Looking after your home is one of those jobs that you need to do all year round. You can’t really take any time off from it over Christmas! After all, if you are planning on hosting family for Christmas dinner this year, you will already be wondering how you are going to keep your home as neat and clean as possible through all the chaos! Will you reach for the cleaning products as soon as the decorations are down and the festive period is over? Well, if you want to do a proper job you may want to do some home maintenance while you are at it! Here are some of the summer home maintenance jobs that you should consider doing once Christmas is done and dusted.
Sort Out Any Mould And Damp
All the heat over summer can encourage mould to develop and grow on the walls of your property. Especially down in dark and dingy basements. Thankfully, there is plenty you can do to combat this common problem. The first step you should take is to check your property’s exterior. If you notice any mould grown, simply washing the walls will get rid of it. Scrubbing with a bleach solution will prevent it from coming back. If you see mould and damp on the inside of your walls, you can always spray it with an anti-mould spray.
Now that the weather is good every day, you should get outside and do some jobs outside. One great outdoor job you could get on with is giving all the paintwork on the exterior or your property a quick lick of paint. If you have any outdoor furniture or decking in your garden, it will also be worth giving this a coat of water-resistant sealant. Now that the weather is nice and it hardly rains, it will be able to dry fully without being spoiled by bad weather.
Get Your Air Conditioning System Serviced
Your air conditioning system may be working perfectly fine right now, but you have any idea how long it is going to last that way? That is why it is a good idea to get the system serviced. There are lots of specialist firms who specialise in air conditioning and will be able to take a look at your home’s system for you. If everything is fine, you have nothing to worry about. If the firm finds even the slightest of faults, they will be able to fix it straight away and prevent it becoming a huge problem that could cost hundreds to repair.
Check Your Gutters
Your gutters and guttering are mainly to catch all the fallen leaves during autumn and to prevent all the rain during winter from flowing down your walls. However, summer is the best time to make sure that they are in a good condition. If you need to replace some parts, you should do that now. If everything looks okay, it is still worth double checking to make sure none of it needs cleaning out.