How to Maintain Your Home
Who doesn’t love decorating their home? From choosing wallpaper and paint colours, to finally locating that gorgeous lamp that will offset everything else beautifully. We spend so much care and attention over each room in our homes, from door handles to drapes, that it can be easy to overlook the house itself. Below, you can find some top tips for keeping the structure of your home in good condition, so everything stays in great shape for years to come and you can enjoy all the time and hard work you’ve put in to making it a beautiful place to live.
Inspect Your Roof
Especially in the run up to, and just after winter, it’s really important to check your roof for missing or damaged tiles and leaks. This season can hit your roof pretty hard and with possibly freezing temperatures, as well as wind, rain and snow, damage can easily happen. If you’re watertight to begin with, you should be able to see out the season without any trouble. Of course, if you do need emergency roof repair, don’t delay. Waiting until a leak becomes an even bigger leak will only cause you more problems down the line. Remember, your roof won’t fix itself.
Clean Door and Window Frames
This will not only brighten your rooms and keep everything looking lovely but can also help prevent rot and damage to your window frames. These fiddly corners can easily get overlooked but making sure they’re clean and dry will prevent any build up of mold or rot, potentially irreversibly damaging your window frames. Don’t forget to keep your windows clean as well!
Sort out the Garden
You might not be naturally green-fingered, but this is something you can get the kids involved in and is definitely worth some forward planning. If you want to be able to enjoy your outdoor space during the warmer months, it’s a good idea to put a little bit of work in to prepare your garden when it’s colder. Getting rid of fallen leaves that will just turn to mulch, putting away or covering any woodwork that is likely to be warped or damaged by harsh weather conditions, as well as planting bulbs that will lie dormant until spring – these are all things that you can be doing to guarantee you a nice space come spring. And you never know, you might just find something that inspires some DIY!
Power Wash Decking and Fronting
Something it might be worth hiring a professional to do as power washing can be dangerous as DIY, but getting your outdoor spaces thoroughly cleaned regularly is an important part of maintaining your home. It will stop the build up of dirt and grime, as well as hopefully preventing any spores embedding themselves into cracks and crevices and growing into something which damages your structure.
Whether you’re a new or seasoned homeowner, it’s worth starting to think about general maintenance for your home so you don’t have to call emergency repair services. Remember, prevention is better than cure and with a little time and care, you can stop things happening before they are even a problem.