Whether March comes in like a lion or a lamb, spring is just around the corner! And, you know what that means – spring home improvement projects! Luckily, not all projects that can make a difference for your home cost a lot of time or money.  There are a few very simple maintenance projects you can do to make a difference for your home this spring.

REPLACE OUTDOOR LIGHTBULBS

Although you may have been some outdoor landscape lighting throughout the winter to make your home look warm and inviting, it is highly likely every light or area of your home with outdoor lighting was not used.  This spring, take a walk around the outside of your home and test every light for functionality. Ensure lights that are on automatic timers or sensors are working properly and replace lightbulbs where they are burnt out.

INSTALL NEW HOSES

Before winter hit you should have unhooked all of the hoses from your outdoor hose bibs to prevent leaks.  This spring, before you hook them back up, check to make sure they are in tip-top shape! Any kinks, leaks, or breaks in your hoses will prevent them from working to the best of their ability.  Furthermore, if you had any leaks outdoors during the winter you will also want to have your hose bibs checks to ensure they will not cause further damage when you turn them on.

TEST GENERATORS & SUMP PUMPS

With the spring comes an increased chance for thunderstorms, high winds, and torrential rains.  Each of these weather phenomena can cause the need for a generator and/or sump pump. And, if you need a generator or sump pump this spring you will definitely want to have one that works! This spring, do a test run with both appliances before the chance of severe weather strikes and in the case that anything is wrong, be sure to get it repaired right away!

If you find you need assistance with an electrical issue related to outdoor lighting, a new hose bib, or repairs for your sump pump or generator just call the professionals at ARCTIC Plumbing, HVAC, and Electric.  They will be there right away with the answers to help make sure your spring is happy as can be!

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