Summer is usually eagerly awaited by most people. It’s the season of mild weather. Families enjoy being at home or the outdoors by connecting with nature.
However, if necessary precautions are not taken, summer can affect your property. Summer is the ideal time of the year to check your property, identify any maintenance issues, and deal with any repairs as required.
Biosite Cleanup Pty Ltd can assist home and business owners with Mould Cleanup, Water Damage Restoration, Fire Damage Restoration and other specialised and biohazard cleaning services.
Here are a few tips to help you maintain your property during the summer.
Remove mould from in and around your home.
Mould grows in damp and humid environments like bathrooms, attics, basements and garages. Mould spores settle on most surfaces like drywall, rugs, carpets and upholstery.
Mould and fungus cause various allergies. People with breathing and respiratory problems have to be extremely careful as their conditions can worsen.
Mould prevention is easy. Mould can be kept at bay by ventilating the property. Cross-ventilate areas in your home by keeping windows open to allow air to flow through.
In hotter areas of the country, consider investing in a dehumidifier. A dehumidifier draws ambient moisture from the air. In this way, mould has no way to grow. This will also save you a fortune in air-conditioning or cooling costs. Some property owners also use mould-resistant paint to protect walls.
Check the property for any water damage.
Summer is when you get a chance to check on water damage caused during winter. Water damage restoration specialists can efficiently tackle any water damage issues.
You can also thoroughly inspect your outdoor and indoor plumbing. Depending on the material used, harsh and prolonged summer sun exposure can cause cracks in pipes.
Ensure that there are no broken pipes or leaks in or around the house. Check for any signs of water drips around valves and under sinks. Call for plumbing help immediately to fix the problem.
Clear up any build-up of leaves from roof drain pipes and gutters before the rainy season. The build-up can make it difficult for water to drain through. Drain pipes and gutters can get clogged and sag. Mildew grows in those areas, causing water damage to the building structure.
It’s also good to check on the toilets, cisterns and drainage system for any sewage damage. Sewage Cleanup should always be entrusted to experts having the right knowledge and experience in the field of sewage cleaning.
Protect your home from any fire damage.
Summers in Australia are notoriously hot and come with added fire risk. You have to make sure the inside and outside of your home are protected. Do a routine check for any fire hazards in and around the property before summer arrives.
It’s best to reduce any fire dangers by removing flammable things, dead plants and trimming the bushes. Putting in lawn sprinklers will ensure a fresh lawn where the grass does not get dried out. The clear-up of leaves build-up not only causes water damage. Leaf litter and other debris, like sticks in gutters are a major fire hazard during bushfire season.
Summer barbeques are long awaited by most families. Position the barbeque grill in a properly ventilated area and away from the house.
Clean up the fireplace and make sure you check for any nests before having the chimney capped. Smoke detectors in the house are always a good investment. Smoke alarms will give off early warnings of any indications of a fire. This will give you precious time that you and your family will need to evacuate the house.
Indoor fire sprinkler systems help in suppressing fires with water. Hence, they are an excellent fire safety solution. Always have fire extinguishers at hand in vital locations of the property as a safeguard. Ensure they are serviced and ready to use in case of any emergency.
Also Read: How a Fire Damage Can Affect Your Home
Hire a professional company to help you with specialised cleaning.
With the above few tips, you can keep your property in good condition. However, when certain restoration issues on your property seem to be overwhelming, you should rely on professionals to get the job done right. Biosite Cleanup Pty Ltd is a reputed biohazard cleaning company available 24×7 to decontaminate and restore your place to a clean and safe condition.
Our specialised services include Mould Removal, Sewage Cleanup, Water Damage Restoration, Fire Damage Restoration, Odour Removal, Decontamination Cleaning and much more.
Our services extend to the areas of Goulburn, Canberra, Batemans Bay and surrounding areas of NSW.
Biosite Cleanup has teams of certified and trained professionals having industry knowledge. We always assess the damage and use the right mechanisms to remediate your devastated property. Our aim is to ensure your home is safe and secure, restoring it to a healthy environment.