7 Home Maintenance Tasks For The Spring

Attention Chicago homeowners — spring is the season of the big clean and clear out. After all, we all know the expression “spring cleaning” for a reason! And while it can often be overwhelming time to do the chores you didn’t have time for in the colder months, a thorough clean is crucial to maintain your home.

If you’re looking to make your spring cleaning methods more manageable, here’s a checklist of 7 tasks you can start with now. Trust us; once you’ve written them down and tick them off one by one, it will feel so much more bearable!

Spring cleaning mode: Activated.

Window Washing

Window cleaning is annoying but essential. Not only is it necessary from the aesthetic angle but also regarding the hygiene and safety of your home. Dirt, dust, and grime will quickly build up when you don’t regularly wash your windows. 

Acid rain and hard water can also create a debris build-up on your sills, frames, and windows. And aside from this unattractive exterior, acid rain can also cause damage to the glass and your home over time. Dirt particles will also enter the pores of the glass, which will corrode and contaminate your windows.

While you can use warm, soapy water to clean your windows, hiring a professional window cleaning company is recommended. Not only will they clean them to the highest standard, but they can also alert you of any problems you may not have noticed.

Check Your Gutters

Gutter cleaning regularly is crucial for ensuring they are free from debris. When dirt accumulates, rainwater can no longer drain, which will cause leaks and blockages. And when water remains on the roof, it will begin to flow and seep into your home and leak through the ceiling. 

You need to enlist gutter cleaning services at least once a year if you want to prevent this, and spring is a perfect time. This is because you’ll be able to remove all of the dirt and debris from fall and winter, and the upcoming months are not as harsh weather-wise.

Exterior Cleaning

Chicago homeowners, don’t you want to be proud of the exterior of your home as well as the interior? The outside of your home deserves just as much attention because when it’s neglected, it can end up causing damage inside your property. 

Power washing all of your siding is highly beneficial to your home, as it can clear it of grime, stains, bird droppings, and other unpleasant gifts from nature. If you don’t have your own power washing equipment, don’t feel like you suddenly need to become an expert. Hire a professional to clean up your exterior and give your home a facelift. 

Deck Maintenance: Re-Staining/Re-Sealing/Repair

Deck maintenance is an essential part of keeping your outdoor space in order. If neglected, decking is susceptible to rot and mold growth, which is unsightly and unhygienic. Having your deck re-stained will restore it to its former glory when it was first installed and provide you with an attractive outdoor aesthetic. 

Enlisting deck sealing will stop the wood from fading due to UV rays. Deck sealing also prevents rain from penetrating any gaps, causing rot and mold

Carpet Cleaning

Even after vacuuming, you’d be surprised how much dirt and bacteria remain on your carpet! Professional carpet cleaning helps remove these bacteria, dust mites, and other allergens. This level of expert carpet cleaning will help you and your family breathe easier. It will also reduce the risk of colds and more severe health problems. 

House Cleaning Services

If you simply don’t have time to make sure your home is constantly spotless, you’ll probably be better off with house cleaning services. Professionals will come into your home and do everything for you, ensuring your property is a clean, safe environment for you and your family. 

From bathroom and kitchen deep cleans to cleaning skirting boards and other general household tasks, your house could get the best, most thorough spring cleaning it’s ever had!

Declutter Your House For the Spring

Sometimes it can be hard to get rid of things, and junk removal isn’t always convenient. But sometimes, a good old declutter is needed. When you have excess clutter, it can cause many physical problems, as the more things you have, the more surfaces available for allergens and dust to collect on, which can decrease your home’s air quality. 

As you’re decluttering, use junk removal or old furniture removal services to get rid of unwanted items forever. 

Get Your Spring Clean On 

Chicago homeowners can start spring the right way by checking off all of these home maintenance tasks. Once you’ve done one, it will be so much easier to power through the rest. So what are you waiting for? It’s time to get started! 

What Is Power Washing, and Why You Probably Need It?

You may have heard of power washing or siding cleaning, but most people don’t know what this cleaning method is and what it’s capable of. Power washing is the best way to clean dirty or stained surfaces and can make a huge difference to your property’s appearance in just one afternoon. 

Here’s what you need to know about power washing and why you probably need it for your property this year.

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The Complete Guide to House Maintenance in The Winter

What is Winterization?

Winterization is a process that is usually performed in late fall or early winter to make your house more energy-efficient. Winterization will undoubtedly save homeowners some money over the year by reducing heating and cooling costs. The winterization process protects your home from possible frozen pipes and costly repairs too. It will also help improve indoor air quality. 

A few things we recommend winterizing are insulation, windows, doors, and pipes.

There are many ways that homeowners can save money on their winter bills without resorting to costly measures such as installing solar panels or buying an expensive new heating system. One way they can do this is by winterizing their home before the cold weather sets in for the season.

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Ice Dams, What To Know and How To Prevent Them

One of the most dangerous threats to the safety of your home is backflow caused by ice dams. Water that should be running down your gutter pools on your roof. It can cause leaks and foundation damage. 

Not sure how to prevent ice dams? After all, you can’t stop nature from creating ice.

No, but you can stop the ice from creating a dam on your roof with some simple tips.

The guide details how to prevent ice dams and remove them once they settle.

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Tips on How to Prepare Your Home to Sell

Are you getting ready to sell your home? If so, experts recommend that you do several things to increase buyer interest in your home and help you receive top dollar. Following are some tips on how to prepare your home for selling from real estate experts.

Deep Clean from Top to Bottom


Dust and clean every room in your home, from floor to ceiling and every nook and cranny in between. Also, make sure all services shine- floors, counters, fixtures, and so on. Given the importance of deep cleaning, if you do not have time or the desire to deep clean your home, consider hiring a reputable professional cleaning service, such as Property refresh.

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Science Reveals How Home Clutter Impacts You

Science Reveals How Clutter Impacts You

How does home clutter impact you? Recent scientific research offers significant insight into this question. Over time, homeowners accumulate stuff that often turns unsightly cluttered. Some eventually grow accustomed to it. Others perpetually want to address it but never seem to find the time or desire to do it. However, based on numerous scientific research studies, it appears that decluttering your home is essential for actualizing numerous benefits, including optimal health.

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12 Fall Home Maintenance Tasks

Wash and Winterize Windows


Taking time to wash your windows, inside and out thoroughly, will help prepare them for winter weather. Also, before it gets too cold outside, dedicate a day to winterizing windows and doors. This will help to prevent energy-draining drafts. Window washing is a very important home maintenance task.

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Spring Home Maintenance: Home Cleaning, Window Washing, Pressure Wash, and Clean Out Gutters

Spring is the perfect time to tackle home maintenance. This includes deep home cleaning, window washing, pressure washing, and cleaning gutters. Completing these upkeep tasks helps protect your home’s value, appearance, and function while reducing future costly repairs.

Home Cleaning

Few things feel as good as a sparkling clean home.  Also, studies have shown that people with clean houses tend to be healthier, less stressed, more focused, sleep better, and happier. However, many homeowners live hectic lives and struggle to keep up with the basics: laundry, dishes, vacuuming, bed, etc. At least twice a year, which includes whipping down all services, including baseboards, ceilings, walls, appliances, cabinets, blinds, windows, and all nooks and crannies.  

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