Summer time and property maintenance
23rd July 2013
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It is at the height of the summer that those essential pieces of home maintenance can get overlooked as the weather makes days out or time in the garden more attractive. However, it is when the weather is is fair that it is easiest to get on with the task of keeping your property in order ahead of the harsh winter weather.


Keeping drains and gutters clear and in good order will help stop your property being damaged by rainwater. And making certain that your roof is in good repair, that there are no slipped or missing slates, is sound advice ahead of the autumn rain.


The Best of Birmingham suggests that you use suitably qualified specialists to undertake all but the most basic property maintenance. The Best of Birmingham has guides available to help you choose a suitable tradesman, for example choosing a builder. As well as checking for qualifications it is also advisable to ensure that they belong to an appropriate trade association who can be contacted in the event of a dispute or if you need advice. In this example of looking for a builder, The National Federation of Builders has offices in Birmingham and their national website is full of information.


At the same time a recommendation by a satisfied customer and the chance to see examples of past work is another popular way of finding an appropriate tradesman. Here on the Best of Birmingham all of our tradesmen are encouraged to ask their clients to post reviews of their work so that potential customers can feel confident about the quality of the tradesman. Blue Square Construction is a Best of Birmingham member with good reviews about their standard of work and professional attitude.


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