You want to find a nice weekend at least twice a year and spend some time taking care of a few maintenance issues that will help to prevent you from dealing with serious repairs in the future. Here are some of the things that you want to make sure that you spend some time checking out and tending to around your property.
1. Check out the condition of your buildings, fences, and other structures – One of the things you want to make sure you do a couple of times a year is to go around your entire property and make sure everything is still good with regards to the foundation, the woodwork, the doors, windows, framework, etc. While you are checking out all of the buildings on your property, including the exterior of the home itself, you also want to be sure you look at all of your fencing and the gates. Take pictures of anything that needs repairing and have it tended to as soon as you can. Also, look for small, coffee straw-sized dirt tunnels or the presence of a lot of wings which can be signs that you are dealing with termites on your property. If you find signs of termites, you want to have a pest control company come out right away.
2. Check out your plumbing, electrical, and HVAC – Not catching plumbing, electrical, and HVAC issues early on can cause you to find yourself dealing with some major problems down the road. Make sure you have no leaking pipes or mysterious puddles in the yard. Walk around the house and listen for buzzing behind the walls and verify that you see no frayed wires in places where pests can hide, such as the attic. Try your heating and cooling to make sure that both come on without issue.
3. Check out the roof on your home and the other outbuildings – Take a good look at the roofing on your home, as well as any other structures and buildings on your property. Make sure all the shingles or tiles are there and still in good shape. Make sure the flashing is still in good condition. Verify that the rain gutters and downspouts are cleaned out. If they have debris in them, clean them out to avoid issues during the next rainfall, to avoid mosquito problems, to decrease the risk of a fire hazard and to prevent other issues.
For more information on your roofing maintenance, contact your local roofers.