A Refresh for Your Home

A Refresh for Your Home

May 3, 2024

Spring is a time for renewal, not only for nature but also for our homes. With longer days and warmer weather, it's an opportunity for a thorough cleaning and maintenance check. This is especially relevant for homeowners on the Delmarva Peninsula, where the coastal climate brings unique challenges. Whether you're in Lewes, Dover, Salisbury, or elsewhere on the peninsula, spring cleaning is key to keeping your home in optimal condition.

Building for Longevity in Delmarva
If you're planning to build a home in this beautiful region, prioritizing maintenance-friendly designs and materials from the beginning can save you time and money. At Beracah Homes, we’re known for well-built construction across Delmarva and understand the importance of building homes that meet aesthetic goals while also withstanding local weather conditions. From our variety of siding options to energy-efficient windows, smart planning during construction can make future cleanings a breeze.

Indoor Maintenance
Start your spring cleaning with a deep clean of your entire house. Dust, vacuum, mop, and clean windows and window treatments. Take this opportunity to declutter and organize. Go through your belongings and consider donating, selling, or discarding items you no longer need.

Don't neglect your HVAC system. Clean or replace filters, and consider professional servicing to ensure efficiency as warmer months approach. Perform safety checks on smoke and carbon monoxide detectors, and ensure your fire extinguisher is in working order.

Kitchen and Bathrooms
In the kitchen and bathrooms, focus on appliances and fixtures. Clean major appliances like the refrigerator, oven, and dishwasher. Scrub tiles, showers, bathtubs, and toilets. Reseal grout if needed to prevent water damage and mold.

Outdoor Maintenance
Clean out gutters and downspouts to ensure proper drainage. Inspect the roof and foundation for damages or leaks and make repairs. Care for your lawn by aerating, trimming bushes, and prepping garden beds for planting.

Special Focus Areas
Check and replace worn seals around windows and doors to enhance energy efficiency and prevent water from ingress. Inspect exterior paint for chips or peeling and touch up as needed. Clear debris around your outside AC unit to maintain efficiency.

By tackling these tasks, homeowners across Delmarva can enjoy a cleaner, more organized home. For those building new homes, planning for long-term maintenance during construction can lead to fewer issues and more time enjoying the Delmarva Peninsula. Spring cleaning is a proactive approach to home maintenance, ensuring your home remains comfortable, safe, and welcoming.

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