With spring finally here, you have the chance to breathe some fresh air and energy into your home and give it some much needed TLC. It’s also worth noting that it’s right around this time of year that prospective buyers keep a close eye on homes for sale Napa. Napa homeowners prefer to take advantage of the better weather conditions to allow for an easier moving process. But before listing homes for sale, Napa homeowners should apply a thorough spring maintenance checklist to spot and fix any damage their property may have incurred during the winter months.
Before getting into the nitty-gritty, give your home a good look from the outside and pay close attention to your roof. You may be required to use a pair of binoculars if you prefer not to climb a ladder. You’ll be looking for any shingles that are out of place or nails poking through them, as this makes it easy for moisture to build up under your roof and eventually mold. You should also take a look at any exterior seals on doors, windows, and siding. Catching a problem early will prevent having to fix a bigger and more expensive problem down the road.
Lastly, check your driveway and any walkways on your property for cracks or breakage. Fixing asphalt or concrete may require the experience of a professional.
Once you’ve checked your home’s exterior it’s time to do the same inside. First, make sure your smoke and carbon monoxide detectors are in working order. Give the seal around your windows and doors a good look as well to ensure they haven’t been compromised in any way.
Giving your windows a thorough cleaning is a great way to let that spring sunshine illuminate the inside of your home. If you’re not comfortable doing it yourself, you can opt for professional window cleaners to get the job done. But if you’re comfortable with heights, you’ll need a ladder, a bucket with 50/50 hot water and white vinegar solution, a squeegee, and a soft cloth. First, douse the cloth in your solution and wipe away dirt and grime build-up on your windows. The next step is to simply squeegee your windows clean and let the sunshine in.
If you have any screens in the house be sure to clean those too! Gently remove the screens and wipe them down using a cloth and mild detergent. Allow them to dry completely before reinserting them onto your windows. If you come across any screens with holes in them, it’s time to switch them up for new ones to prevent insects from entering your home.
Carefully climb up a ladder and remove any gunk, leaves, or mildew that has collected in your gutters over the winter. You’ll then need a hose to pour water into the gutters and ensure there are no drainage issues. We also recommend checking that downspouts are securely fastened to your home.
Decks and railings can take a beating after a winter of heavy snow and moisture. Give your home’s wood fixtures the care it needs with a thorough power wash and new layer of sealant.
Whether you have Napa land for sale or homes for sale, Napa realtors at Ghisletta Realty have the experience to assist you through every step of the process. Contact us today for a free home evaluation!