It’s at this time of year that you invariably feel more inclined to catch up on your home’s maintenance. Winter is becoming a distant memory and you are rejuvenated by the longer hours of daylight and a rising thermometer. So, now that you are out of winter hibernation, here are some tasks that you need to tackle.
Mow your lawn
The growing season is well and truly here, and the first mow of the season marks its arrival. However, the grass is not growing at its full capacity, so don’t be tempted to cut it too short. The ideal topping length is one-third of the height of the blades of grass. While this length may seem a little too generous, cutting the grass too short will stress it, and can lead to disease and weed infestation. Instead, you should gradually reduce the lengths of the blades gradually over a few weeks until you have the desired length.
Deep clean the house
Over the winter months, your home has had a lot to contend with. The windows are kept shut, and the central heating is on. While these things are necessary to keep the house warm, it can mean that the house is prone to condensation and limited air-flow. A deep clean is needed to rid the house of bacteria and dust that has become trapped in the house. You need to move the furniture and really get into those nooks and crannies. It’s a big job, and so a company such as Keen Clean can be a great help to really give your home a deep clean.
Clear the gutters
When the trees drop their leaves in autumn, the high winds can lift them up high so that they rest in your gutters; it’s amazing the amount of debris that can collect over winter. The problem is that blocked gutters can lead to a pooling of rainwater and the overspill can start to impact your brickwork and cause structural water damage. You’ll need to get the ladders out and clear the gutters. Otherwise, as the growing season kicks in, you risk developing quite a landscape!
Service your central heating system
Now that there is less demand on your central heating system, it is time to get it serviced. It will have worked hard over winter, so you need to pay it some attention! By doing this now, you will be able to have more say as to when the engineers can visit. They are very busy over the winter months, and now is the time they will have more availability. Servicing your central heating system will ensure that it works efficiently and safely.
Maintaining your home is not just about making sure that it looks clean and tidy; it’s also about keeping your environment safe and maintaining the value of your property. Make a list of tasks that you need to do and tackle them as and when you have time, you’ll be pleased to have put the effort in and it will give you the opportunity to kick back and relax once summer arrives.