October is finally here! Break out the apple cider and ready the pumpkins! If you are selling your house don’t forget to take care of these chores to make your house more appealing to those buying in the colder months.
Clean the frames whether they’re wood, plastic or stone. Gunk builds up, no matter how dirt-proof your windows. In particular, wooden ones will start to rot if not looked after carefully.
A well-diluted solution of detergent and a soft cloth will do the trick, or for something more eco, try a weak solution of vinegar and baking powder.
Wear gloves to protect your hands. While you’re at it… give the panes a clean too. You’ll want to get out there less and less as the temperature takes a dive.
Service the boiler now, rather than leaving it until you actually need to turn it on. Major boiler repairs or replacing an ignored boiler can be costly, so get yours serviced annually.
While you’re at it… check your smoke and carbon monoxide alarms work. If you’re in a rented property, you are now responsible for making sure safety checks are carried out.
DAMP OR LEAKS
Check out areas of your home you don’t use on a daily basis. Is there any damp or mildew in the loft, cellar or anywhere else? If so, get it sorted pronto before it turns into something nasty.
While you’re at it.. throw stuff away from the attic that is so unnecessary that you’ve forgotten it even exists!
Walk around the outside of your house to check for stains on the walls, and fix any cracked pipes and drains. These are not only potentially disasterous but also aren’t a good look.
While you’re at it… touch up any flaking patches of wall with masonry paint.
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