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Spring is FINALLY in the air, which means it's time to start thinking about getting your home in shape from the harsh winter we've had.  From the interiors to the exterior, getting your home ready for spring will ensure you'll be ready to enjoy the warm weather once it hits.  Space out your maintenance tips and by the time spring is here, you'll be able to truly enjoy the season!

Start with the exterior:  The outside of your home has taken more wear and tear from the harsh winter season then the interior has, so start here.  Walk around your home and examine caulking and weather stripping around windows & doors.  Replace old or cracking caulk and weather stripping so ensure energy efficiency.  Inspect the roof for broken or missing shingles, and clean out gutters and downspouts.  

Landscaping tips:  While it may not be time for you to start planting flowers and watering the lawn, it isn't too early to replace cracked garden hoses, or rake away leaves, tree limbs, and debris from your sidewalks.  It's also a great time to start planning out your spring landscaping ideas and lawn care maintenance regimen.  Pressure wash concrete and paver areas that have become dirty and power wash vinyl siding, brick walls & vertical surfaces, if necessary. 

Check your interior systems:  The fall and spring are the two most important times to review your home's HVAC system.  Right before the harsh climatic changes are going to occur.  Ensure filters have been replaced or cleaned, and stock up on new air filters if you use disposable ones.  Check your A/C before summer to ensure it's in good working order.  If you need to have a service professional look at it now, it'll be a lot less expensive than 3 months from now. 

Interior spring cleaning:  By now your windows could use a good cleaning.  You will be surprised how much light will flood your home once your windows are cleaned.  Clean off ceiling fans, and clean out fireplaces from use over the winter.  Test your emergency systems in your home: smoke alarms, fire extinguisher, and carbon monoxide alarms, to ensure they're working properly.  Most home owners forget to test these regularly; fall and spring maintenance time is a perfect opportunity to ensure everything is in order. 

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