Spring Cleaning the Outside of Your Home

AAA Mid States

As the temperatures rise and the flowers bloom, it's not just the inside of your home that could use a refresh – your home's exterior deserves some spring-cleaning attention too! 

To ensure your dwelling is in top-notch condition, AAA recommends these three swift and straightforward tips for sprucing up the outside of your home.

Firstly, take a moment to inspect your roof, trim your trees, and clear out those gutters. This preventive measure not only safeguards your home from potential damage but also helps avoid costly insurance claims down the line. A well-maintained exterior is your first line of defense against the elements, and a little attention now can save you significant headaches later.

Next, turn your focus to any wood on the exterior. Whether your home has a wooden facade or just wooden framing and trim beneath the vinyl or aluminum siding, it's essential to check for water damage. Press on the wood – if it feels soft, it may be a sign of water damage. Addressing this early can prevent further deterioration and maintain the structural integrity of your home.

Lastly, don't forget about your dryer vent. Surprisingly, nearly 3,000 home dryer fires occur annually, resulting in a staggering $35 million in property loss. Taking a few minutes to clean out your dryer vent can significantly reduce the risk of such fires, potentially preventing a third of these incidents. It's a small investment of time and effort that can pay off in a big way.

So, as you embark on your spring-cleaning journey, remember that a little attention to the outside of your home can go a long way in ensuring a safe, well-maintained, and beautiful living space.