How to Prepare Your Mobile Home for Spring in 4 Simple Steps
Spring has finally arrived, and it’s time to prepare your mobile home. Winter’s chill is now long gone.
The temperature has begun to rise, the grass is green and the flowers are blooming. Nature is preparing for the upcoming warm spring season, so how about your mobile home? Don’t worry if it isn’t! In this guide, we will walk you through 4 simple steps to get your mobile home ready for the spring season. Cleaning the air conditioner and gutters will be a few simple tasks we will cover. Roll up your sleeves and head outside; it’s time to get to work!
Check the Vents & Skirting on Your Mobile Home
Winter can be harsh on your mobile home’s skirting and vents. Critters can get under your mobile home if there are any gaps in the skirting. Furthermore, if vents are not installed correctly or at all, the underside of your mobile home will be damp, and humidity will be a problem.
A quick walk around your home to ensure that all of the skirting is in place and that all of the vents are open to allow air is all that is required to keep your mobile home dry and free of any unwanted guests!
Inspect Your Mobile Home’s Roof & Gutters
Your roof is a crucial component of your mobile home. So, grab a ladder, and check out the roof for any visible damage from winter. If you have shingles, make sure none are loose, and if you have a metal roof, make sure there is no visible damage. If you had a leak during the winter, you may want to patch it yourself or hire a professional.
While you have the ladder out, this is also a good time to clean out any debris that has accumulated in the gutters. Also, make certain that the gutters are all securely fastened and in excellent condition!
Clean Your Mobile Home Air Conditioning Unit
If you have a central air conditioner, spring is an important time to ensure it is in good working order. It only takes a few steps, but if you are unsure, it is best to hire a professional.
Turn off the power to the unit first, and clean or replace the filters. Then clean the coils and remove any debris, check the coolant lines to ensure they are still protected, and finally test the unit. The coils are easily accessible by unscrewing the exterior panels of the unit. Spray the coils with a coil cleaner and degreaser once you have access to them. After that, vacuum the foam and thoroughly rinse it with clean water!
Give Your Mobile Home’s Windows & Siding a Good Cleaning
There’s more to keeping the windows and siding on your mobile home clean than just looks. Cleaning your windows can also help prevent window damage, protect indoor air quality, and maintain the energy efficiency of your home.
Siding cleaning, on the other hand, removes mold, mildew, and insects that can make their home on the exterior of your mobile home. (A bucket of water with dish soap, a soft bristle brush, and a garden hose are all you’ll need! By hand, apply the soapy mixture to the siding and thoroughly rinse it with clean water from your hose.)
Plus, the better job you do to maintain these tasks, the easier they are. Nobody wants to tackle dirty windows and siding that has been neglected for years!
Are you Ready to Prepare Your Mobile Home for Spring?
Rather than attempting to complete all of your spring cleaning in one weekend, divide it into several weekends. If you are faced with a rainy weekend, take advantage of it by doing some indoor organization! Use the warm sunny weekends to inspect the outside of your home and check your gutters and roof to ensure your home is ready for spring. After you’re finished, it’s time to kick back and enjoy the sound of the birds chirping and the warmth and breeziness of spring!
Speak with a member at Braustin Homes today!