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Edinburgh Home Maintenance Checklist: Tips to a Healthy and Happy Home in 2024

As we welcome in the new year, it's the perfect time to give your home the attention it deserves. A well-maintained home not only ensures your comfort but also helps prevent costly repairs down the road. Here's a comprehensive checklist of essential home maintenance tasks to tackle in Edinburgh for a smooth and worry-free 2024.

1. Roof Inspection:

  • Inspect your roof for missing or damaged shingles.

  • Clear any debris or moss that may have accumulated.

  • Check for leaks or water stains in the attic.

2. Gutter Maintenance:

  • Clean out gutters and downspouts to prevent water buildup.

  • Ensure that gutters are securely attached to the house.

  • Consider installing gutter guards to reduce debris accumulation.

3. Exterior Inspection:

  • Walk around your home and inspect the exterior for cracks or damage.

  • Look for signs of pest infestations, such as nests or holes.

  • Check the condition of the paint and schedule touch-ups if necessary.

4. Window and Door Checks:

  • Inspect windows and doors for drafts.

  • Replace weatherstripping as needed.

  • Check for cracks in the window caulking and repair if necessary.

5. Heating System Maintenance:

  • Schedule a professional inspection of your heating system.

  • Replace furnace filters and clean vents.

  • Bleed air from radiators if you have a hot water heating system.

6. Insulation Inspection:

  • Check the insulation in your attic and walls.

  • Ensure there are no gaps or damage that could compromise energy efficiency.

  • Consider adding insulation if needed to keep your home warm during Edinburgh's chilly winters.

7. Plumbing Checkup:

  • Inspect for leaks under sinks and around toilets.

  • Check water pressure and address any issues promptly.

  • Consider insulating exposed pipes to prevent freezing in colder months.

8. Electrical System Review:

  • Test all smoke detectors and carbon monoxide detectors.

  • Check for any exposed wiring or overloaded circuits.

  • Consider installing surge protectors to safeguard electronic devices.

Completing this Edinburgh Home Maintenance Checklist for the New Year will not only contribute to the longevity of your home but also provide peace of mind as you embark on the adventures of 2024. Remember, a well-maintained home is a happy home!

If you need assistance with anything listed above please don't hesitate to contact Malbet Services. We can provide a quotation and get to work on your home in the New Year.

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