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House Maintenance for Beginners

Throughout the year, it is important to stay on top of your home maintenance. This is especially the case for those of us who live in Scotland as we often experience poor weather conditions. Many people forget about home maintenance and, instead, keep up with the cleaning and interior upkeep of the home. However, we can’t forget about the external maintenance of our homes too. Keep reading to find out some of our top tips and tricks for maintaining your home!

Check your roof

Many people forget to regularly check their roofs; this is a bad habit to pick up as a great roof is key to stability. Did you know that around 25% of all heat in the home is lost via the roof? If you’re finding that your home is regularly cold, but you’ve sealed the windows and closed the doors, it might actually be your roof that’s the problem! Living in Scotland also increases the risk of having the quality of your roof deteriorate over time. To maintain your roof, we recommend that you check out businesses that offer roof repairs Edinburgh and surrounding areas. Keep the heat in throughout the whole year and save money.

Deep clean your flooring

There is an endless list of benefits when it comes to different flooring types, yet these become null-in-void if we don’t take care of our flooring and maintain the upkeep of them. Different types of flooring also require different types of cleaning products and schedules. Many people across Scotland purchase hardwood flooring and carpets as they keep the house warmer in the winter and increase the value of their homes. However, there is little use in making such a huge investment in expensive flooring if it’s not maintained. This is why you should aim to deep clean your flooring every so often and do so according to the instructions set out by your flooring provider.

Clean your windows

The Scottish weather can also have a huge impact on the state of our windows, this is why we recommend that you keep your windows as clean as possible. Mould can tend to grow on the surrounding area of the window – this is often caused by cold weather outside. We can also expect to see a lot of condensation build-up which causes materials to peel and rot. Therefore, you should maintain the cleanliness and upkeep of your windows to ensure there is no damage. Windows are designed to keep the air in the house and promote airflow, and the last thing we want is air coming in when the windows are shut. Repairing windows can be effective and affordable!

Have a spring clear-out

We have all heard of the term ‘spring clear-out’ – people across the globe make sure they do this every year to maintain the cleanliness of their home and their belongings. Attempt to de-clutter as much as possible and deep clear furniture too.

What do you do to maintain your house?