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Check your deck before the holidays

Timber deck

Summer is already here, and this is the time of year that Queenslanders love to get out on their decks with family and friends.

So if you are planning on holding a holiday celebration on the deck at your property, now is the time to get your deck checked.

Decks and balconies require regular and effective maintenance to help ensure their long-term safety. The frequency of this maintenance depends on the materials, type of finish, climate and the degree of exposure to the weather.

Prepare your home for storm season

Photo of gutter and stormy sky

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.