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    Maintenance checks around the home

    Published on 12 December 2018, Wednesday, 6:00 AM

    With a few extra hours of daylight up our sleeves in summer, why not utilise the time to carry out some maintenance work around your home?

    Nipping issues in the bud before they become an expensive problem is something that every homeowner should do.

    By conducting regular checks around the home, you can save yourself both time and cash - what's not to like about that?

    Here's a few things to keep in mind when doing your next maintenance inspection around the home.

    Smoke alarms

    Smoke alarms should be checked every six months for flat batteries and any other issues. These can not only protect your home in the event of a fire, but also save lives.

    Termite inspection

    Termites can cause devastating damage if they are left to their own devices for a period of time. Arranging a professional inspection annually will help ensure you stay on top of any infestations.

    Clearing gutters

    Cleaning out your gutters before the wet season is another vital part of home maintenance. Using a cherry picker or scissor lift from your local Kennards Hire will help you carry out this job safely and efficiently.

    Balustrades and handrails

    Any kind of framework around the home that supports weight should be regularly inspected to ensure they are safe - balustrades, handrails and other railings should all be checked at least once a year.

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    Nathan Mills
    Nathan is a seasoned Kennards Hire team member passionate about empowering DIYers in their projects. He loves everything DIY and brings together years of equipment and project experience to help customers get the right tools for their next job.