Spring is around the corner! As a homeowner in South Florida, there are a few things that you should check out to ensure that your home is properly maintained and in tip-top condition for the warmer weather:
Checking Your Air Conditioning System
South Florida can get very hot and humid. Having a functioning air conditioning system is vital if you want to stay comfortable during the spring and summer. An inefficient HVAC system can also guzzle up an unnecessarily high amount of electricity. So, be sure to have your system inspected and repaired before spring.
It often rains at the beginning of spring in South Florida. During this time, keep an eye out for pools of water around your property. If water on your property isn’t draining effectively, it could lead to the growth of mold, pest infestations or structural damage to your property.
Many homes in South Florida have stucco walls. Stucco’s ability to keep cool air indoors and to block out noise pollution from outside makes it a popular option for many residents. These walls are often difficult to keep clean. Hire a pressure washer to get the job done properly. If you are not familiar with operating a pressure washer, then it is best to contact a professional as this equipment can easily cause damage to a home.
Test Smoke Alarms
This is something that many homeowners often overlook. Check your smoke alarms by pressing the ‘test’ button to see if the alarm goes off.