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Summer DIY Jobs For A Happy Home

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Summer has arrived, bringing long days, warm temperatures, and the perfect opportunity to tackle some essential DIY jobs around the house.

For first-time homeowners, the thought of property maintenance can be a bit daunting, but taking care of these tasks now can save a lot of trouble down the road. That’s why we recommend tackling some of these projects now, to prevent long delays and additional costs in winter.

Here are some crucial summer DIY jobs that can help keep your home in top shape.

Test Your Boiler

It might seem odd to think about your boiler during the summer months, but this is actually the perfect time to ensure it’s in good working order.

Checking your boiler now, when it’s warm, means you’re less likely to face long wait times for repairs if there’s an issue. Most people don’t think about their heating systems until it’s too late, leading to a rush of boiler repair calls in the autumn and winter.

Running a quick test of your boiler now ensures that any necessary repairs can be made without the pressure of cold weather. If you’re not comfortable checking over your boiler and it’s parts you can book in a boiler service with our team and we’ll check everything for you. We offer boiler servicing and repairs across Preston and Lancashire, give us a call to arrange a boiler service or contact us online.

This proactive approach to boiler maintenance can also help you avoid the inconvenience and discomfort of a broken boiler when temperatures drop.

Clear Out Your Rain Gutters

Another important summer job is clearing out your rain gutters. While we all love the sunshine at this time or year, let’s not forget we live in Lancashire and the rain will eventually come back.

Over the course of the year leaves, twigs, and other debris can accumulate in your gutters, leading to blockages. When gutters are clogged, rainwater can overflow and cause damage to your home’s exterior and foundation. This can result in leaks, water damage, and even mould growth.

To prevent these issues, take some time to clean out your gutters. Use a sturdy ladder and gloves to remove any debris, and consider installing gutter guards to reduce the amount of material that collects in the future.

Regular gutter maintenance helps protect your home from water damage and ensures that rainwater is properly diverted away from your property. It’s a small job to tackle this summer but it can save you thousands in repairs.

Check Windows and Doors

During the summer, it’s also a good idea to check all the windows and doors in your home. Similarly to the rain gutters, it’s best to check these now before the rain arrives to avoid damage to your home.

Make sure they open and close smoothly and that the seals are intact. Poorly sealed windows and doors can lead to draughts, which not only make your home less comfortable but also increase your energy bills.

Inspect the caulking around windows and doors for any cracks or gaps, and replace it if necessary. This simple task can make a big difference in your home’s energy efficiency. Additionally, ensure that all locks and handles are functioning properly for your home’s security.

Flush the Central Heating System

Flushing your central heating system is another important task that’s best done in the summer.
Over time, sludge and debris can build up in the system, reducing its efficiency and potentially causing damage.

By flushing the system now, you can ensure it runs smoothly and efficiently when you need it most and avoid the need for boiler repairs down the line. Regular maintenance of your central heating system can extend its life span and improve its performance.

This process involves draining the system and then refilling it with clean water. At Gas Line we can help you maintain and repair your central heating system and boiler. Find out more about our central heating flushing service online.

Check Your Gas

If your home uses gas for heating or cooking, it’s crucial to ensure that your gas appliances are certified and safe to use. At Gas Line we offer a through Gas Certification service that includes checking your gas appliances and installation for wear and tear. Summer is one of the best times to schedule this work, as you can beat the winter rush on gas services similarly to boiler installations and replacements.

A gas safety check will confirm that your appliances are working properly and aren’t leaking gas or producing harmful levels of carbon monoxide. Keeping your gas certification up to date is not only a legal requirement if you’re a landlord but it’s also essential for the safety of your household.

Other Summer DIY Jobs To Do

While you’re taking care of these key tasks, consider adding a few more to your summer DIY list:
Inspect the Roof: Summer is a great time to inspect your roof for any damage. Look for missing or damaged shingles, and check for signs of wear and tear.

  • Paint and Stain: The warm, dry weather is perfect for painting and staining. Whether it’s touching up the paint on your fence, or staining a deck doing this jobs can make your home feel like new.
  • Tidy the Garden: Trim overgrown plants, weed flower beds, and consider planting new flowers or shrubs.
  • Check Smoke and Carbon Monoxide Detectors: Ensure your smoke and carbon monoxide detectors are in working order. Replace batteries if needed, and test each device to confirm it’s functioning properly.

Summer is an ideal time to tackle these essential DIY jobs around your home.

The temptation is to put all of these jobs off until later in the year but tackling them now can help you beat the rush, save money and prevent damage to your home.

So, grab your tools, roll up your sleeves, and get started on these summer DIY projects. For everything boiler and gas safety you can count on us to help keep your home safe and ready for the colder months.

You can call us on 07931 733 955 to book in a boiler service or boiler repair. We cover all areas of Lancashire, especially Preston and the surrounding areas. If you ever need help with your boiler, Gas Line is here to help!

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