Looking for tips to get your home ready for Tampa Bay’s warm spring weather? Many homeowners still engage in spring cleaning, which involves deep cleaning tasks such as moving major appliances and removing all traces of dust, dirt, and grime on the surrounding walls and floors. But besides basic spring cleaning, homeowners should also properly prepare other parts of their home, like the HVAC and plumbing systems. Keep reading for three strategies designed to help Florida homeowners greet spring and summer with style and ease.
SPRUCE UP YOUR OUTDOOR LIVING SPACE
Besides basic dusting, vacuuming, and organizing lesser used things in the home, spring is also an excellent time for homeowners to ensure that their home exteriors are ready for an increase in use. It’s a good time to inspect the roof, and gutters for possible signs of wear and tear as well as remove any vegetative debris such as fallen leaves and twigs from the roof’s surface. New landscape to shield your home from Florida’s hot summer weather should also get planted during the springtime. The right plants outside of your home can decrease the amount of power your AC system will have to put out to cool your home. Early spring is also an excellent time to clean and inspect outdoor lighting and replace burned out bulbs with energy-efficient compact fluorescent counterparts.
CLEAN AND REORGANIZE YOUR PANTRY AND CLOSETS
Another great spring project is giving the pantry and closets a thorough cleaning or rearranging. Scrub shelves thoroughly to remove all signs of any accumulated food debris and dust, and be sure to discard any food items that are outdated, show signs of insect, mold, or rodent damage, or otherwise aren’t quite up to par. If you notice a bit more dust than usual it might be time to replace the air filter in your air conditioning system.
NO PLUMBING PROBLEMS FOR SNOWBIRDS
If you’ve ever lived in Florida during the springtime then you may know that the tourism industry in the area sees its greatest spike of the year. With most days sunny and 75 in the spring in Tampa, who can blame them? Be prepared for visitors to your home by making sure that your plumbing systems, like your