6 Property maintenance jobs you should do now

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Your property is one of the biggest financial commitments that you will ever make so it makes sense to make sure that you are doing everything you can to look after it. However many of us are guilty of putting off doing those annoying little jobs that aren’t urgent enough to demand our immediate attention but still need doing.

With that in mind we have made a list of six things that you should make time to attend to before these little jobs become big jobs.

1.Windows

In the face of soaring gas prices we are all trying to keep our gas usage down this year. As a result condensation and the mould it goes hand in hand with are more of a problem this year than ever before. Make sure that you wipe condensation off of your windows frequently in order to avoid giving mould the chance to grow.

As window cleaners, sensibly, don’t tend to work in icy weather make sure that you give your ground floor windows a quick wipe too to make sure that you are maximising the amount of natural light that can get into your property and to ensure that you are not looking out through dirty windows.

2.Carpets

Wiping paws and cleaning up the mess that muddy paws can leave straight after walks is the best way to stop it from becoming ingrained in your carpets. Don’t forget to remove your own shoes at the door too. Having your carpets regularly cleaned is the best way to ensure that they stay in tip top condition.

3.Paint

Windowsills, front doors, stairs and bannisters are often subject to a lot of wear and tear. Giving them a quick lick of paint is a relatively quick and easy way to revitalise tired areas in your home and increase your property’s kerb appeal.

4.Gutters

Windy weather can blow leaves, moss and autumn leaves into your gutters. They can cause blockages that can cause both damage and flooding so it is a good idea to ensure that you inspect these regularly and clear any blockages as necessary.

5.Boiler

Even if you are still managing to hold off turning the central heating on there will come a time when you need to switch it on this Winter. Make sure you don’t get a nasty surprise by having your boiler serviced annually by a certified professional. Then you can relax safe in the knowledge that you will have hot water and heating on tap whenever you want them.

6.Garden

Now is the time to put away your garden furniture so that it can be safely stored until Spring. Sweep your paths so that they are clear of slippy Autumn leaves, pull up any dead plants and tidy your shed.

If you are considering putting your property on the market in Arundel, Bognor Regis, Chichester or The Six Villages, contact your local Sims Williams branch for advice.

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