Spring is an ideal time to repair any minor damages from the winter weather and to prepare for the summer heat (hopefully!)
- Gutters and downpipes: Clear any leaves of plant growth that could potential cause rainwater to overspill and permeate through the exterior wall. Re-secure any gutters that have pulled away from the soffits. Check for any loose or missing roof tiles.
- Window frames, sills, door sills, and thresholds: Check all wood surfaces for weathering and paint failure. If wood is showing through, sand the immediate area and apply a primer coat before painting. If paint is peeling, scrape loose paint and sand smooth before painting.
- External drain: Remove any leaf debris from drain covers
- Foundation: Check foundation walls, floors, concrete, and masonry for cracking or deterioration. If a significant number of bricks are losing their mortar and / or you can slide a penny into a crack in your concrete floor, slab or foundation call a professional immediately.
- Roof: Inspect roof surface flashing, eaves, and soffits. Check flashings around all surface projections such as chimney stacks and dormer windows, and any sidewalls.
- Deck and porches: Check all decks, patios, porches, stairs, and railings for loose timbers or areas of deterioration. Decking and wood fences ideally need to be treated every 4-6 years, depending on how much exposure they get to sun and rain. If the stain doesn’t look like it should or water has turned some of the wood a dark grey, to treat your deck and fence.
- Landscape: This is a perfect time to prepare your garden for the summer months. Trim back any overgrown plants from structures. Tidy borders and treat your lawn to a spring fertiliser to enjoy a lush lawn perfect to show off during the barbeque season!