Home Maintenance Checklist for 2024

As we step into 2024, it’s important for UK homeowners to make sure their home is maintained and ready to face the challenges of the following seasons. Small maintenance oversights can cause big problems across time, especially when the weather turns. But how can you know what the most important home maintenance jobs are to do? It can often feel overwhelming.

We’re here to present you with the ultimate home maintenance checklist for 2024. We’re going to break down each of the most important maintenance jobs to check off so that you can go into 2024 with confidence.

Roof inspection and repairs

One of the most important parts of your house is the roof. Any leaks, water damage, missing tiles, or damp spots on your ceiling can cause big problems down the road.  That’s why we suggest you begin the year by inspecting your roof. There are two kinds of inspection you can do to make sure everything is covered.

  1. Check yourself – Take a quick look at your roof for any signs of water damage. These can take the form of leaks or growing damp spots on your ceilings. If you find evidence of these, there’s a good chance your roof will need fixing.
  2. Get a professional roof inspection – If there is any sign of water damage, you may need a professional roofer to come and check your roof for you. They will be able to advise you on how to mitigate issues before they begin.

Window and door checks

Going into the new year, you’ll know how important it is to have both security and warmth in your home. This is why windows and doors are an important aspect of your house to check.

You should firstly check if there are any noticeable draughts around your windows and doors. If there are, this could be a symptom of a larger problem that can cause cold air to enter your house. The other aspect of your doors and windows to check is their locks and hinges.

Gutters

Forget gutter maintenance and you might find some big problems down the road! To avoid serious water damage issues in your home, you need to make sure that water flows away from your home. You can do this by checking to see if there are any blockages. You can also install gutter guards to help stop the build-up of debris, saving you a lot of trouble in the future.

Heating systems

During the cold months of the year, your heating system is of vital importance. You should begin 2024 by scheduling an annual boiler service to make sure that your boiler is up and running.

Another part of caring for your heating system is to bleed radiators (remove trapped air) and to replace or clean filters in your heating systems. The exact steps for cleaning specific systems can vary, so if you’re unsure always contact a professional.

Pest control

Even if there are no signs of pests in your home, getting on top of checking for them is a good way to prevent them ever causing damage to your property. You should begin 2024 by inspecting your property for signs of pests.

If there are any obvious entry points from outside, try to seal these as quickly as possible. If you begin the year with signs of pests in your home, then you may need to contact a pest control service as soon as possible.

Exterior wall care

Just like with your roofing, it’s good practice to start the year with a maintenance check of your exterior walls. Check them for cracks, gaps or other structural issues. You can also check for any staining or flaking paint – which can lead to bigger problems down the line.

If it’s been a while since you’ve had a fresh coat of paint on your exterior walls, then 2024 could be the perfect time to give them some love. A new coat of paint not only looks better but helps to protect your walls from the elements.

Plumbing maintenance

Issues with your plumbing can be costly if you’re not careful. It’s important to check for leaks around your house. While you won’t be able to check every hidden pipe in your house, some good places to check are around appliances that use water and any taps you have installed.

Another vital maintenance tips to keep on top of your plumbing is to ensure no pipes freeze during the cold months of the year. You can do this by insulating your pipes with central heating. Frozen pipes can lead to big issues in your home.

Electrical maintenance

Equally important as plumbing maintenance are your wiring and electrical appliances. Electrical safety is an important aspect of a secure home, so you’ll need to do some small checks to ensure everything is working as it should be.

Some of the most common electrical maintenance checks include inspecting your plug sockets for damage, testing ground fault circuity interrupters to make sure they work and searching for any other issues that may be occurring with your electric.

A word of warning here – some electrical maintenance checks can be potentially dangerous, so you should always seek professional help if you are unsure. Also, remember to always turn off your power when inspecting electrical plug sockets or appliances.

Check roofs of your list with local roofers in Wakefield

If you’re looking to start your year of with some essential maintenance checks, roof checks are one of the most important aspects of your house. Whether you want a simple roof inspection or you need help with a total roof replacement – DPR Roofing can help across Wakefield.

Our roofers have over 30 years of experience in the local area, helping homeowners with everything from roof repairs to new installations. We have the experience and knowledge to make sure the roof of your home stays solid in 2024 and beyond. Give us a call on 01924255677 or email [email protected] for more information.