Preparing for a new season isn’t a big deal most of the time. For winter, you’re getting ready for the cold, so the draft excluders come out and the heavy curtains are re-hung in front of the blinds. In the spring, the flower seeds you’ve been waiting to plant can go down now that the soil has thawed out. When summer time rolls in, the light curtains go up and the heaters get put away for a few months. There are always jobs that need doing for the season and while we are in the middle of summer right now, autumn is eight little weeks away, meaning that preparations and lists should be made sooner than later. Is it early? Well, for some, it can be considered too early to worry about the autumn jobs. For others, the school vacations mean that the weeks are going to slip by like sand in an hourglass and all of a sudden, the kids go back to school, and you’ve done no preparation for your autumn jobs!
Summer Now, Autumn Soon: Four House Jobs To Do Sooner Than Later!
There are cold and wet months ahead, and you should be budgeting right now for the autumn jobs that are going to cost you. Planning ahead is crucial to protect your home from further damage because of wind and rain. Getting the pipework under your home prepared should be top of the list, which means that you should be going online to MaplewoodPlumbing.com and getting some quotes for your water systems. It’s important that you take precautions, and here are four of those autumn jobs that you should do that you can prepare for right now:
Guttering. Wind and rain over the last few months may have gone away now the sun is shining, but there is a good chance that the gutters around the edge of your roof are filled with debris from the trees and nests made by small animals. You can choose to do this yourself with some help, or you can budget for the professionals to do it for you and minimise the risk of falling.
Roofing. You wouldn’t believe how often wind and harsh weather can make your roof tiles loosen up. Getting the tiles checked and refitted is a smart thing to do so that you don’t end up with a leak in the roof – costing you thousands. It doesn’t even have to be a big job if there are only one or two loose tiles you can save yourself a lot of money.
Boiler. The cold months approaching means that the heaters will be switched back on, which means your boiler needs to be serviced all over again. It’s an autumn MOT item that should be top of the list for you.
Garden. Bedding down and tidying the garden isn’t just a nice thing to do, it’s a must. Trim back bushes and trees before you mow the lawns and cut back weeds. There’s a chance you won’t do much for your garden for a few months so make it look nice now and it’ll stay clear for the winter.
These are just a few items around the house that you should consider prior to the start of the cold weather season. Can you think of any others? Let me know in the comments below!
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