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31 Jan 2018

Preparing Your Home For The Better Weather

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For many homes, winter can be harsh, unpredictable, and can have more of a damaging effect than you realise on the fundamental structures of your house. Luckily, winter doesn’t last forever, and slowly the weather starts to warm up again, and the birds return from the south. By that time, you are going to want to be outside enjoying the sun and fresh air, rather than stuck indoors decluttering to make your home feel liveable, and fitting a new fence in your garden due to the last one being blown down. Here is a little checklist that will help you to prepare your home for spring, so that you can make the most out of the lack of chill in the air.  

Have Your Roof and Windows Evaluate

Unexpected stormy weather and constant news warning about incoming strong winds and bad rain or snow could have had an effect on your house’s extremities. It’s a good idea to get a free consultation on how your roof has held up through the winter period, and replace any tiles that may have been blown off. This will nip any problems caused by bad weather in the bud early. This way you don’t come home to a pool of water on the kitchen floor, and a hefty repair bill which is going to take a chunk out of your savings. You will also want to have your windows evaluated to check the health of their double glazing and ensure your home is running at a good energy efficiency levels. This will save you money in the long run on utility bills and mould killer, as faulty windows can lead to damp and escaped heat.

Have Your Drain Pipes and Guttering Cleared

Hotter weather can cause bad smells and rainfall. If you have clogged drains you may want to look into some drain clearing home remedies or some local professionals, as lingering food in drains can lead to bad smells - especially when the temperature gets warmer. You will also want to have your guttering cleared as autumn and winter can lead to extreme blockages due to fallen leaves and debris. No one wants an overflowing gutter when the April showers sets in - running water down freshly cleaned windows - not a good mix.

Have A Big Clean

Rather than just the weekly clean, you will undoubtedly do of your house; you will need to add a few extras on to fully prepare for Spring. Taking your car to be thoroughly cleaned, booking in a window cleaning, and jet washing your patio and driveway may need to top of the priority list. With warmer weather comes the bright sunny days, and earlier sun rises in the mornings, and with sun come accentuated dirt on shiny surfaces such as windows and your car bonnet. Many a storm and rain shower can lead to dirty drop marks and dulled shine.

There you have it, a quick checklist to ensure your home is clean, efficient and undamaged for the very anticipated warmer weather.


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