As a homeowner, you need to know how to keep your house in top condition at all times. This is so that you can keep it a warm, comfortable and a safe place to be, as well as preventing any costly issues and repairs down the line. The recent lockdowns have caused most people to be indoors more often than usual, meaning that maintaining your home is more essential than ever.
With this in mind, here is a checklist of things that you should be doing each month to keep your house in good condition during lockdown.
Perhaps most important is to test your smoke alarms, carbon monoxide detector and any other alarms that you have in the house. These obviously provide critical protection in dangerous and potentially fatal situations, so knowing that they work will provide safety as well as peace of mind. Get any batteries replaced as soon as possible if necessary.
Check Boiler Pressure
The boiler is like the heart of the home and you will want to make sure that it is in good condition to keep the home warm and comfortable. Pressure which is too high could signify a fault while pressure that is too low will affect your central heating, so it is worth checking this on a regular basis. Investing in boiler insurance will cover damage and maintenance to your boiler will give you access to heating engineer callouts and annual services, helping to keep your boiler in good condition throughout the year. It is also smart to bleed your radiators periodically to keep your heating systems working efficiently.
You may not need to clear the gutters every month during spring and summer, but it is a good idea during autumn and winter when debris and build up can be an issue. Keeping your gutters clear will prevent flooding and water damage, improve drainage and improve the curb appeal of your home.
Maintain the Garden
If you are fortunate enough to own a backyard, it is very easy to neglect this during the colder months of the year. This can create a huge task once the weather starts to improve, so instead it is worth spending a little bit of time maintaining the garden each month so that you can quickly make it a nice space to spend time once the weather improves.
These maintenance tasks will help you to keep your house in good condition throughout the year and should help to prevent any issues from occurring. Once you get into a routine of maintaining your home, it does not become a chore and will also help you to keep it in the best possible condition at all times.