Now the days are getting longer and spring is officially upon us, it’s a great time to spring clean in preparation for summer.
Here’s our top tips for property maintenance for when you start your spring cleaning.
- Check Your Guttering
Check for loose and leaky gutters to make sure they are ready for any spring showers. Blocked gutters can lead to leaks inside the property and this type of water damage expensive to fix.
- Check Door Seals and Trimmings
Don’t leave wood trims exposed around doors and windows, or you risk damage from rain water. During winter these trimmings can get hardened and cracked. If you do not repair these problems before it’s too late, you are at risk of causing long-term damage to your property.
- Test Your Water Heating Pressure Relief Valve
Test this valve regularly to reduce the chances of water leaks caused by the build-up of corrosion.
- Landscaping and Gardening
Winter certainly doesn’t do your garden any favours with dead plants, weeds and broken tree branches. Spring-time is a good opportunity to look after your garden. Weeds can damage driveways and patios, so they are always worth keeping an eye on.
- Don’t Turn Off Your Radiators Completely
It may seem counterintuitive, but you shouldn’t completely turn off your heating when your property is empty. Doing so can lead to damp problems, and damage to your property that can be expensive to fix, much more expensive than the heating itself!
- Replace The Batteries In Smoke Detectors
One of the easiest things to do, but very easily forgotten. Everyone knows the importance of smoke and carbon monoxide detectors, so make sure you test them and change the batteries accordingly.
- Clean Your White Goods and Appliances
Spring-time is a great opportunity to give your white goods a bit of attention. Tumble dryer vents can fill with dust and fabric particles from clothes, causing the machine to not work as efficiently. This is the same with washing machines and also fridge coils. Give them a thorough clean inside and out for better results.
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