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5 Home Maintenance Tasks to Handle Before the End of 2022

Owning a home comes with a lot of responsibility. Whether you’re living on your property or renting it out, you need to do annual maintenance, and some tasks even need to be handled more regularly.

With the end of the year approaching, there’s no better time than right now to catch up on home maintenance tasks that you’ve been putting off for months on end.

Here are some important ones you can add to your to-do list.

Mold Checks

When last did you have your property checked for mold? Of course, sometimes mold is easy to spot or smell in damp areas like the bathroom. However, mold can also grow unsuspectingly behind walls and in the ceiling.

Checking for mold is crucial because certain types of growth can be dangerous to our health, causing respiratory issues and other sicknesses. If there’s a serious mold issue in your home, you’ll need to call in a professional for mold remediation.

Clean Drains and Gutters

It’s a good idea to regularly clean your drains at home, but from time to time, more serious intervention is needed. If nasty smells have arisen and the typical baking soda and vinegar trick isn’t getting the job done, it might be time to call in the pros.

Professional drain cleaning (as well as gutter cleaning) is a good idea for any home, even if you haven’t noticed a smell or blockage issue. Every so often, have your drains and gutters thoroughly cleaned out and sanitised.

Call Pest Control

Now, this isn’t to say that you should simply call up a pest removal company and ask them to visit your home. Naturally, you should do a few checks yourself first to see if you notice anything amiss (for example, worn or damaged wood or visible pests).

However, it is important that any pest issues are addressed in a timely manner, before any serious damage is done to your home or your health. Of course, avoiding pest infestations should be your first line of defence, but once they’re there, have them professionally handled.

Fix Up the Paint Job

Whether you want to repaint an entire room or just fix up the issues, addressing chipped and old paint from time to time is a good idea. Make sure you fix chipped and peeling paint to keep your home looking spiffy and protect the overall paint job.

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This isn’t a necessity, but it helps keep your property looking good – a fresh coat of paint every few years should be on every homeowner’s list.

Check Up on Your Temperature Control

Finally, make an effort to take a closer look at the heating and air conditioning appliances in your home.

Often, these items might need a service, or if not, they might gather dust, grime or even mold to quite a serious extent. If a service isn’t required, you can at least give these appliances a good and thorough deep cleaning before the end of 2022.