Preventative Home Maintenance Measures For Winter

Preventative Home Maintenance Measures For Winter

During winter, it can be hard to keep on top of all those little jobs that seem to need doing around the house. When the weather takes a turn for the worse, it can seem like nature is conspiring against us to make extra work!

When you have a busy family and a full-time job, winter maintenance preparation is probably the last thing on your mind. However, if you take a few minutes out of each day to perform a few simple tasks, your home will thank you for it in the long run.

Buying a house is an expensive investment. It is important that we look after our investments and keep them at a high standard. If you think of your home in this sense, then you may realize that these simple things need to be done.

1. Regular checks

You should be carrying out daily checks on your home throughout the winter months. Think about the day-to-day things that you do, and try to work out a simple and effective way of working the home safety and maintenance checks into this.

Inside the home, you should check your smoke alarms, electrical devices, and carbon monoxide alarms daily to ensure that there are no problems. Check for any leaks or weather damage to the property. Roofing can also be checked by a company like Tony's Roofing, to ensure that the tiles are intact.

In the garden, you may have some delightful outdoor design ideas, but it is important to ensure that they are safe in winter. This means checking for rotten or broken wooden joists and ensuring that the flooring and decking are non-slip. Always sweep up and dispose of wet leaves and other slippery hazards.

You could also contact PlumberMelbourne4u to unclog your blocked drains in Melbourne if this is where you are based. Blocked drains and clogged guttering are a serious cause of accidents and damp problems in the home.

2. Home safety in winter - you should think about the items that you might use on a regular basis during the winter months, and ensure their safety.

Radiators and fires are important to check. Make sure that your radiators are cleaned and if necessary have someone come out to bleed them.

If you have a log fire, then it is important to have your chimney swept on a regular basis to avoid any dangerous accidents and house fires. Similarly, if you have a thatched roof, this should be checked as often as possible to ensure that it is all in good condition.

3. Family safety - the safety of your family is paramount during winter. You should ensure that any areas your children regularly use are kept clean and safe.

Some of the key things to check include:

Bathroom surfaces: these can become damp and moldy during winter. Ensure that they are cleaned and dried to avoid your children slipping during bath time.

Outside areas: if snow is an issue where you are based, then ensure that the driveways are cleared and salted before your kids leave for school.

Kitchen and hallways: both the kitchen and hallway areas of the house are often prone to leaks and slippery surfaces. Check for any potential leaks in the kitchen, especially near electrical items that may be a fire hazard.

Nhu Anh

Nhu Anh is a professional editor in the field of architecture and interior design. Having a strong desire for architecture and design in her writing career, Nhu Anh attempts to provide readers the most wonderful architectural news and projects.


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