Observe your roof – stand back and look for missing tiles, check the flashings to the chimney look intact.
Check the guttering looks clear with no missing sections. If pebbles, moss and vegetation build up on your roof, then spring and summer are the best times to clear this.
Check the brickwork to make sure it all looks intact and no bricks or mortar are flaking away. Re-pointing masonry is a labour intensive but necessary job to protect the outside of a property.
Check window sills and drain pipes for rot or flaking away paintwork. Again, the warmer months are a better time to paint these – when you can make the most of the longer, dry evenings.
Spring clean your drains from inside and do an external check to ensure there aren’t any blockages.
Get an electric check from a qualified electrician to make sure that your property’s electrics are safe and in a satisfactory condition.
Get your boiler serviced. Doing this now will make sure it is properly maintained for the year ahead. Or consider upgrading your boiler – some of today’s energy efficient boilers can provide up to 30 per cent savings on gas bills.
Save the pennies…replace light bulbs with energy saving light bulbs. Don’t forget you can use energy saving light bulbs on side lamps as well as main lights and outdoor lights.