Use your extra sunlight and warmer weather to motivate you to finish that long house repair project list you’ve been saving since last spring. There are plenty of do-it-yourself projects you can do right now to help maintain your home and prevent future property damage.
Unfortunately, some house repair projects are too complex to be do-it-yourself. If you have water, fire, sewer, or mold damage in your home, call the Property Doctors in Colorado. We can help with home improvement and restoration house repair projects. Give us a call and let us know how we can help!
Spring House Repair Projects
Spring is a new season which means it’s time to stop putting off those important tips. Maintaining your home can help prevent larger house repairs in the future. Here are some of our top projects you should work on this spring!
This is our top recommendation for this spring. Nothing is less fun than creating a maze out of your home with buckets collecting water from leaks.
Spring brings spring showers and lots of rain. If you’ve been putting off getting your roof replaced or repaired, now is the time to stop procrastinating.
Otherwise, by the time summer comes, you’ll find you have water damage in your attic and the summer heat is prime time for mold to start growing. Protect you home from water damage and mold removal this spring!
If you’ve been wanting to add to the landscaping around your house, spring is the perfect time to strategically plant trees around your property. Trees near your house can provide shade in the summer, and help reduce air conditioning costs.
Before you commit to one type of tree, make sure you know how big they will grow! Trees can provide wonderful shade to your home, but if planted too close, you are also at risk for property damage. Make sure the branches and roots won’t grow into your house’s space and cause property damage down the road.
Make sure you check the caulking and seal around your windows. If there are gaps, warm summer air can come in and let your air conditioned air out. Condensation between window panes can also be an indication of poorly sealed windows. Take some time to re-seal your windows.
If you’re worried that condensation has been left sitting for too long, also have your windows and the surrounding area inspected for water damage or mold.
Check For Leaks
Yes, it’s time to fix that leaky faucet! Check under your sinks in the bathroom and kitchen to make sure the pipes are sealed tightly. Also watch for water stains around your washing makers or dishwasher. Cracks, bulges, or dampness could point you to a leak.
If leaks are left unattended for too long, they can start to grow mold and cause the wood to rot. Addressing these smaller leaks will save your time and money in the future!
Check Your Attic
If you’re attic is un-finished, chances are you rarely frequent that space. But it’s important to constantly on that space to make sure some critters haven’t made your insulation their home. While you’re up there, also look for signs that the roof is leaking and watch for mold.
Mold in the attic can look like gray or black blotches on the wood. Poor ventilation or bad insulation can cause mold to grow. If you find mold, think about updating the ventilation and insulation and call in the professionals to help you properly and safely remove the mold.
Check Your Basement
After the attic, and unfinished basement might be your least favorite part of your house, especially when it comes to house repair projects. But that doesn’t mean you should neglect it!
Grab a flashlight and head down into your basement. Check to see if your basement is damp, an ample environment for mold to thrive. If your basement is unfinished, you should also check the concrete for signs of cracks or water. If you’re worried about a bigger problem, make sure you call your restoration and home improvement company ASAP!
If you live in an area familiar to snow, chances are you deck spent the winter covered in snow. Now that spring is here, take some time to inspect your deck. If your deck is mostly shaded during the day and isn’t exposed to much natural sunlight, watch for warped, water-damaged boards. Also look around your deck for signs of mold, like blotches that are gray, black, or white.
If you see mold (or are unsure if you have mold), make sure you call a restoration to help you figure out what kind of mold you’re dealing with. They can also help with mold testing and proper mold removal.
House Repair From Property Doctors
Let the melting snow and fresh flowers motivate you to start some spring cleaning and house repair projects you’ve been avoiding. While these home projects are never fun (and never make it off our to-do list), they will help you maintain your home and reduce potential property damage to your home.
If you live in Colorado, our highly-skilled team at Property Doctors can help with any house repair restoration you need. If you find damage from water, sewer, mold, or experience a house fire, our team can help. From safe asbestos removal to restoration projects, we can help. Contact us today to schedule an appointment!