It’s hard to believe with the weather we’ve been having that we are in Spring. And in spite of the rain, business needs to carry on as usual. Spring is a season of renewal and fresh starts, and it’s the perfect time to give your home a thorough cleaning and get it ready for the warmer months ahead. In this post, we will discuss some tips for prepping your house for spring.

  1. Deep Clean Your Home Spring is the perfect time to do a deep clean of your home. This includes washing windows, dusting, vacuuming, and mopping floors, and decluttering. You can also consider hiring a professional cleaner for a thorough cleaning.
  2. Organize Your Closets and Storage Spaces Spring is a great time to reorganize your closets and storage spaces. Donate or sell items you no longer use, and make sure everything else is neatly organized for easy access.
  3. Inspect and Repair Your Home Check your home for any damage that may have occurred during the winter months. Check the roof for any leaks or damage, clean gutters and downspouts, and inspect your HVAC system. Replace air filters and schedule a maintenance checkup if necessary.
  4. Refresh Your Home’s Decor Spring is the perfect time to refresh your home’s decor. Swap out heavier fabrics and darker colors for lighter, brighter options. Add some new throw pillows, fresh flowers, and decorative items to bring a pop of color and freshness to your space.
  5. Prepare Your Outdoor Spaces Spring is the perfect time to prepare your outdoor spaces for use. Clean and inspect outdoor furniture, check the condition of your grill, and prepare your garden for planting. Prune any trees or bushes that need it, and add some new plants or flowers to your landscaping.
  6. Schedule Professional Services If you have any tasks that require professional assistance, such as power washing or chimney cleaning, now is the time to schedule these services before they get booked up for the season.

In conclusion, spring is the perfect time to give your home a thorough cleaning and get it ready for the warmer months ahead. By deep cleaning, organizing, inspecting, refreshing decor, preparing outdoor spaces, and scheduling professional services, you can ensure that your home is in top condition for the season. With a little effort, you can make your home a beautiful and welcoming space for spring.

Our home inspection last week had a garage door that has seen better days. Garage doors, if not taken care of, can lead to failure.

Proper maintenance of your garage door and opener is vital to ensure their smooth operation, prevent breakdowns, and prolong their lifespan.

Here are some steps to help you maintain your garage door and opener:

  1. Visual inspection: Check your garage door and opener regularly for signs of wear and tear, damage or loose parts.
  2. Lubrication: Lubricate the moving parts of your garage door and opener to reduce friction and wear. Use a silicone or lithium-based lubricant and avoid using grease or oil, which can attract dust and debris.
  3. Check the balance: A properly balanced garage door will operate smoothly and put less strain on the opener. Test the balance of your garage door by disconnecting the opener and manually opening and closing it. If it doesn’t move smoothly or doesn’t stay in place when partially opened, it may need adjustment.
  4. Tighten loose parts: Check for loose bolts, nuts, and screws on your garage door and opener and tighten them as needed.
  5. Test the safety features: Make sure that the safety features of your garage door and opener are working correctly. Test the auto-reverse function by placing an object in the door’s path and ensuring that it reverses when it comes into contact with the object. Be careful when doing this as if this function is not working, it can damage the garage door.
  6. Clean and clear the tracks: The tracks on which your garage door operates can accumulate dust, dirt, and debris, causing the door to operate sluggishly. Clean the tracks regularly with a cloth and remove any debris that may be obstructing them.
  7. Schedule professional maintenance: While there are many tasks that you can do yourself to maintain your garage door and opener, it’s essential to have them professionally serviced at least once a year. A professional garage door contractor can identify and fix any underlying problems that you may have missed.

By following these steps, you can keep your garage door and opener in good working condition and extend their lifespan.

After hunting the wonderful world of Youtube, we did find this helpful video to guide us in performing this maintenance. Click here for video 

If you’re still uncertain and want some guidance, or if you want your garage door inspected, please schedule it online at or by calling 971-888-1410.



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