Spring Has Arrived And Here Are 7 Tips For All Maintenance Around The Home
Spring has arrived in Sydney, and it promises to be a wonderful season, after all the rain we have had throughout winter. But that rain – and the cold weather – has meant that many homeowners stayed indoors, ignoring all but the essential maintenance tasks in the garden and the house.
So now it is time to go outside and find out how your house has fared over the season. Whether you are planning to spruce the house up for sale or just need to do a spring clean, here is a checklist of areas that may need your attention.
- Fences: Winter rain and wind can play havoc with fences, so check them out carefully.
- Drainage: Inspect drainage around your home. Heavy winter rain can cause shifts in local topography that may change drainage patterns, allowing water to move or pool around the foundations of your house. Look for areas of water staining or dirt on concrete or foundations.
- Trees: Look for limbs that have cracked or are sagging, or trees that may have more of a lean than you remember. Check for overhanging limbs that may be shading the roof and causing guttering problems or leaf build up (a potential fire hazard in summer).
- Foundations: Check home foundations for signs of cracks or leakage. Small cracks can be a source for seepage into the crawl space under your home.
- Decking: Rain can take its toll on decks, so carefully check the condition of the boards for rot or splitting.
- Gutters: Bad gutters can cause a variety of moisture problems and also detract from the appearance of your home. Check that gutters are firmly attached and that downpipes are well secured and draining properly away from the house.
- Roofing: Let your eyes keep wandering upward, and take a look at the condition of your roof. Check to ensure no roof tiles have blown off, cracked or become loose.
About Jhai Mitchell
Jhai is an award winning Internet Marketing Real Estate Agent for Elders Toongabbie and Kings Langley. After running his own internet marketing business he has now set his own sites for the real estate industry. He observed that 90% of real estate agents did not know how to market themselves online. Jhai is now fixed on one goal. To teach real estate agents that they can market online so much better than they currently are.
Since then he has been consistently quoted in the Sydney Morning Herald and Real Estate Business online. He is a regular guest blogger on TheHomePage.com.au, sharing his expertise of marketing aspects for the Real Estate Industry. His biggest passions are his wife, martial arts, dogs and most of all property.