Clean up then sit back

Matamata Chronicle - - News -

Now that spring has sprung, take some time to give your home a checkup along with its an­nual spring clean­ing. Adding home main­te­nance to your rou­tine will go a long way to keep­ing your house in good or­der and set­ting you up for those sum­mer months.

The hot sum­mer sun can quickly dam­age the ex­te­rior of your house so give your roof the once-over, make sure tiles haven’t moved in high win­ter winds, check the gut­ters – clean out leaves and other win­ter de­bris and en­sure the down­spouts are di­rected away from the house.

Now is also a good time to check for any pond­ing that may have oc­curred around the house.

Level any de­pres­sions by fill­ing them with com­pacted soil.

The deck can look very sad at this time of the year so think about high-pres­sure hos­ing or treat­ing the deck to rid it of moulds. Re­place any rot­ting or splin­tered wood, re­place rusted or bro­ken nails and ham­mer in any that have raised above the tim­bers. And when the warmer days ar­rive, just sit back and en­joy the fruits of your labours.

Spring fever:

Now’s the time to check the out­side as well as the in­side of your home.

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