A spring message from Community Standards - Celebration, Florida

Spring is here!

With the new season upon us, it is time to consider getting outside and being proactive with the maintenance of our home. This time of year is a great time to not only clean the inside of your home but also to step into the fresh air and examine the outside before it gets too hot in the summer. We have included a helpful diagram below of some areas the Community Standards team will look at on your home while they are out during their inspections.

The first thing on the list should be to clean the gutters from all the leaves the trees dropped in the fall. Next, inspecting your roof is also a good time with the hurricane behind us. If you are too afraid to get on a ladder, grab a pair of binoculars and look for curled and missing shingles, rusted and pitted flashing, and cracked caulk around skylights, and other roof penetrations.

After you’ve finished your roof observations, it’s time to look at your landscape. Any overgrown plant material should be trimmed away from the alley, sidewalks, and structures. If trimming the plants, yourself, always use clean landscaping trimmers and cutters to prevent the spread of plant diseases. Now that the plants are all trimmed, refill the beds with mulch. Consider pressure washing the house, sidewalk, and driveway. Up next now that everything is clean, check your window screens. Many times, throughout the year, they may tear or fall out from the wind. Community Standards asks that if your windows have screens then all windows should consistently have screens. Paint your mailbox if necessary and then apply the numbers for easy identification. Before you know it, your home will be ready for the hot summer.

-Community Standards Team