Prepare your home for storm season

Storm season is here, which means it's time to do some maintenance around your property to make sure you are as ready as possible.

You need to clear any leaves and debris out of eaves and gutters to ensure proper drainage of roof water during severe water events. This is particularly important if you are living in leafy suburbs.

It may also be a good time to do any surface drainage and garden maintenance, which is necessary to prevent subsidence, and should be done on an annual basis.

As a property owner, you are responsible for maintaining building, plumbing and drainage systems associated with your home.

If you decide to engage someone to carry out the work for you, and the work is more than $3,300 in value, they need to hold the appropriate QBCC licence.

Search our free licensee search to find a local contractor.