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Spring Exterior Home Maintenance 

May 4th, 2020 | No Comments »

Now that spring is here, it is a good time to do some maintenance on your home’s exterior. Debris and dirt that accumulated over the winter should be removed to prepare for the upcoming warmer months. 

 

Here is a quick checklist for maintaining your home this spring: 

 

Tend to The Lawn 

Mow your lawn and check for any dry or sparse patches. Be sure to mow your lawn in multiple directions to ensure an even cut on all sides. After the lawn is mowed you can tend to areas that need attention with water, fertilizer, and seeds if necessary. 

 

Clean the Porch/ Deck 

Remove any leaves, stray grass, and overgrown weeds surrounding your porch or deck. If you have furniture remove them and wash down the porch and deck with your garden hose. If possible, use the highest water setting to blast away any stuck-on dirt. Wash the furniture before putting them back on the porch . 

 

Wash Windows 

You probably haven’t noticed how dirty the exterior of your windows have become. In addition to washing the inside it is important to maintain them on the outside as well. There are a few different ways to wash your outside windows, here is a list of five easy ways to clean them

 

This is a very important step to maintaining your home. Gutters help protect your home’s roof and foundation by directing precipitation off and away from your home. Gutters that have not been properly cleaned put your home at risk for flooding, roof damage, and foundation cracking. It is best to clean your gutters at least twice a year- once in spring and again in the fall. . 

Here is how to clean your gutters: 

Supplies: 

  • Extendable Ladder
  • Heavy Duty Gloves
  • Tarp 
  • Gutter Scoop or Small Shovel 
  • Helper/ Spotter 
  1. Start by placing the ladder against your home. Be sure the ladder is on even ground. Have someone stand at the base of the ladder to hold it steady and ensure your safety. 
  2. Slowly climb the ladder and take your time scooping any gunk out of your gutters. Drop it on the tarp so it doesn’t create a larger mess on your driveway and lawn. Cover as much gutter as you can without reaching. Move the ladder as you clean around the gutters so you don’t have to stretch. 
  3. Once you have completed the whole perimeter of your house, rinse your gutters with the hose to flush out any remaining debris.

Bell Seamless Gutters provides quality gutters, maintenance services, and rainwater collection in New Jersey. Our skilled professionals can help with all of your gutter needs.  Contact us online to learn more about having your home’s gutter system updated or serviced at your Central New Jersey home or business.

Written by Walt Bell

Walt Bell

Walt Bell is the owner of Bell Seamless Gutters out of New Jersey. He has over 50 years experience in the industry and serves customers of small homes to large buildings.


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