Now is the time to look at the outside of your house and deal with all those easy basic maintenance tasks that can lead to bigger damp related problems.


  • Clean out blocked gutters and rainwater gullies. Test them with a watering can to make sure that rain can run away quickly.
  • Look at flat roofs for cracks and splits where rain and snow can get in. Get them fixed.
  • Check the paint on your windows, doors, fascias and soffits. If its looking poor, then get them painted.


All of these little jobs are easily done in a weekend and don’t need to cost any money or take long. A few hours spent outside now, will possibly save you much heartache over the winter months.