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5 maintenance tasks to tackle during Autumn

Posted on March 6th, 2024 in Resources by Compton

As the leaves start to fall and the temperatures begin to drop, it's important to take some time to focus on home maintenance tasks that will help prepare your property for the colder months. Here are five areas to focus on:

Gutters and downpipes

During Autumn, leaves and debris can accumulate in your gutters and downpipes, leading to blockages and potential water damage. Be sure to clean them out regularly, especially before any major storms. 

Heating system

As the weather gets colder, it's important to make sure your heating system is in good working order. Have your heater serviced by a professional to ensure it's running efficiently and safely. Clean air filters and consider installing a programmable thermostat to save energy and money.

Roof and attic

Inspect your roof and attic for any signs of damage or leaks. Look for missing or damaged tiles, cracked flashing, and other signs of wear and tear. Make any necessary repairs before the winter weather arrives.

Chimney and fireplace

If you have a fireplace, be sure to have it cleaned and inspected by a professional chimney sweep before using it for the season. This will help prevent chimney fires and ensure your fireplace is working safely and efficiently.

Outdoor areas

Finally, take some time to prepare your outdoor areas for the cooler weather. Cover or store any outdoor equipment that won't be used during the colder months.

Focusing on these five areas will help ensure that your home is safe and prepared for the colder months ahead.