Spring brings warmer weather, longer days and more property maintenance tasks! Although the first two sound inviting, the extra work usually isn’t. That’s why we are here. We can help with your spring property maintenance needs in St Paul. From routine maintenance to major upgrades, don’t get bogged down with a long to-do list. Simply, call on us. Here are some things we can help with this season.
Roof and Gutters
After a long winter, it’s necessary to inspect the roof of your buildings for wear and tear. Ice and snow can cause damage that needs to be fixed before causing more issues like leaks and water damage. A thorough gutter cleaning is also needed to clear dirt and debris that can clog the gutters and prevent proper drainage. Clear gutters are especially important with heavy spring rains. Along with checking gutters for proper drainage, you should check the ground around your buildings as well. Soil should slope away from foundation walls at least six vertical inches over 10 feet. That will help move rain far enough away to prevent problems like mold, mildew and basement leaks.
It’s time to turn of the heater and prep the air conditioner. No matter what type of system you use at your property, it’s important to make sure proper maintenance is performed. This will save you time and money in the long run. Units may need a thorough cleaning, filters changed and vents cleared.
Parking Lots and Sidewalks
Again, winter likes to leave it’s destruction behind. Damage from ice and equipment used to move snow can often leave your parking lots and sidewalks in need of repair. Pot holes should be filled, asphalt sealed and severe sidewalk damage fixed.
Now is the time to freshen up the landscape around your property! Flower beds will need some TLC after the dormant season. Plant new flowers, trim shrubs and trees, add fresh mulch and prepare the yard for growing season. In addition to the living parts of your landscaping, other aspects like stone walls and water features may need some cleaning or repair work.
Painting and Sealing
If the outside of your building needs some touching up or a full exterior paint job, now is a good time to do it. Paint the trim or the entire facade as needed. Wood decks may also need to be stained or sealed to keep them looking nice and in good condition for outdoor activities.
It’s still early to be thinking of jumping in a pool, but it’s not too soon to take a look at your pool and see if any major repairs need to be done. If the pool took an extra hard beating over the winter months, it’s best to get those problems fixed now so it will be ready for pool season.
Are outdoor lights still working? Do you need more lighting for walking paths or other areas around your property? Instead of replacing incandescent bulbs, why not update to LED? Changing to LED lights can save you money in the long run. They will last longer and don’t attract as many insects as regular bulbs! That’s a huge plus in the summer! Learn more about LED lighting, including rebates and incentives that are available.
These are just a few tasks we can help you with this spring to make your to-do list shorter. To learn more about the property maintenance services we offer in St Paul and surrounding areas, give us a call at 763-541-4886 or Contact Us.