Spring Cleaning Isn’t Just for Indoors: The Essentials to Make Your Home Spring Ready On the Outside

There is nothing better than the smell of fresh air and the first flowers peaking their heads out after a long winter. There is something about this wonder that give us more energy and motivation to clean,organize and beautify our homes. Often we focus just on getting rid of the dust and clutter that is accumulated over the long, lazy days of winter, but we should also turn our attention to the outside of our homes. Not only are the aesthetics of your home are an important reflection of who you are, but also cleaning up the outside of your home can prevent you from a bug infestation or damage to your home during the warmer months. Two important areas of yard cleanup that are often overlooked are securing your home against a bug invasion and cleaning out your gutters. Make sure to add these to add these to your Spring Cleaning Check List!A Quick List for Cleaning Your Outside Spaces:

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Spring Has Sprung: The Snow is Finally Melting Outside, but What is Happening in Your Attic?

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Spring

There is no better sight after a long New England winter than the first blade of grass growing up out of the last patches of snow in your yard.  We welcome the littlest signs of spring, but with the spring can come a great deal of moisture. You definitely want to make sure that your attic is moisture free come April showers, because any wetness in your attic can cause a lot of stress and costly repairs throughout your house.  There are many possible reasons why your attic may have moisture and many of them may be hidden. Even if your ceiling isn’t leaking and you see no water seeping into your home from above, don’t be fooled into thinking that there are no issues in your attic. Make sure to check for all possible culprits in your attic that could cause damage now or down the road.   You always want to protect yourself from costly repairs and major damage.

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With April Showers Comes Basement Flooding? Why You Need a Good Sump Pump

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flooding

There is no worse feeling than stepping down into your basement and hearing, “swish, swish” under your feet. With New England’s ever quickly changing seasons, mountains or snow melt and furious April showers, it is absolutely essential to have a sump pump in your basement. No one wants to have to deal with the costly repairs and headaches of cleaning up a wet basement. Although there are some houses that will never experience moisture problems, they are the lucky few and far between. So, whether you have lived in your house for 20 years or are just buying a house there are a few things that you should look for that are signs that you need a sump pump:Signs That You Need a Sump Pump

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The Iris’ Are Poking Through the Snow: It’s Time To Get Your Home Ready for Spring!

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spring-cleaning

I know that there is nothing more exciting than seeing the first iris or daffodil poke through the snow or the first patch of green grass after a long winter covered in snow. The muck and the mud that follow are even welcome because they mean an end to the freezing temperatures, snow shovels and winter winds. Spring is one of the most magical times of year, especially in New England after the long winter’s hibernation. The air seems cleaner, the breeze gentle, the birds come back and sing their melodious song, the grass begins to grow and flowers bloom. In the midst of all of this wonder there is also a lot of work to be done.

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