Five seasonal home maintenance checks to have you ready for Spring

Springing to life in summer and snuggling down in winter, the needs of your property change across the year. Keeping on top of these seasonal tasks will not only keep your home looking its best – but will help protect your investment for the long term.

1. Clean out the gutters

When the sun’s out to play, climbing up a ladder and clearing out the gutters is probably not high on your agenda. But with a wet spring expected, this simple task is key to protecting your property from leaks and water damage.

2. Weed and feed

It’s that time of year when you need to check the lawnmower for signs of life. Clear away any fallen leaves and use them on the flowerbeds along with extra mulch, this will protect the soil from weeds and extreme heat. Fertilise and spray for bindis, before they have a chance to take hold.

3. Building maintenance

Thoroughly check the outside of your property for remedial repairs such as peeling paint, broken or blocked gutters – or a simple build-up of dirt and grime. Touching up on the paint helps protect your walls from rotting and prevents any longer-term damage. Check air conditioning filters for any blockage or clogging as airborne particles can cause allergies and discomfort.

4. Get decked out and BBQ ready

Sweep up the deck area and check for any cracked wood or loose nails. Get rid of that layer of winter dirt that has accumulated with a spray down and a good scrub. It’s also a good idea to re-stain and seal the wood to protect it from wear and tear and extreme weather.

5. Prepare the pool

Check the water treatment levels as well as valves and filters before jumping in for that first dip of the season. Trim back any overgrown foliage nearby to prevent excess debris in the pool and ensure that all pool equipment is fully functional. Conduct a full chemical check using a simple test strip to ensure the water is healthy and swim-ready.

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