Spring Home Maintenance Tips

Spring Home Maintenance Tips

As the weather begins to warm up, it’s a good idea to tackle a few maintenance tasks to prevent costly repairs and enjoy a trouble-free summer.

Clean gutters – debris can pose a fire risk particularly in summer so make some time to clear away leaves and gunk.

Inspect the roof – ensure there’s no damage from winter winds and rain. Look for rust, cracks and missing shingles. If your roof does require repair, call in a professional. Safety first!

Tend the garden – up to 90% of your plants annual growth occurs in spring. Prune shrubs, pull weeds and trim overgrowth keeping branches a good distance away from your home to discourage possums and other critters from getting into your roof.

Repair paint – scrape off any chipped or peeling paint. Exposed wood can rot so give worn areas a new coat.