Spring doesn’t look much different from winter in Oceanside except that things get a little bit warmer and it rains less. However, spring is the perfect season to get your home in great shape for the rest of the year. We already associate spring with cleaning and we may as well add some simple maintenance to our lists of things to do.
Clean Your Gutters
Winter storms can cause your gutters to fill up with dirt, leaves, and other debris. Make sure that they are cleaned out, both as spring approaches and once it is over. That way, you’ll protect your home from water that can do a lot of damage if it isn’t funneled away from the foundation. If you can’t get on your roof, there are professional gutter cleaning services that can get the job done for you.
Check Your Sprinklers
Even if you’ve been using your sprinklers all winter, spring is a great time to test them. Make sure your water pressure is good, that you don’t have any leaks, and that each sprinkler head is spraying the part of the yard that it is supposed to spray. After all, no one wants to be the person watering the sidewalks!
Test Your Plumbing
Get your plumbing checked out, especially your sewer line. Your plumber can send a camera down this line to make sure that there aren’t clogs, cracks, or broken places. Since winter can bring a lot of debris that may end up in the sewer, spring is the best time to check for these problems. If you find them early, you may be able to get them fixed before there’s a major problem with your sewer line.
Change Outdoor Bulbs
Check all of your outdoor lights and change any bulbs that have gone out. Some homeowners just choose to change all of the bulbs regardless, to avoid having to do it later. However, with the advent of LED and other longer-lasting bulbs, this is probably not necessary. Still, it’s a good idea to take a look and make sure nothing has burnt out over the winter. This is especially true if you like to entertain outside in the spring and summer.
Call for Air Conditioning Maintenance
Before you turn your air conditioner on for the summer, call us at Thompson for air conditioning maintenance. We’ll come out to:
- Change your filters. We can also teach you how to do this so you can change them between our visits.
- Visually inspect your whole HVAC system.
- Clean out dust and debris that can make your system inefficient.
- Test each component of your air conditioner to ensure it is working according to manufacturer specifications.
If we find any problems, we’ll fix them fast, before you need to rely on your air conditioner to keep you comfortable.
Call us at Thompson Plumbing for help getting your home ready for spring. We’d love to help you live better in Oceanside and the surrounding areas!