After a long Cape Cod winter, it’s time to thaw out and start enjoying the warmer weather. It’s also the time when you start noticing things that need doing around your property. Moore Security is here to help!
1. Gutters and Roof
It’s not uncommon for wind, snow, or ice damage to your gutters and roof. We can check for any loose tiles/shingles or noticeable issues that might have been caused by winds or harsh weather. It is also a good idea to clean up any sticks, leaves or debris for the overall health of your roof and gutters. We always inspect your gutters from the ground view, but things always look clearer up on the roof!
2. Windows and Doors
Now is a good time to check for any leaks in your windows or doors; your weather-stripping may need to be replaced if there are any holes or gaps. This will significantly help with your AC bill in the warmer months!
If you have a sprinkler system, have your landscaper inspect all valves, lines, and sprinkler heads. If anything looks questionable, now is the time to fix it. It is also helpful to check your outside hose faucets and pipes to ensure nothing is cracked from freeze damage. And if you have outdoor lighting, check to see if the sensors are still working properly and look for any bulbs that may need to be replaced.
4. HVAC Unit
Spring is a good time to have your HVAC unit serviced. Clear any debris that may be on or surrounding your unit and change your air filters. Spend some time making sure that the coils are clean, and the fins are straightened out.
5. Fire Safety
Test all your smoke detectors around the house. Spring is the time to replace batteries, and test alarms to make sure everything is working correctly. Now is a great time to make sure your fire extinguishers work, too.
Inspect and seal your deck – Help your wooden deck look its best all season long by resealing it but check for damage or cracking. Replace any boards as needed, and if you have a composite deck – have it cleaned with a pressure washer.
Check for proper ventilation or signs of birds’ nests and other pests. (read: SQUIRRELS!) Also, check for leaks, damaged soffit panels, wet spots on insulation, and obstructions that may block vents. Keeping good airflow will save you money when it comes to cooling costs.
8. Concrete and Cement
The frequent freeze/thaw cycles of cold winters along with salt can take a toll on your concrete walkways, driveways, and sidewalks. Spring is a great time to look for signs of cracks, spalling, and loose or heaving pads.