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During Adelaide’s seven day lockdown, most of us will have a bit of spare time. Here’s a small checklist we have put together with some ideas of home maintenance you can undertake during this lockdown.

Dusting: Dust has the potential to be a serious health hazard, especially for those with asthma. when dusting try to focus on areas that are not attended to often, and are therefore likely to compile dust such as the top of bedheads. Items such as rugs should be washed to remove dust.

Walls and windows: Conducting a quick check on you home’s walls and windows is a very important aspect of home maintenance. If any windows have cracks or there as gaps between windows and walls, moisture may be able to enter the home which can cause mold. Furthermore, the walls of homes should be checked for any evidence of termite activity.

Air filters: Air filters are often neglected within the home. Dirty air filters can result in damage to air conditioning systems or in more severe cases fire. Depending on your filter you may need to simply take it out and give it a shake or wash/brush it off.

Basement or crawl space: It is important to keep basements and crawl spaces clean for many reasons. Loose timber or materials may not only be a tripping hazard but may attracts pests such as termites and rodents.

Exterior Paint: Whilst paint clearly helps the presentation of your home, it also helps to protect you home from moisture. Look for chipped and cracking paint to give a touch up or fresh coat.

Gutters:  Gutters control the flow of rainwater on your house. Clogged gutters can cause a roof to leak or water to infiltrate your house. Make sure to clean you gutters at least twice a year and ensure that you check for gutter damage.

Smoke alarm: It is of great importance that you smoke alarm is fully functional. As we know most fatal house fires occur in homes without a functional fire alarm.

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