Tips for seasonal repairs

Letting agent Ultra Lets in Hull suggests homeowners and landlords should start to prepare properties for the winter now. The following tips offer ideas on how to handle seasonal home repairs.

Water damage to ceilings
Whenever there is a roof leak, you need to act fast to stop mould issues occurring further down the line. You should be able to spot the problem by looking for a stain under the ceiling where the leak has occurred but you should never paint over it. Do your best to identify the problem area and then fix the roof. Make sure you seal the stain using a sealant of your choice and then repaint your entire ceiling. Retouching will always be obvious to the eye.

Fix the roof
If you have any problems with the roof, now is the time to deal with them before the rainy autumn weather starts or winter snow blocks your access to the roof and makes the job harder. You can identify potential holes by going to your attic and simply looking up to notice any light shining through. That may not be the case, however, if you have shingles because they will overlap.

Clear out the gutters
If your downspouts and gutters are clogged, your home may suffer water damage. Clearing the gutters now will give you a chance to solve the issue before winter arrives when you may face excessive moisture and leaks.

Deal with condensation
If you have a problem with excessive condensation you will have to try to solve it to prevent dry rot. One of the most common problems is that mould gets out of control in the right conditions, so try to eliminate it as soon as you can. You need to ensure you clean up any mould patches as soon as you notice them and use a dehumidifier to remove the excess moisture from the air, and address the insulation of your home. Doing both will ensure you have stable moisture levels.

Check your insulation
You need to make sure you pay attention to all of the insulation within your home, this means identifying draughts now, to prevent your energy bill from increasing.

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