Summer Maintenance

As the warm summer months hit in New Zealand, it’s crucial to prepare your property for the season. Proper maintenance not only enhances the visual appeal but also ensures the longevity of your home. Here are some essential tips to keep your property in top shape during the summer:

1. Exterior maintenance: Walk around your property to inspect the exterior for any signs of wear and tear. Check for peeling paint or damaged siding and address any issues promptly.

2. Gutter cleaning: Clean gutters and downspouts to prevent blockages caused by leaves or debris. Ensure proper drainage to protect your home from water damage.

3. Roof Maintenance: Inspect the roof for loose or damaged shingles. Look for any signs of leaks and address them immediately.

4. Pest Control: Check for signs of pests both inside and outside your home. Ants are a lot more active this time year.

5. Landscaping and Lawn Care: Trim trees and bushes away from the house to prevent damage. Keep the lawn well-maintained by mowing regularly and watering as needed.

6. Deck and Patio Maintenance: Inspect decks and patios for any loose boards or structural issues. Clean and seal outdoor wooden surfaces to protect them from the elements.

7. Window and Door Maintenance: Check for drafts around windows and doors. Replace weather stripping if necessary to improve energy efficiency.

8. Pool Maintenance: If you have a pool, ensure proper chemical balance and cleanliness. Check pool equipment for any issues and address them promptly. Check gates and fencing is secure.

By investing time in these summer property maintenance tasks, you can ensure a comfortable and well-kept home. Regular upkeep not only enhances curb appeal but also helps prevent costly repairs in the long run. Stay proactive, and your property will thrive in the New Zealand summer.

Amanda Wiapo