Being a homeowner can seem like something of a dark art, especially if you want to do it right and be as efficient as possible. However, once you've read this article, you'll be equipped with all the information you need to be a stand up example of a responsible property owner!
Nobody gives you a list of everything you should be doing each year in order to stay on top of house maintenance, so we're going to do exactly that. The aim is to put your minds at rest and prevent you having to call out professionals unless you really need to.
Let's take at look at what you should be doing…
To make sure you're getting the best deal.
To prevent sediment build-up running through the pipes.
To prevent a lint build-up and make the machine run more efficiently.
For insurance purposes.
So they can be tackled before they become an issue.
To prevent blockages in wetter months after the leaves have dropped.
By looking for wall and floor cracks. Make a note of the locations and sizes for comparison.
To prevent water damage seeping into brickwork.
You might also find some things to sell hidden away!
To ensure good flow and no blockages.
And re-putty if necessary, or replace glass panes if cracked or blown.
To assess if they need trimming, felling or supporting.
And then steam clean and stain to prevent rot.
This is a good excuse for a dinner party!