Important checks for your home

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Important checks for your home

Summer is the perfect time to carry out some important checks for your home maintenance on the following as it will help to avoid problems occurring during the cold winter months.

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Reducing condensation in your home

 

Windows:
Ensure that the hot summer heat stays outside by checking¬† and maintaining your home’s windows. One of the key items in window maintenance is routinely checking the sealants. Ensure that both inside and out are secured, and caulk any open areas in between. Also, check weather-stripping for any faults and replace it immediately if there is an issue. Taking care of windows will keep your home looking and feeling good.

Oil range cooker or boiler:
Should be serviced on an annual basis. This service can typically save up to 5% on your annual heating bill and will help to safeguard against appliance breakdowns during the cold winter months. Typically the service consists of an internal cleaning of the boiler, fitting a new oil nozzle, checking air and oil pressure settings of the oil burner to ensure optimum boiler efficiency and a check of the heating controls on the range cooker/boiler.
Proper maintenance now of your range cooker or stove.

Decking:
Wood decks require you do a little care and maintenance each year. Check for damaged boards (once a year). The boards that make up the surface of your deck and steps are subject to all kinds of stress and usage. Over time, they will wear out or rot. If you don’t check for and replace damaged boards each year, you could be setting yourself or your family up for an injury. Nails, screws, and bolts hold your deck together. If they come loose or pop out (a consistent problem with nails), then the deck boards could come loose or the deck itself could partially collapse.

Gutters:
Cleaning gutters regularly will help prevent clogging and unnecessary leaks. It is recommended that gutters are cleaned twice a year: once at late fall/early winter, after all of the leaves have fallen and prior to the first snowfall, and once at late spring/early summer after flowers, seeds and blossoms are done blowing off.

Roof Checks:
Your roof should be inspected annually to ensure that you don’t have any problems. Whether you have just ended your rainy season or are about to begin it, checking your roof regularly will assist in finding a small problem before it becomes a large, leaky one. Contingent on the type of roof, you may also want to clean your roof to avoid any permanent water damage.

Pressure wash the exterior:
An important element of maintaining your home’s exterior is to routinely clean it, and the easiest way to do so is to pressure wash the walls. Do it to remove dirt, stains and mildew, especially prior to painting. Before you wash, just ensure that you cover plants, electrical outlets, windows and doors to avoid any DIY mishaps.
If you require any help with any of the above just contact Pat on the mobile number below or the office number. We cover the Mid-West area and no job is too big or too small, we have a very experienced workforce that includes plumbers, electricians, tillers, carpenters, cleaners, painters and many more.

A one stop shop for all your needs.0879622222 OR 061409596 OR email info@pinnacle maintenance.ie

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