Archive for May 12th, 2016

Springtime Checklist for Homeowners

Once winter has released its hold, it’s time to begin the first tasks on the to-do list for spring. While Florida may not experience bitter cold winters, there are still many annual tasks to complete to ensure the health of the family and the home. From bugs and pollutants to HVAC and lawns, there is a lot for a homeowner to do in the spring season.

HVAC Testing
From time to time, HVAC systems need to be checked on and maintained. Many people choose to do this once per year. During this testing and maintenance, HVAC professionals check the unit for any potential leaks or problems. If anything seems to be broken or worn out, repairs are required. At this time, the unit is also gassed up to ensure that it doesn’t overwork itself during the hottest summer afternoons.

Lawn Care
Spring is the best time to reseed lawns or begin new gardening and landscaping projects. The favorable weather provides the best conditions for new seedlings to take root and thrive. Lawns may only need reseeding once over the course of several years. However, a major drought or freeze may kill off much of the grass requiring reseeding earlier than normal.

Regular Inspections for Indoor Pests
Indoor pests such as roaches, spiders, and bed bugs can cause adverse reactions in family members. This is especially true with allergies or poisonous species. A Cape Coral exterminator can inspect the home for evidence of pests, use preventative pesticides, and advise the family if an infestation is found. If an infestation is caught early, the family will have much more success in eliminating the troubling and potentially dangerous pests.

Termite Inspections
Termites can go unnoticed for years while causing a devastating amount of damage to a home’s structure. This has resulted in the need for regular inspections to catch termites before they have the opportunity to destroy the home. In warmer tropical climates, the damage is accelerated as the termites are active year round. They eat through the wood, using the pulp to build their nests. As the population grows, the home is at risk of collapsing. Exterminators find it much easier to control the termites before population sizes get out of hand.

Owning a home can be stressful at times, especially when unexpected repairs, renovations, or maintenance costs pop up. Therefore, it is a good idea to keep the home in excellent shape with each passing year. Prevention and maintenance will cost much less than neglected repairs.

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