Winter is on its way out, and spring is on its way in. That means it’s time to stop hibernating and get outside! Before you do, you will need to help your home recover from the damage incurred during winter. Follow these four steps for preparing your home for spring.
Step 1: Clean your yard
It’s been a while since you have spent an extended amount of time in your yard. Take the time to rake up all the leaves, loose twigs and anything else your yard has collected over the winter. If you own a mulching mower, you can shred the leaves and allow them to compost on your lawn to provide it with important nutrients.
Step 2: Clear your gutters
Clogged gutters can cause severe damage to your home. After a long winter, your gutters may be full of leaves, twigs and other debris. Use a gloved hand to clear your gutters of all objects and then flush the gutters with a running hose. This will help you find any leaks that need to be repaired.
Step 3: Clean the exterior of your home
It’s time to get the outside of your home looking beautiful again! If you own a pressure washer and already have the specialized cleaning solution to use with it, you are ready to go. Otherwise, you can rent a pressure washer from a home improvement store, like Lowe’s or Home Depot, and purchase the cleaning solution in these stores as well. Load the washer with the solution and clean the outside of your home with slow movements. Let the solution rest for a few minutes, and then rinse with water from the washer or a garden hose.
Step 4: Prepare your patio
To prepare your patio or deck for spring, check for any damage it may have incurred over the winter. Make any necessary repairs and clean the entire area with a broom, garden hose and/or pressure washer. If there is any mildew growth, use a scrub brush and specialized deck cleaner to remove it. You may also want to reseal your deck if it’s showing significant signs of aging.
SeaComm has a variety of financial solutions to help you pay for your home improvements this spring: Home Equity Loan or Line of Credit (HELOC), personal loan, or a SeaComm Visa® Platinum. As a member, you might already be pre-approved for a personal loan or SeaComm Visa® through our loan pre-approval program, LoanEngine™, which allows you to view and accept loan offers without having to come into a branch or fill out an application!
If you qualify for a pre-approved offer, you will be presented with it through our SeaComm Mobile app or NetTeller™ in the “My Offers” tab, via email, and/or a letter through the mail. You have the ability to accept offers immediately by following the prompts, or by calling into our call center at (800) 764-0566. Click here to login to your NetTeller™ to view your current offers! If you don’t have any offers at this time, be sure to check back every 60 days.