As everyone is staying home for weeks at a time to avoid the spread of COVID-19, you may find yourself looking for a home project to keep yourself busy. Right now is the best time to focus efforts on spring cleaning and making home improvements. Whether you are looking to sell your home or just want to improve the value of your house, there is something that everyone can do without having to leave the safety of your house.

Take advantage of the weather you are having. If it is a beautiful spring day, go outside and begin landscaping projects. However, if you are stuck inside on a rainy day, it is the perfect time to head down into your basement for some organizing and cleaning.

Organizing Storage

Labeling and organizing can be a rewarding task. You may find old belongings that you forgot about or have the time to organize everything so that you can easily find the Christmas decorations every year.

When you are organizing, be sure to you put the most important boxes up high, away from any piping, and in a plastic container. In the case of a leaking pipe or water in your basement, you can protect the objects with the most importance by choosing a good storage space and container.

Deep Cleaning

Let’s face it. If your basement isn’t utilized frequently, it gets dirty quickly. Take some time to clean the cobwebs from the windows and walls, sweep the floors, and clean the drains.

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Checking for Damage

While you are cleaning and reorganizing the basement, it is a perfect time to keep an eye out for damage to the foundation, evidence of water, or black mold. Something as small as a crack in the basement wall could become a gateway for letting water straight into your home. Additionally, if there is any black mold, it could have some daunting effects on you and your family’s health. If you find any damage, there are basement contractors available 24/7 for repairs.

Landscaping

Are there build-ups of leaves around your home? Has an animal made a home near your foundation? Are weeds going to be a big problem this year? Is this the year to finally make a raised gardening bed? Whenever the weather permits, enjoy your time outdoors by picking a landscaping project. Begin with mandatory maintenance and build-up to the projects that keep getting pushed off.

Painting

Grab the old paint buckets that you have been saving and start touching up anything that needs attention. A nicely painted porch/deck can make a huge difference when selling your home or having your family over for a cookout.

Updating Outdoor Fixtures

Whether updating the outdoor fixtures means climbing up on a latter to replacement lightbulbs, purchasing new lighting fixtures, or replacing the mailbox, the outside of your house is the first thing people see when they come over.

Take advantage of this time that you have at home. Spend some of your time working on projects that will improve the value of your home. If you find any evidence of problems around your foundation or evidence of water in your basement, the Ark Basement Services team is still fully operational during this time.

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