As we transition from Summer to Autumn, there is no better time to do a refresh and check over your property.
See the top 4 things we believe you should be touching base with this time of year.
1. Gutters & Downpipes
This probably seems like an obvious one at this time of year, but trust us when we say it’s also the most important one. Between March and May, the trees around your property will try to cause havoc by filling your gutters & downpipes with leaves and debris. If not cleaned and maintained, when those heavy winter downpours come through, your gutters will be inundated and unable to function as they are designed to. We recommend keeping an eye on your gutters and ensuring they are cleaned and maintained on a regular basis.
You can clean your gutters and downpipes yourself by using our step-by-step guide. Alternatively, we can organise for one of our estimators to come out and assess your property, providing you with a free quote to get your gutters cleaned and a recommendation for the frequency that this should be done.
2. Hot Water Unit
Now I’m pretty sure I speak on behalf of most people when I saw no one likes a cold shower. The water heater at your property may be relatively new or extremely old. New or old, there is always the potential for them to surprises you, and not in a good way! Before we get into Winter where your hot water unit works overtime for a few months, it’s important to check your unit for any signs of damage or deterioration. Some examples include rust, scale, puddles of water and any leaks. Any signs of damage or deterioration should be attended to immediately. This will ensure your hot water unit is at its full strength and in the best condition possible to get through Winter successfully. Need a new hot water unit all together? See our tips here
3. Roof Leaks
A roof leak in summer can be frustrating, however in winter it can be an absolute disaster! Identifying and fixing the leak is best done sooner rather than later to avoid any damage from those freak-storms which can roll through unexpectedly. The longer you leave a roof leak for, the more those repair costs increase. Now is a perfect time to get on top of an issue like this before we’re hit with those nasty winter storms.
4. Garden Hoses
Throughout summer we water our gardens more often than any other time of year. Coming into Autumn and heading towards the cold months of Winter, it’s important to pack away those garden hoses because the colder weather has a tendency to damage hoses causing them to crack and potentially freeze. It is unlikely that you will need it in winter, so to ensure the durability of the hose, store it away in a dry area.
Briefing over these parts of your property aims to increase its life and longevity whilst also reducing the likelihood of emergency/costly damage from occurring. Any questions or concerns, please don’t hesitate to reach out.