Home Maintenance Checklist

This might not cover everything you need to do in your home. Different people have different homes and the to-do list for a listed building is going to be different from a new building apartment. But all homes have two things in common: it is a homeowner’s castle and one of their biggest investments. This is why you need to take care of it.

These tasks have been divided by season that you need to do. Try checking everything off and you can save yourself a lot of money you would have used to call a professional later. It is also important to use Blue Box Storage in Maida Vale or wherever you live in order to keep your home clutter-free whilst you are maintaining it.

Spring

  • Have a look at the roof to see if there is any damage because of the winter weather and moss growth.
  • If your home has bricks, ensure they are both clean and clear. The bricks are important for buildings with suspended timber floors because it allows circulation of air under the floors. If there is no adequate circulation as a result of blockage, there is the risk of damp.
  • Cleaning the windows both outside and inside because they will be visible when the sun starts to show. Check the window frames for any rot or damage. You will have an easier time patch repairing instead of leaving it to rot and being forced to replace it.
  • Spring gives you a chance of clearing out because you are putting away winter items and bring seasonal items you had stored. For bigger clear out or bulky items, consider hiring a rubbish removal service.
  • The temperatures are starting to rise; start turning down the thermostat.
  • Find trusted local tradespeople who are going to help with repairs and maintenance.

Summer

The weather is warming up and it is time to take your checklist to the outdoors:

  • Cleaning the garden furniture.
  • Jetwash decking and patio at the start because you don’t want it to be slippery.
  • Repairing and painting outdoor woodwork including fascias, fencing, doors, and window frames.
  • The best time to do repointing is during the drier and warmer summer months.
  • Pruning large trees and shrubs near the home to reduce their water consumption.
  • Trimming climbing plants and making sure they don’t grow across guttering or windows.
  • Servicing the boiler.

Autumn

The next step is winter-proofing your home:

  • Sweeping the chimney.
  • If the roofing of your home is a flat roof, check for any damage and sitting water.
  • Bleeding radiators so they can work well when you need to heat your home
  • Cleaning and storing garden furniture.
  • Clear the drainage holes and gutters when the leaves have dropped. Make sure all the pipes are secured to the walls.
  • Clearing debris and leaves that have gathered around the walls to avoid damp.

Winter

This is a home checklist that is going to help you in securing your home from the winter weather:

  • Checking the trees and fences for damage from time to time. Do repairs as soon as possible to avoid falls that can result in more serious problems.
  • Check the roof goy our home – from the bottom of the garden or across the stress – for slipped tiles, which happens during windy weather.
  • Trimming tress to avoid dead or loose branches from falling because of strong winds. Cleaning leaves and debris from your garden.
  • Opening windows regularly to avoid damp. Use extractor fans.
  • Wiping off condensation if you have window frames so they don’t rot.
  • Checking for pipe leaks.