Preventive maintenance is crucial to the value and upkeep of your home. Keeping your Santa Cruz real estate in great shape with regular check-ups will save you the headache and cost of emergency repairs.
Here are six items to add to your outdoor spring maintenance checklist:
1. Clean the Gutters: Gutters work best when clean and free of gunk. Check yours for foliage, tree limbs, etc., especially if trees hang over the roof.
2. Make sure the downspouts are clean: They should point at least two feet away from foundation walls.
3. Check exterior paint: Look for chipped, cracked paint. Scrape off any failing paint, sand it down, prime the surface, and paint it with a high-quality, low-VOC exterior paint.
4. Brighten your Santa Cruz real