How to Prepare Your Home for Spring Parties

How to Prepare Your Home for Spring Parties

Spring is upon us, and people all around the south know what that means: it’s time for spring parties! Weddings, engagements, graduations, birthdays, reunions, and plenty more—the possibilities are endless! With warm and beautiful weather, the grass turning green, and the sun shining longer, now’s the time to start getting your property ready to invite your guests and celebrate.

Preparation may be a fair amount of work. Homes can fall into disrepair over winter, and yards may take some love and care to come back into full, vibrant bloom. There are some benefits to this, however. In addition to making your home look wonderful and inviting for your guests, it can also make your home the pride and joy of your neighborhood, and even make your HOA happy!  

Here are a few ways you can prepare your home for hosting spring parties with the help of a skilled Tuscaloosa home services expert on your side.

Don’t Stop With the Sun—Light Up Your Backyard!

Why stop the party when the sun goes down? With modern outdoor lighting fixtures, you can light up your property at all hours of the day and continue to enjoy your company as long as you’d like. This is particularly great for spring, as nights are usually cool, but not so cold that they’re uncomfortable. Really, they’re just right.

There are loads of outdoor light fixtures on the market, and you can find one which matches the look you’re going for in your yard. String lights provide a modern look as well as a lot of light and are great for outdoor dining areas or bars. Landscape lights can make your garden a sight to behold at any time of the day. Pathway lights make sure that your guests have a safe path on which to walk. There are many others as well! Our electricians can help you install them safely and securely, ensuring that electrical connections are done right and protected from the elements. Likewise, we can also make sure that your lights are properly aimed for the best effect and minimal disturbance to your neighbors.

Stay Secure with Motion Lighting

Motion lighting helps you keep your property secure from intruders and safe for guests. When a motion light detects someone or something in their vicinity, they turn on and flood the area with a bright light, shutting off after a little while. Not only do these make great additions for keeping your guests safe, shining a light on pathways and enabling guests to see where they’re going, but they also give potential burglars or other criminals who may want to try to get into your home nowhere to hide.

Like with any other type of outdoor lighting, our electricians can help you install and configure motion lights to ensure they’re functioning optimally. We not only make sure your electrical connections are capable of withstanding the elements, but also that your motion light is properly set up and calibrated to optimal sensitivity levels.

Improve Your Irrigation

What’s the secret to a green, vibrant, and lively yard? Irrigation. Making sure your lawn and garden get enough regular water is important, so making sure your outdoor sprinklers or other watering systems are working as intended is something you should check every spring. You may need to replace a dead or broken sprinkler head, add a new sprinkler, or even install a new water spigot or hose bib to enable you to water areas which need some extra watering help.

Our plumbers can assist you with this job, which is also one area where HOAs tend to really appreciate your efforts. HOAs often require homeowners to do everything they can to keep their lawns beautiful, especially in the front of their home. By installing the right plumbing fixtures or sprinkler additions, you’ll enjoy a green and vibrant lawn and keep your HOA happy. Talk about a win-win investment in your home.

Get Consistent Water with a New Well Pump

Many homes draw their water from a well using an electric water pump. Over time, these pumps wear out, and when they do they can cause you to lose water pressure or even lose water entirely for a short period of time. The last thing you want to do is bring company to your home and then have your water fail on you, preventing taps from turning on, toilets from flushing, and more. However, if you take the opportunity to replace your well pump before your company arrives, you’ll have the peace of mind of knowing you have dependable and reliable water that everyone can utilize. And that kind of peace of mind is invaluable when you have so many other things to worry about when hosting guests.

New Gas Grill? Keep it Fueled with a Gas Line!

Outdoor kitchens are becoming popular upgrades to homes. Built-in barbecues and smokers, outdoor sinks, and even countertops with refrigerators are all quickly becoming the go-to renovation for backyards. However, nobody wants to deal with the hassle of running out of gas and having to replace a propane tank. Stop worrying about it and let our plumbers install a gas line that feeds an infinite supply of fuel to your barbecue! Likewise, electrical connections can make sure that your refrigerator and any other appliances you use at your outdoor kitchen are properly and safely powered.

Start preparing for your spring parties today! Call Banks Quarles Plumbing, Heating, Cooling & Electrical and schedule your appointment by dialing (205) 293-0021.

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