It’s hard to believe that Spring is here, and the weather is warming up, with an occasional dusting of snow.  With the current worldwide pandemic from the outbreak of COVID-19, Spring can look a little different for everyone this year.  Whether you call Park City your home and have plenty of time on your hands for home projects or have a second home in Park City, we will discuss a few home maintenance tips that you can do yourself or have your property manager, such as Hawkins Property Services, take care of it while you are away.

Spring is a prime season for home maintenance.  Between the wet weather, rising temperatures and snowmelt, your home will be under attack and if it has not had the proper maintenance after a long, cold winter, you may find yourself dealing with leaks, mold growth, and more. An ounce of prevention certainly is worth a pound of cure, and in this case, the best preventative medicine is proper spring home maintenance.

A solid spring home maintenance plan addresses both the interior and exterior of your property.  In March, Hawkins Property Services begins by changing the batteries in your smoke detectors, carbon monoxide detectors, and thermostats. This keeps you safe as you finish up winter season. These simple things are paramount to your safety.

When April arrives and the weather grows a bit warmer, it’s time to start focusing on the exterior of your home.  Hawkins Property Services will check your windows and screens to help keep insects out when you decide to open the windows and we’ll check over and replace your weather stripping to ensure all your windows and doors are well-sealed. This is also the perfect time of year to change your air filter; this way, the filter won’t be overlooked when you later turn on the air conditioning for the summer.

May is warmer still, and the warmer weather presents a few added threats, like rodents and tree damage.  Any holes can be plugged up at this time so mice and other rodents cannot seek refuge in your home.  This is the perfect month to trim back any trees that are overhanging your roof, which will prevent shingle, gutter, soffit and fascia damage. If you have an attic fan, May is a good time to uncover and inspect it- which can be done while the roof is also inspected for winter damage.

If you keep up with spring maintenance every year, your home will remain in better condition, and you’ll have fewer major repairs to worry about.  If you struggle to get springtime maintenance tasks completed, let Hawkins Property Services handle it.  During our maintenance appointments, we’ll keep our eyes and ears on your property, saving you time and headaches in the future, allowing you to enjoy relax and have peace of mind that your property is being well taken care of.

These are some of the Spring Property Maintenance Services that get overlooked:

  • Change Batteries Smoke/CO/Thermostat
  • Turn on Exterior Water/Attach Hoses
  • Operate All Windows/Doors
  • Inspect/Replace Weather Stripping
  • Install Window/Door Screens
  • Change Furnace Filters
  • Inspect/Trim Branches in Contact with House
  • Inspect Roof
  • Inspect Attic for Animals/Leaks
  • Service Garage Doors
  • Replace Garage Opener Batteries
  • Inspect/Replace Washer Hoses
  • Clean Dryer Vent
  • Change Furnace Filters
  • Landscape Maintenance
  • Assess Home Improvement Projects, Seek Bids

Hawkins Property Services
Josh Hawkins