Your Essential Autumn Property Maintenance Checklist!

Your Essential Autumn Property Maintenance Checklist!

May 2, 2024 | Blog

As the leaves start to turn and the cool breeze of autumn sets in, it’s the perfect time to start thinking about home maintenance to ensure your property is in prime condition for the months ahead. While DeckSeal specialises in outdoor maintenance, particularly for decks, it’s also wise to perform a few indoor checks during your autumn clean-up. Here’s your essential checklist to help keep your property maintained from the outside in:

Outdoor Checklist

1. Gutter and Downpipe Inspection

Gutters and downpipes can become clogged with leaves, twigs, and debris, leading to blockages that may cause water to overflow and damage your property. It’s crucial to clear these out to prevent water damage to your home’s foundation, walls, and roof.

2. Exterior Cleaning

Give your home’s exterior a thorough cleaning to remove dirt, cobwebs, and mould. This not only enhances the appearance of your home but also prevents long-term damage. Special attention should be given to windows, doors, and vents to prevent water penetration.

3. Gate & Fence Security

Inspect and ensure that all gates are securely locked and that hinges are in good condition. Check fences for any signs of damage and secure all posts. Regular maintenance such as cleaning and applying protective coatings can prevent water damage and wood decay.

4. Deck Maintenance (DeckSeal Speciality)

Regular inspections and maintenance of your deck are crucial. Look for signs of wear like loose or rotting boards and secure or replace them as necessary. To extend the life and appearance of your wooden deck, consider resealing it multiple times a year. High-pressure cleaning by DeckSeal can remove stains and dirt, minimising slips and enhancing the wood’s durability and aesthetics.

Indoor Checklist

While DeckSeal doesn’t handle indoor maintenance, it’s beneficial to perform these checks to ensure your indoor space is as well-maintained as your outdoor areas:

1. Seal Check

Replacing worn-out seals around windows, doors, and skylights can significantly enhance your home’s comfort and energy efficiency, keeping out drafts and moisture.

2. Wall and Ceiling Inspection

Be vigilant for water stains or drips on internal walls and ceilings as these could indicate water ingress. Addressing these early can prevent more extensive damage.

3. Re-grout the Bathroom

Re-grouting bathroom tiles can drastically improve the hygiene and appearance of your bathroom, preventing water damage and mould growth.

4. Bathroom Fan Maintenance

Regularly cleaning exhaust fan blades, vents, and filters will help prevent mould build-up and ensure the fan functions properly.

5. Paint Touch-Ups

Refresh paint on skirting boards, door frames, and other areas to keep your home looking fresh. Ensure surfaces are clean for the best paint adhesion.

6. Laundry Organisation

Optimise your laundry area to enhance efficiency and convenience. Use storage solutions like racks and shelves to keep frequently used items within reach and declutter the space.

7. General Decluttering

Declutter your home. Start from one area and gradually move to others, keeping only items that spark joy.

decluttering your home

By keeping up with these essential maintenance tasks, your home will not only look its best but also provide a safer, more comfortable environment as the colder months draw near.

For professional assistance with your deck and outdoor maintenance, DeckSeal is here to help. Our experts can enhance and preserve the beauty and functionality of your outdoor spaces, ensuring they withstand the test of time and weather.

If you are looking for deck maintenance or restoration services like deck oiling, then you don’t have to look any further than DeckSeal. If you want to find out about one of our other services like deck cleaningsanding, staining or painting, then we can help with that too. We bring you the professional expertise of our team of decking professionals and a range of services that will help you to take care of your decking.

If you are interested in deck oiling in Melbourne, Sydney, Perth, Brisbane, the Gold Coast, Adelaide, Wollongong, Hobart, or Byron Bay, give us a call at 1800 332 525, or fill out our online contact form.

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