After spending so much time indoors over the last 18 months, the last thing you might want to do is attend to maintenance on your Melbourne home. However, maintenance plays a crucial role in ensuring that your home remains both functional and beautiful for years to come.
If you’re hoping to spend the warmer months entertaining and enjoying your home, then why not use the downtime in winter to get ahead on your home maintenance. Keep reading to find out what we believe are the most important maintenance tasks to complete at your Melbourne home this winter.
Maintaining your home isn’t just about functionality and aesthetics – it’s also pivotal to ensuring your home remains safe for you and your family. Every six months you should be checking that your smoke alarms and other safety features are in working order. If you’re unsure of how best to check these systems, it may be worth engaging a specialist.
Every six months, it’s also worth checking that the wiring in your home is in good shape. This means making sure that there are no frayed cords or wires and replacing anything that is looking worn or potentially hazardous.
Without a doubt, the kitchen is the area of the home most prone to mess, debris and dust gathering in hard-to-reach places. This is why it’s essential to make sure you clean the grease filter in your rangehood, as well as deep cleaning your stovetop, oven and other kitchen amenities once every two months.
To remain organised, it’s also worth clearing out and rearranging your pantry and other storage spaces every three months or so.
With sweltering hot summers and chilly winters, air conditioning is a key component of most Melbourne homes. To ensure that you and your family are breathing in clean air, and a build-up of dust isn’t impeding the cooling (or warming!) of your home, replace the filters in your air conditioner in accordance with your manufacturer’s instructions.
landscaping and decking
Every two years, you should sand and seal your deck to protect it from wear and damage. This involves doing a deep clean of the deck with a pressure washer, sanding the surface, sweeping off excess sawdust and then sealing the deck with a protective coat. A builder or verandah specialist will also be able to assist you with this.
Your garden areas will also have to be maintained all year in accordance with your local council guidelines. Most councils will require that your garden (and the plants or trees on your property) don’t obstruct public areas and put passers by at risk. There are also certain guidelines about keeping your garden well-maintained if visible to the public.
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