Spring Has Arrived And Here Are 7 Tips For All Maintenance Around The Home

house-made-of-tools-in-seven-hills-NSWSpring 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.



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.

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