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The spring to-do list for your home

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There are many quick and easy measures homeowners should take to ready their properties for summer and repair any damage caused by winter weather, says Adrian Goslett, regional director and chief executive of Re/Max of Southern Africa.

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The first item he recommends to put on the spring maintenance list is to sand back and varnish any exterior wooden features, including decking; window and door frames; sheds and outdoor furniture. This will protect the wood and prevent any splintering.

Next on the to-list is to inspect the roof and gutters for blockages and leaks.

“While homeowners might not have noticed any leaks or damage yet, there might still be potential blockages or cracks in the roof and gutters caused by winter weather.”

Once all the checks and repairs have been completed, homeowners can look at setting the scene for the coming outdoor fun. One way this can be achieved is by trimming shrubbery and weeding flowerbeds and pathways. Last on the checklist, he advises homeowners to ensure the sprinkler system is working.

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