By Martin Hart on Thu 05 March 2020
Spring is a wonderful time of year, especially when it comes to maintaining a client’s home and anything regarding home maintenance. Winter can cause serious issues to any house, whether it be through harsh, wet weather causing damp or violent wind causing certain parts to become dislodged or, in the worst-case scenario, detached completely.
However, spring provides the perfect opportunity for you to fix your client’s home, so here are a few steps that you can implement yourself when it comes to preparing your clients for the future spring weather.
Investigate Areas That Suffered Winter Damage
If you have arrived at your client’s home, make sure to have a walk around their property to check if there are any areas that have suffered any damage during the winter months. Some of the most common problem areas can include the roof, the gutters, nearby plants, and other obstructions that could affect the housing premises.
When it comes to the outside of your client’s house, make sure that the branches of any trees are a safe distance away from the property, as well as making sure that the gutters are firmly attached to the house, free from any obstructive debris, and sloped so that water can be drained away from the house and not cause any further issues.
Make Sure to Double Check the Windows
Windows are one of the most important parts of any house, but they are also one of the most fragile. Therefore, it is important to double check all the windows, as there may be certain things that the homeowner may not notice, such as miniature cracks around the outside edges of the window that could develop and cause the window to smash.
If your client is concerned, then you could replace their current windows with wind and impact resistant windows that will prevent the glass from shattering and be able to withstand the torrent of bad winter – and even spring – weather.
Check Out Signs of Any Water Damage
Winter is renowned – especially in the UK – for its torrential rain during the winter, so it is important to make sure that you check out any signs of possible water damage that could affect your client’s home. These can include things like water patches on any ceiling, or any possible damp patches in the corner of the rooms.
This also ties in with the gutters; you need to make sure that the gutters haven’t burst, as well as making sure that the roof trusses are properly maintained and fixed if there are any faults present.
Don’t Halt on Waterproofing
Even though winter has nearly ended, it doesn’t mean that you should give up on preventing any water from entering the premises. Spring can also be a period where rain can be incredibly persistent, so it is important to keep on track with waterproofing your client’s home.
Once you take these into account, your client should be very happy, as well as your colleagues, as you should be able to prevent any issues when it comes to moving forward towards spring.
At Hart Wholesale, we specialise in providing equipment for traders around the UK, meaning that you can complete any project that you will be a part of. If you want more information, then please contact us today on 01702 614044 and we will be more than happy to help.