Posted on 12th August 2023 at 16:25
The heavy rains this summer have affected many buildings, while we are in the height of holiday season, property maintenance might not feel like a priority but when the weather is warm, its an opportunity to get a closer look at your home - prevention is always better that the cure.
Here are some tips:
Gutter Cleaning: Clear gutters and spouts of leaves and debris to ensure proper water drainage during winter rain and snow.
Roof Inspection: Check for damaged or missing tiles and repair them to prevent leaks and water damage during winter storms.
Sealing and Insulation: Inspect doors, windows, and gaps in the exterior for drafts. Seal cracks and gaps and add insulation to improve energy efficiency and keep cold air out.
Heating System Check: Check your heating system is working efficiently and safely ahead of the colder months.
Chimney Maintenance: If you have a fireplace, have your chimney cleaned and inspected to prevent potential fire hazards and smoke buildup.
Exterior Painting and Sealing: Touch up exterior paint and seal any wood to protect against moisture damage from winter weather.
Landscaping Prep: Trim trees and shrubs away from the property to prevent damage from heavy snow and ice accumulation. Store outdoor furniture and tools.
Pipes Insulation: Insulate exposed pipes to prevent freezing and potential bursts. Disconnect and store hoses and shut off exterior water sources.
Smoke and Carbon Monoxide Detectors: Test smoke and carbon monoxide detectors, replacing batteries if necessary, to ensure your family's safety.
Emergency Supplies: Power outages are commonplace in the UK. Prepare an emergency kit with essentials like torches, blankets, non-perishable food, and medications.
Regular property maintenance before winter can help you avoid costly repairs and ensure a safe, comfortable winter season ahead.
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