A Handy Property Maintenance Checklist

Posted in Maintenance | Property Maintenance
Published on February 19, 2021

Property maintenance is vital to keep your home in the very best condition. Since your home is one of your most significant investments and expenses, you always want to make sure that it’s running as smoothly as possible. An inefficient, neglected home is unpleasant to spend time in, and it’s more expensive in terms of upkeep and repair.

How do you ensure you’re looking after every part of your space to the best of your ability? For example, you don’t want to miss any simple plastering and tiling jobs that’ll quickly improve and reinforce your home structure. Here is a definitive property maintenance checklist to help make sure that you’re ticking every box when looking after your home.

 

Match Your Tasks to Season

Your property is going to need different maintenance tasks prioritising during different seasons of the year. There is a much greater likelihood that your gutters will become blocked with fallen leaves in autumn, and efficient central heating is more important in winter than at any other period in the year. Spring provides a perfect opportunity to clean, and check your property’s exterior for any damage that the harsh winter weather may have caused.

Consider the unique challenges and benefits of each season to guide your approach to property maintenance. The hours of winter days feel much shorter since it gets dark much sooner, so you’re much better off performing exterior works like roofing in the bright days of summer. Interior painting is a task that you could sensibly leave for winter when you’re cooped up because the weather doesn’t affect the job. Approaching tasks with the season in mind will help you to time every job right.

 

Fix Issues When You Spot Them

While this advice seems obvious, it can be tempting to ignore and leave repairs until you’re in a better financial position. Taking a passive approach to handling little mistakes in your property can be costly because almost every problem will escalate over time. What may have been a relatively cheap repair for a hole in the wall can eventually compromise the entire structure of your building! Structural damage will be much more expensive to repair in the long run.

Don’t be afraid to use reactive maintenance call out services as soon as you spot a drainage problem, for example. A drainage issue will not solve itself, and air conditioning units, boilers and water systems also need instant repair if they stop performing correctly. If you have consistent problems with the heating or drainage in your house, dedicate time to servicing them often and checking that they’re running smoothly. Anything that you can do to prevent problems is worth doing, so get your boiler serviced!

 

Run Through These Questions

To know in full confidence that your home is running efficiently, here are some simple questions to ask yourself.

  • Am I paying a reasonable amount in bills, or have they suddenly risen or escalated?
  • Am I happy with the temperature in my space, or am I too hot or cold?
  • Can I navigate around my room without seeing any hazards?
  • Are my appliances working correctly or would they benefit from repair?
  • Am I fully protected from the weather when I’m inside?

If the answer to any of those questions is no, you know for sure that your property isn’t operating at its very best. Realising the problem is the first step to diagnosing and solving the issue, though, and that is what property maintenance is all about!

 

Contact us at Kiasu Workforce for some helpful advice. We offer specialised property maintenance services that could massively benefit your home or your commercial building.