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8 Summer Home Maintenance Tips

Keeping a house in good shape requires time and work. That’s why we’ve created this checklist: to make things as simple as possible. Keeping things clean and working is considerably less expensive than replacing them or, worse, allowing them to become a safety hazard.

As the holiday season approaches, it's important to make sure that your home is well-maintained and ready for the festivities.

Here is a Christmas holiday home maintenance checklist to help you get your home in top shape:

  • Clean your home’s gutters: Remove any leaves, twigs, and debris from the gutters to prevent water damage.

  • Inspect your roof: While you’re cleaning the gutters, take a look at your roof. Any visible signs of damage that need repairing? Even small holes can quickly become big problems. So repair any loose tiles, eaves and screws now – or hire a local professional to get the job done.

  • Inspect the air conditioning: Make sure the air conditioning is working properly and clean or replace the filters if needed. You don't want to be stuck with a broken air conditioner during the hot Queensland summer.

  • Test the smoke alarms: Check that all alarms are in good working order and have fresh batteries. Working smoke alarms can help protect your home and loved ones in case of a fire.

  • Check the plumbing: Look for any leaks or clogs and fix them before they become bigger problems. A burst pipe or clogged drain can cause serious damage to your home, so it's important to address any issues as soon as possible.

  • Clean the outdoor areas: Sweep the porch, patio, and driveway. This will not only make your home look nice, but it will also prevent tripping hazards and other accidents.

  • Trim trees and bushes: Cut back any overgrown trees or bushes to prevent damage to your home. Overgrown trees and bushes can cause damage to your home's foundation, roof, and siding, so it's important to keep them trimmed and maintained.

  • Test the security system: Check that all security cameras and sensors are working properly. This will give you peace of mind and help protect your home during the holiday season.

By following this checklist, you can ensure that your home is well-maintained and ready for the holiday season. Happy holidays!


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