Time to clean up winter’s damage

CONTRA COSTA COUNTY, CA (April 30, 2022) — The winter elements likely wreaked some havoc on your home’s exterior. As we start to spend more time in our yards, this is a great time of year to provide some TLC to the exterior of your home.

Start by giving the house a nice bath. Scrub away any winter grime, then close all windows and doors before hitting the house with a garden hose or power washer. Cover any plants with plastic sheeting if you are using detergent.

Also check for peeling or chipping paint. Clean damaged areas with a sponge and soapy water, then fill any imperfections with spackle and finely sand. Use latex primer for better paint adhesion and finally, paint the home, let dry and have a cold one.

Check decks for any loose boards and tighten or replace screws. Remove any debris from between the boards and sprinkle water on top. If it beads up, great; if it soaks in, time to reseal.

Pool owners: It’s time to open up for summer. Ensure water is properly balanced, check and change any valves or filters and inspect all pool equipment for proper operation before taking your first dip of the season.

See you this summer at all the concerts and festivals.

Scott Denslow is the owner of Safe at Home Inspection Service. He is an InterNACHI and ASHI certified inspector who has 73+ five-star ratings on Yelp. ­Contact him at scott@safeathomellc.com. For more info visit www.safeathomellc.com.

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