Holiday Home Maintenance

Holiday Home Maintenance

Holiday Home Maintenance? Say what!? We’d argue that the words ‘holiday’ and ‘home maintenance’ should never be in the same sentence together but sadly, holiday’s don’t stop the home maintenance from needing to be done and too often, our holidays are the only time we get each year to get those extra projects finished.

To help you get all those little Holiday Home Maintenance jobs finished quickly, we’ve written a list of projects to complete in each room of your home before you go back to work ensuring your home will be in top condition!

 

Holiday home maintenance tips to keep your home in top condition

The Laundry

These Holiday Home Maintenance jobs are often neglected as we don’t spend a lot of time loitering in the Laundry. Yet, skipping the Laundry’s jobs leads to significantly increased power usage from dirty filters and possible damage from water or fire.

 

Washer

•Check hoses for cracks or bubbles

•Clean filters and door gaskets

•Look for any signs of leakage around the base of the washer

 

Dryer

•Clean accumulated lint from duct

•Remove lint from under and around dryer

•Clean vent

•Remove filter and wash with dish soap to remove build up

 

Outside

These Holiday Home Maintenance jobs are necessary so that you can have your friends and family over for a great Summer BBQ!

 

Gas bottle and BBQ

•Check for damaged lines or fittings

•Ensure there are no leaks

•Examine the burners for rust or damage

 

Driveway and patio

•Look for signs of deterioration

•Clean and fill in any cracks in concrete or asphalt

 

Decking and porch

•Check for rot or damage

•Replace or repair any damaged wood

•Tighten loose planks

•Check for loose or missing screws or bolts

•Stain or seal exposed wood

 

 Security

There is a significant rise in the number of break-ins during the holiday season. Making sure your home security is functioning properly is important, particularly if you are going away.

•Examine locks on windows and doors for proper functioning

•Replace missing or damaged keys

 

Roof

•Inspect from ground

•Look for branches or other debris that need removal

•If necessary, contact a professional to inspect or repair

 

 Gutters

These Holiday Home Maintenance tips protect your roof and walls from water damage caused by overflowing gutters.

•Inspect from ground for damage

•Remove accumulated debris

•Check downspouts for blockages

•Be sure water moves freely through gutters and downspouts. Check for leaks.

To cross this Holiday Home Maintenance job off the list much faster consider installing Gutter Guards. Gutter Guards protect your gutters from accumulating debris that causes overflowing gutters and damage to your home.

If you would like to view our range of Gutter Guards or know more about how they protect your home contact us.

Happy Holidays!