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Springtime In Florida: Maintenance Items to Expect If You’re A New Homeowner

03/12/2024

Spring is a wonderful time in Central Florida. As the weather gets warmer and the days grow longer, there’s more invigorating energy in the air, making it the perfect time to reorganize and refresh your home. Whether you’re new to the region, a long-time Volusia County resident, or a longstanding snowbird deciding to stay later into the spring months, there are several home maintenance tasks you can do to prepare your home for the summer months. And if you’re thinking of selling your house, this is a great list to tackle before going to market!

Springtime Homeowner Tips for Your Central Florida Home

While many people equate springtime with housecleaning and landscaping, it’s also one of the most important times for home maintenance. Once you’ve changed the batteries in your smoke and carbon monoxide detectors, these basic chores keep your home looking fresh and ward off more extensive home repairs down the road, helping to maintain its value.

  1. Lawn Upkeep

As temperatures rise, Central Florida lawns experience a period of accelerated growth. Regular mowing, typically once a week, will prevent your lawn from becoming unruly. Fertilization and weed control can help ensure a healthy, vibrant landscape, as will aerating to improve nutrient absorption and water drainage, especially if the soil is compacted.

  1. Pressure Washing

Florida’s often humid climate can lead to mold, mildew, and algae buildup on exterior surfaces. Spring’s the perfect time to pressure wash your home’s siding, driveway, and walkways, improving its curb appeal and preventing potential damage and health hazards caused by these growths. Hiring a reputable pressure washing company or renting professional-grade equipment can make this task more manageable.

  1. Pest Control

Pests like ants, mosquitoes, and termites become more active in the spring. Inspect your home inside and out for any signs of infestation. Seal any cracks or openings that could serve as entry points or pesky critters. Consider bringing in a professional pest control service to treat your property and prevent future issues.

  1. Prepare for Central Florida’s “Early Summer”

Summer tends to come early to our region, with temperatures rapidly rising by May and afternoon thunderstorms becoming more common. To ensure your HVAC system is ready to meet the hotter and more humid days, now’s a good time to have your AC unit inspected and serviced, checking for signs of wear and tear that need to be addressed. If your system is more than 15 to 20 years old, consider upgrading to more energy-efficient equipment, as you could qualify for significant rebates and incentives. Lastly, inspect your home’s insulation and weather stripping to maintain optimal indoor comfort and reduce energy consumption.

  1. HVAC Maintenance

With summer temps on the horizon, regularly changing air conditioning filters is a simple yet effective way to maintain the system’s efficiency and improve indoor air quality. Replace filters every 30-60 days, especially during high usage periods. Consider calling in a professional HVAC service provider to inspect and tune up the unit.

Other monthly maintenance tasks include checking smoke detectors, cleaning dryer vents, and inspecting plumbing for leaks. Seasonal tasks like cleaning gutters and checking the roof for damage are also crucial to prepare for summer storms. By staying on top of these maintenance items, you’ll ensure your home remains a comfortable and safe haven as you enjoy the beauty of springtime in Florida.

Welcome Spring With Bee Realty Corp!

Want to hear even more homeowner tips for maintaining your Central Florida home? Talk to one of the agents at Bee Realty about keeping your home in top shape all year round. Our experience and established position in the community have positioned us to have great relationships with local business owners. And we’re happy to direct you to the best service providers when a professional is needed. If you’re also getting ready to sell or buy a home in the region, we’ll help you navigate the market, find the perfect property, and ensure a smooth and successful transaction.

Contact Bee Realty Corp online or call 386-279-7522 to learn more.

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