Seasonal Mount Isa home maintenance checklist

Wondering when you should do your proactive home or investment property maintenance tasks in Mount Isa? Read on to find out all about our seasonal guide. Use it as a checklist to help keep your property in top shape.


Clear Your Gutters: Autumn is the peak time for falling leaves, so it’s important to regularly clear your gutters in autumn if you have trees near your property. This prevents blockages and ensures proper drainage.

Seal Gaps and Cracks: Inspect the exterior of your home for gaps and cracks. Seal any that you find to prevent pests from seeking shelter as temperatures drop.


Clean Your Outdoor Furniture: As the weather cools, take the opportunity to clean your outdoor furniture. This ensures it will be ready to use more often in the warmer months.

Exterior Painting: Take advantage of the cooler temperatures to inspect and touch up any exterior paint on your home. This not only enhances your home’s street appeal but also helps to protect it from the intense Mount Isa sun in the warmer months.

Check for Plumbing Issues: We don’t get much of a winter in Mount Isa, but our night temperatures can drop significantly. Winter is a good time to check that your water heater is functioning efficiently and that you take care of any issues like leaking pipes before they become bigger problems.

Test Your Smoke Detectors: Winter is also a good time to replace your batteries if they haven’t been replaced in a while.


Roof Inspection: As the weather warms up, conduct a thorough inspection of your roof. Check for signs of leaks or water damage, and make sure you get it repaired as soon as possible (and especially before the summer wet season).

Clear Your Gutters Again: Clear out debris and leaves from your gutters to ensure proper water drainage during the summer wet season. Efficient gutter systems are crucial to prevent water damage to your home’s foundation.

Landscaping: Trim overgrown tree branches and bushes. Prune trees away from your house to prevent potential damage during storms. Spring is also an excellent time to fertilize your lawn and refresh your garden beds.

Air Conditioning Maintenance: Prepare your home for the approaching heat by servicing your air conditioning units. Clean or replace filters, and ensure the system is functioning optimally before the temperatures start to rise. You can get it professionally done or take the DIY approach.


Inspect for Termite Activity: Summer is the peak season for termites. Conduct regular inspections for signs of termite activity around your home, especially in wooden structures or trees. Consider professional pest control services for preventive measures.

Check Your Irrigation Systems: Ensure your irrigation systems are functioning correctly to keep your garden and lawn thriving during the hot months. Adjust the watering schedule based on the heat and rainfall patterns.

Window and Door Maintenance: Inspect your windows and doors for any gaps or leaks. Properly sealed openings contribute to energy efficiency by keeping the cool air in and the hot air out.

The bottom line

By following this seasonal Mt Isa home maintenance checklist, you will preserve the value of your home and make it comfortable for anyone to live in all year-round.

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