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Maintenance Tips and Tricks for Your Property

Maintenance Tips and Tricks for Your Property

Maintaining a property can feel like a full-time job, but it can also feel like an easy task – it depends on what way you look at it. Either way, property maintenance needs to be carried out, and summer is a perfect time. Here are some maintenance tips to help you out.  

Trim Trees 

If you have a lot of trees or shrubs in your garden, the summer is the perfect time to assess how they are growing and whether you need to trim them back. If there’s one thing trees do well, it’s grow, so you need to pay attention to their progress and take steps to cut them now and again. 

Wait until midsummer, until your trees and in their prime, and think about whether to contact a local arborist to cut them back. An arborist service is also good to contact if you are unsure about the tree conditions. Cutting back your trees improves growth and garden appearance.  

Clean Drains 

Most people forget about their drains; drains are under the surface of the property, and while they are working, there is no point in calling a professional service that can be expensive and inconvenient. Still, cleaning your drains once a year is recommended for many reasons. 

For one thing, cleaning your drains and BSP Stainless Steel Fittings in the warm weather mean they are clear for the winter, and you don’t have to call out service when it’s cold. Additionally, cleaning your drains in summer removes any organic matter that can start to smell in the heat and attract pests to the property.  

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Clear Gutters 

People normally clean their gutters in the autumn after the leaves have fallen, this is always recommended, but it’s a good idea to keep a watchful eye on your gutters throughout the year as well. Every time it rains, a blocked gutter can threaten the infrastructure of your property. 

Leaves and debris block up your gutter and prevent water from flowing freely; this results in water seeping into the walls, which creates mold and weakens the infrastructure. The good news is that gutters can be cleaned easily using some ladders and gardening gloves in summer.  

Control Pests 

Summer is prime time for pests, so you need to pay attention to the best practices to ensure there are no rodents nesting in your basement or ant trails in your kitchen. Make sure all your windows and doors are properly sealed, also seal all your food items away and control waste. 

When it comes to controlling pests in the summer, it’s best to take a defensive approach and protect your property from the outside first. Clean all of your trash cans and make sure they are properly sealed; also, invest in chemicals and lighting for your garden that repels insects.  

Change Lighting 

Changing the lighting on your property is an excellent idea in the summer months and not only to repel the flying insects. If you switch to the right kind of solar lighting, you can save money on your power bill and enjoy effortless lighting on your patio in the summer evenings.