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Get Your Cape Cod Home Ready for Spring and Summer: A Quick Guide

Posted by REEF Builders on Mon, Mar 25, 2024

As spring flowers pop and warmer days approach, it's time to prepare your Cape Cod home for the vibrant seasons of spring and summer. From dusting off the cobwebs to ensuring your mechanical systems are in top shape, a little maintenance now can save you headaches later. Here are some tips to get your house and mechanical systems ready for the seasons ahead:

  1. Inspect and Clean Your HVAC System: Before the sweltering heat arrives, make sure your air conditioning system is in working order. Change the filters, clean the vents, and consider scheduling a professional HVAC inspection to catch any potential issues early.

  2. Check Your Plumbing: After the freezing temperatures of winter, it's essential to inspect your plumbing for any leaks or damage. Look for signs of dripping faucets, water stains, or rust. Don't forget to check outdoor hoses and irrigation systems for leaks as well.

  3. Service Your Lawn Equipment: Get your lawn mower, trimmer, and other gardening tools ready for action. Sharpen blades, change the oil, and replace any worn-out parts. Proper maintenance now will ensure your equipment operates smoothly all season long.


  1. Inspect and Clean Gutters and Downspouts: Over the winter, leaves, debris, and even nests may have accumulated in your gutters and downspouts. Clear them out to prevent clogs and water damage to your home's exterior.

  2. Prep Your Outdoor Spaces: Dust off your patio furniture, clean your grill, and get ready to enjoy outdoor living. Check for any repairs needed, such as loose screws or broken slats, and spruce up your outdoor space with new cushions or decorations.

  3. Test Your Smoke and Carbon Monoxide Detectors: Your safety should always be a top priority. Test smoke and carbon monoxide detectors, and replace batteries if needed. It's a simple step that can make a big difference in an emergency.

  4. Inspect Windows and Doors: Check for any cracks or gaps in window caulking and weatherstripping. Proper insulation will keep your home comfortable and energy-efficient during the warmer months.

  5. Clean and Declutter: Spring is the perfect time for a deep clean. Dust surfaces, vacuum carpets, and declutter your living spaces. Donate items you no longer need and organize closets and storage areas for a fresh start.

By following these tips, you can ensure your home is ready to embrace the joys of spring and the beaches of summer. Taking the time for maintenance now will not only save you time and money in the long run but also ensure that you can fully enjoy the Cape Cod sunshine and warmth ahead.

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