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Park home spring maintenance tips

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Maintaining your park home to a high standard is an ongoing task, and one which is tied to the seasons. Here are a few tips on what to do when spring rolls around.

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Give your windows some TLC

Windows are usually one of the more neglected parts of a property over the winter months. Nobody wants to clean them in the cold and the rain, so spring is the best time to wipe them down and check for any scratches or small cracks caused by frost. This is also a good opportunity to tackle any fogging which might have appeared on the double glazing, and get individual panels replaced or repaired.

Make sure your pathways are safe

It might not be immediately obvious, but pathways will accumulate moss and slime during the winter, especially if they’re in the shade. This can equate to a somewhat dangerous and slippery environment, and the last thing you want is a fall just as you start to use your garden again. Fortunately, this problem is easily resolved with a jet wash. Hose down the pathways and then apply a pathway wash to keep them in good condition all through the season. The same applies to patios, steps – any area that you walk across frequently, but might have become slippery over the winter. Be careful when you do this, and always watch your step.

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Tame the garden

Properties like the park homes for sale in Gloucestershire (http://www.parkhomelife.com/our-parks/orchard-park-homes-gloucester-gloucestershire/) are quite pastoral. During spring and summer, vegetation is likely to grow thick and fast, so now is the time to act fast before things get out of hand. Trim bushes, shrubs and tree branches, paying special attention to any that touch the walls of your property, as these can lead to damp. With all of this safely under control, you can sit back, enjoy the sun and watch your garden bloom.

Check your walls

Whether you have uPVC or painted walls, it’s a good idea to give them a quick check once winter is over. uPVC requires far less work and will only need a brief clean. Painted walls demand a little more attention, and it’s a good idea to check for any areas where the paint has cracked, or is missing altogether. This can lead to problems with damp, so it’s important to paint over the gaps and keep your property secure.