Our homes are potentially the biggest investment we’ll ever make in our lifetime.
As such, it’s crucial we take care of our properties as best as we can – whether it’s somewhere you live, rent, or only use for holidays.
Here at MC Property Maintenance, we understand how difficult it can be to ensure all areas of your property are properly maintained.
With this in mind, we have put together a checklist of the main areas to look out for when keep your property looking up to scratch.
Starting with your property’s exterior, there are a few things you should monitor to prevent your home’s value from depreciating. Ensure the outside walls of your home are all well-painted and rectify any cracks, potential leaks or sun damage hazards you can spot.
It’s important to regularly inspect the interior decoration of your property to prevent any chips or cracks becoming an issue. In certain areas, mould or damp can present larger and more long-term problems if not identified and properly managed.
Roof damages or leaks can cause major issues when left unnoticed. Overarching tree branches that lean on your roof or areas missing shingles can again depreciate your home’s value, deterring potential tenants and buyers.
If you have the appropriate equipment and safety measures available, you can either check the roof yourself or appoint a fully-insured maintenance professional to assist with its upkeep.
In certain cases, birds, rats and other wildlife can infiltrate your home, causing damage to your property. Therefore, if you notice this, it’s important to take the appropriate action sooner rather than later to save you both time and money over the long-run.
You should ensure that all windows are correctly sealed and any windows that have even minor issues are fixed as soon as possible. Windows with gaps in their sealant can cause condensation and, if left untreated, can cause dampness within the property structure.
Heating & Cooling
The heating and cooling equipment in your home should be checked on a frequent basis by both yourself and a qualified professional. Check for leaks, temperatures or error codes on your monitor. Your boiler is the hub of heating your home and, only through regularly maintaining it will you be able to extend its lifespan.
The drainage systems in your property can prove costly if not given the appropriate attention on a regular basis. As well as looking out for the quality of drainage both internally and externally, make sure to inspect the entire property for any issues at consistent times.
Here at MC Property Maintenance, we are experts at ensuring buildings are kept at a high-standard of maintenance. To see how our team could help, take a look at our key services page for more information or contact us today.