It’s said that an ounce of prevention is better than an ounce of cure and when it comes to home repair and maintenance, nothing could be farther from the truth. Right here in Tauranga, and in the neighbouring cities, summer is just around the corner and while most people are gearing up for a vacation at the beach, some are taking advantage of the excellent weather to do a little maintenance work in their homes.
If you’re planning to do the same, here are a few things you can check or do to help keep your home in tip-top shape.
It’s the perfect weather for checking problems (or potential problems) in your home’s roofing and ceiling. The first thing you want to do is to conduct a visual check. Are there any lights coming through in the attic? This could mean leaks and holes in your roof. Carrying out repairs is easy, however, safety must always be prioritised. Kiwispout NZ LTD notes that if you’re uncertain about some problems, it is best to call roofing contractors in Tauranga for help.
Inside your home, there are plenty of other things you can do as well. You can check your air conditioning unit for any signs of wear and tear and make sure to have these professionally checked and cleaned as soon as you see problems. Do you have insect damages in your walls or sidings? Are mould and mildew building up on your wood furnishings? Do a quick clean or hire professionals to take care of these potential problems for you.
The actual structure of your home is not the only thing that needs regular maintenance. Your furniture and appliances also need to be checked for problems as well. Before you head out on vacation, the first thing you want to check is your alarm system. This is your first line of protection in case you’re not home. Ceiling fans should also be turned counterclockwise to push cool air down against the summer heat. It’s a much cheaper alternative to using an air conditioner. Lastly, check your dehumidifier. Summer brings in a lot of humidity so your filters must be cleaned or replaced as needed.
There are plenty more to do before you enjoy the weeks of excellent weather ahead. These few can get you started, but don’t forget to explore more. You never know when trouble is just around the corner.