Having to put the car through an MOT is second nature to most motorists, but should we be putting our homes through a property health check each year?
Everyone needs a roof over their head, so what should we be looking out for to keep our home in tip-top condition?
Just a few simple steps that are needed to ensure that your property is in the best shape:
- Clear out leaves and debris from roof gutters, hopper heads and ground level rainwater drains.
- Ensure no moisture is leaking into homes, this can be vital in preventing dry rot.
- Take action if there is loose or crumbling external stonework, windows or doors but call in a reliable tradesperson working to an approved specification if required.
- Removing cracked and bossed external rendering or harling and renewing it, you will ensure your homes outside walls have coverings that are as effective as they were originally.
- Check to see if there are problems beginning to appear with the fabric of your home’s interior.
- Look for loose seals or mastic pointings around the bath or shower. This could mean water is seeping through and giving rise to wet rot.
- Install extractor vents or use a dehumidifier to tackle the problem of condensation caused by everyday things like cooking or having a shower.
And you could, of course, call in an expert. A Wise Property Care, property health check could be carried out to remove the stress from home-owners doing it themselves.
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