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The long awaited Spring is finally here! Now is the perfect time to inspect, protect and improve your outdoor living areas.

At Home Solutions Network we can introduce you to prescreened professionals who can tackle any of your outdoor repair or improvement projects. Contact us today to find the best pro for your project needs.

Spring Maintenance Checklist

  • Inspect brickwork & stucco
  • Inspect siding & trim
  • Replace soft/rotten wood
  • Paint exterior
  • Clean gutters & downspouts
  • Power wash your deck / patio
  • Reseal wood decks & outdoor structures
  • Prune landscaping
  • Check sprinkler & irrigation systems
  • Check screen doors & windows
  • Schedule air-conditioning service

Keep Pests Out

With spring comes increased pest activity. You can help keep pests out of your home with some of the following tips:

Keep shrubs trimmed

Keep branches from touching your house to make it more difficult for insects to find an easy route into your home.

Foundation landscaping

Instead of traditional mulch, opt for rubber or other synthetic mulch, pine straw or pea gravel. These alternatives are less attractive to termites than wood-based mulch. Keep wood mulches pulled back 8 to 12 inches. Some woods may have natural chemicals that make them less palatable to termites (such as redwood, eucalyptus and cedar), but these chemicals break down, leach out and don’t last indefinitely.

Maintain home exteriors

Moisture is an open invitation to termites and ants. Controlling excess moisture can help reduce the risk. Maintaining your home’s exterior wooden siding, facia and windows, can help you detect and repair leaks early. Be sure to keep your gutters and downspouts clean. Clogged gutters cause water to overflow and rot out your facia. In addition, that excess water gets dumped at the foundation of your home. That can cause foundation issues and basement flooding.

Outdoor structures

Planning a new deck? Build decks and other structures on concrete pads, and leave at least 2 inches of space between your house and the outdoor structure. Wooden trellises with plants trained on them should be at least 6 to 8 inches away. Replace any rotten wood and reseal existing structures.

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