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Home Maintenance Checklist For This Summer

Now is an excellent time to start some bigger home renovations, both inside and outside, since the days are becoming longer. To get your house ready for summer and maintain them that way all season, cross these tasks off your list.

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How to get your home ready for the summer

Inspect kitchen and bath fixtures

Monitoring sinks and tile surrounds may help avoid future, expensive water damage and repairs. Note any spots that need new grout or caulk, as well as any signs of slow leaks that need to be addressed. 

Test smoke alarms and detectors

It is recombined that you test all smoke alarms and carbon monoxide detectors at least once a month and replace them every ten years. It is very easy to test this, all you need to do is simply press the test button on the smoke and carbon monoxide detectors.

At Bexhill Property Maintenance, we also recommend replacing any worn-out batteries and making sure all smoke alarms, carbon monoxide detectors, and house timers are fully functioning. 

Add shade to outdoor space

The UK experiences longer days during the summer and having adequate shade in your backyard might be the difference between a pleasant outdoor area and one you avoid. Around outdoor sitting and dining areas, adding a parasol or temporary shade will offer the perfect environment for you and your family.

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Build an extension

Due to how convenient it is to have work done, summer is the most popular time of year to construct an extension for all homeowners. Many people often hesitate to get their lofts converted or houses extended due to the cold weather. Getting this done during the summer is ideal as the weather is suitable for construction to proceed without interruptions at full speed. 

The problem is that if you're expecting to hire a builder in the next few weeks or perhaps months, they will probably be quite busy. If you would like any help with any upcoming building projects you have to get in touch with our builders across Bexhill, Eastbourne and Hastings by getting in touch using the contact details down below. 

Get your garden ready

With a lot of time spent outdoors during the summer, start by eliminating any dead portions from trees or plants and remove any weeds. Adding mulch in your flower gardens can help keep weeds away and allow your plants to retain moisture. Additionally, now is a fantastic time to install fresh landscaping so that your house and backyard are set for when you host BBQs.

Tidy up the driveway 

Cleaning and inspecting your driveway, deck, patio, and pathways carefully is another great place to start getting your home ready for the summer. Using a pressure washer is essential for cleaning these areas. It's a good idea to look for cracks and weeds in these places before you begin power cleaning. Wash away all the filth, mould, and grime that has accumulated over the last year after you have thoroughly inspected everything.

These are just a few things we have listed to help get your home ready for the summer and there are more tasks you can also do. If you would like to discuss your options, please speak with us today.

Get in touch with us

Our expert builders are available throughout Bexhill, Eastbourne, Hastings and the surrounding areas by calling us on 07879335446 or 01424 238797 and we will be happy to help.

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