Spring Cleaning Around Your Cabin
With Spring fast approaching, it’s a great time to give your cabin a little love. If you’ve spent any time away from your cabin, you might notice that there are a couple of areas that need more attention than others.
At Ormeida Cabins, we want to help you get your space back into tip-top shape, and we’ve got a guide to help you get there. Read below for some of our top spring cleaning tips for your Texas cabin!
How Can I Clean My Cabin for Spring?
Besides your standard dusting and wiping, there are a few key things you can do to prepare your cabin for the warmer months.
Check for Repairs
After any period of cabin disuse, it’s a great idea to do a quick sweep of your space to make sure there aren’t any urgent repairs that need your attention.
As a general rule, you should check five main areas when considering your cabin repairs:
- Windows and doors
A tip for checking the sealant on your cabin is putting masking tape on your sealant and seeing if it falls off. If it does, it’s time for a new coat.
If all of these are looking good, then you should be ready for the year ahead.
Clean Your Exterior
Your log cabin can stay beautiful for decades if you put the right TLC into it, and regularly cleaning your exterior is a great start.
The first step to cleaning your exterior is to first hose it down completely, making sure to reach any cobwebs and dirt.
Next, apply a non-toxic wood cleaner and scrub it down with a long-handled brush, then rinse again with water and let it dry for two days before inspecting it again.
If your cabin has an exterior finish, it may be time to renew it.
It’s a heavy job, but the result will be beautiful wood that you can enjoy for years to come.
Replace Your Filters
If you notice that the air in your cabin is a little out of the ordinary, be sure to check your AC and heater filters. This is a simple task, which is why we sometimes forget it in light of bigger, more daunting projects.
Replacing your air filters is a good way to ensure that your Texas cabins’ indoor air quality stays clean and comfortable for the foreseeable future.
If you want to go the extra mile, inspect your vent covers and clean any grime that may have settled on them.
Check for Pests
When you’re away from your cabin, pests might take the opportunity to encroach on your space.
Some of the most common critters found in cabins are termites, fruit flies, beetles, spiders, raccoons and snakes.
The best way to take preventative measures against these pests are to seal up any holes, cracks or small points of entry in your siding and logs.
Clean debris out of your gutters and move wood piles far from your cabin to deter bugs that hide in them.
If you suspect that the pest problem is already upon you, check your attic vents and utility openings for signs of damage and call a professional pest exterminator if needed.
Wood Stove & Fireplace Maintenance
When preparing for spring, it’s important to make sure your wood stove and fireplace are working efficiently. Ignoring these problems could lead to bigger issues like inefficient fires and ventilation troubles.
As a general rule, it’s good to have your stove and fireplace cleaned and inspected annually to prepare for the year ahead.
Call Your Favorite Texas Cabin Builders Today!
If you’re ready to upgrade your cabin and want the very best, call Ormeida today. We have been in the cabin industry for over 17 years and we want to help you turn your vision into a reality.
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