that garbage trapped under ice and snow has been picked up and that all exterior areas look tidy. This is a great opportunity to get a jump on cleaning up the leaves that may have missed from the fall and gravel that has accumulated from the city streets. Curb appeal is a big draw for spring renters and prospective purchasers!
- Make sure to have to look at gutters and eavestroughs. Lots of maintenance issues can result from temperature swings and heavy snow. The gutters should be inspected to make sure that there are not broken and any debris that has accumulated, cleaned out, and downspouts attached and directed away from foundations … with spring … comes spring showers and this is a great opportunity to take preventive measure to avoid flooding.
- With the extended cold temperatures experienced and fluctuations in conditions, its is recommended that at minimum a visual inspection of the foundations, driveways, etc.,. is done. Checking these areas helps to investigate potential problems before they get worse.
- Winter storms can leave a nasty residue all over the glass and looking out or in a dirty window can bring anyone’s mood down, especially when the sun starts shining through. A clean and sparkling view is a great mood lifter.
These tips may not seem that exciting compared to plans to set out patio décor and planters, but a few moments of prevention can go a long way to maintain curb appeal for the satisfaction and enjoyment of all residents.