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4 Tips to get you ready for Autumn

Updated: Feb 21, 2022

Every week, our team of trade professionals inspect hundreds of homes. We've seen everything. From immaculate homes to ruined wrecks, we've seen it all. However, the most serious issues are frequently those that could have been prevented.


True, the weather, pests, and construction quality all play a role in the state of your home. However, one of the most crucial aspects is how you maintain it.


You can keep your house in the finest possible shape if you have the appropriate information. Knowing how to care for your home can help you avoid severe difficulties such as dampness, termites, and other problems.


As the season's change, so will the work your home need. Here are some of our favourite autumn ideas.


Keep your house in good condition with these 4 autumn maintenance tips.

1. Clean your gutters

Clear and flowing gutters can help you prepare for the winter rains. Falling leaves and sticks can quickly accumulate, causing the water to overflow. Clear gutters will help you collect rainwater in your tanks, protect your home from water damage, and reduce excess water from pooling around and under your home.

Excess water may wreak havoc on the earth around your foundations, destabilising the footing and causing the entire structure to shift. Movement at the foundational level can be quite dangerous, as it can affect the entire construction of your home.

2. Check your termite barrier is in date

It's critical to have termite protection for your home. Termites can cause significant damage to your home if left unchecked. To keep your home safe from termites, make sure you have a termite barrier erected. If you currently have a termite barrier in place, make sure it's up to date by speaking with a pest professional.

Your termite barrier will remain for years, but it will ultimately wear out, leaving your home susceptible. Unfortunately, termites are active throughout the year, so make sure your home is safeguarded in autumn.

3. Bad ventilation

It's critical to have termite protection for your home. Termites can cause significant damage to your home if left unchecked. To keep your home safe from termites, make sure you have a termite barrier erected. If you currently have a termite barrier in place, make sure it's up to date by speaking with a pest professional.

Your termite barrier will remain for years, but it will ultimately wear out, leaving your home susceptible. Unfortunately, termites are active throughout the year, so make sure your home is safeguarded in autumn.

4. Check your window frames

If your window frames are constructed of wood, it's critical that you paint them thoroughly. The paint seals and protects the wood from moisture absorption. The moisture in the autumn air will cause unsealed frames to compress and expand, causing them to bulge and jam.

Always double-check that the windows are correctly painted, paying special attention to the top and bottom, which are sometimes overlooked. Make sure all window frames are painted, sealed, and ready for the winter weather this autumn to stay warm and dry.

Make sure your home is autumn-ready with these suggestions. Check your gutters, door seals, window frames, and termite barrier right now.

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