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Oncore’s Springtime Property Maintenance Checklist

Here are a few ways our Oncore Branch Owners can help improve and prepare your home for Spring.

5 minutes read By Katherine Johnston
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As temperatures rise and the days get longer, it’s important to assess how your property fared through the winter and address any issues as we move towards the warmer months ahead. Here are a few ways our Oncore Branch Owners can help prepare your property for springtime!

Things to clean

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Your gutters need cleaning twice a year, in autumn and spring. Clearing out your gutters in early spring will ensure they’re prepared for any unseasonal downpours ahead. Leaves, sticks, and debris collect in your gutters and block water from draining properly. This leads to an overwhelmed load-bearing capacity, rot-causing bacteria growth, and an increased chance of leaks and water damage. An Oncore Branch Owner can help unblock and repair any gutters, downpipes, and drains that have been damaged over the winter and make your property spring ready.

Exterior and Paved areas

Cladding, pavers, and walkways can be hard to deep clean. Water blasting is a great way to remove mould, mildew, and any slippery build-up that has accumulated on your property’s surfaces over the winter. If giving the entire exterior of your home a thorough cleaning sounds like the last way you want to spend your weekend, leave it to the maintenance experts at Oncore.

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Even if your roof was in good condition when you checked it earlier in the year, winter weather can be harsh and unforgiving. Check for signs of damage such as loose shingles, broken tiles, or lifting nails; if there’s any suspicion of water damage inside, leaks in your roof are a likely source. Should you find your roof in any of these predicaments, an Oncore Branch Owner can help with accessing roof repair or replacement services to make sure your property remains sealed and dry.


Constant dampness from frost, dew, and rain creates the perfect environment for mould and mildew to thrive on your deck during the winter months; rising temperatures come springtime don’t help either. Take a look to see if any invasive growth has appeared on your decking and apply a water-repellant sealer to prevent such growth in the future.

Things to inspect

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Windows and Doors

Winter’s cold temperatures and harsh conditions put pressure on windows and doors. When the weather starts to warm up, you may find warped joinery, worn seals, or cracked glass which will adversely affect your home’s weatherproofing. Whether you need a new door frame or want to upgrade to double-glazed windows, Oncore will get the job done.

Heat Pump

Heat pumps operate on a reverse valve system which means they draw in heat from the outdoors and push the warm air into your home during winter. In cooling mode, the heat and humidity from inside your home are forced out. Transitioning your heat pump from heating to cooling season beckons an inspection and, most likely, a service. Cleaning the filters and regular servicing optimises your heat pump's performance and increases its longevity.


Just like roofing, concrete could look great in the autumn and much less so come spring. The freeze and thaw cycle coupled with de-icing agents in colder areas can wreak havoc on concrete drives, pathways, and even slab foundations. While the damage may be cosmetic in some cases, a cracked foundation can lead to serious problems. So it’s important to give your property a thorough inspection; better still, have an Oncore Branch Owner help you out.

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Lawn and landscaping

The start of the growing season is the time to get your lawn and landscaping in order! Opting for a low-maintenance garden allows you to enjoy an attractive landscape with minimal effort. But if you’re more of a no-maintenance type of gardener, let Oncore handle it for you. From trimming and pruning to planting and sprucing, an Oncore Branch Owner can get it all sorted.


Your home’s outward appearance is the first thing people see. Mild spring weather is great for refreshing exterior paint to ensure your property is making a first impression you can be proud of. Whether you need a few touch-ups here and there or want to give your exterior a completely new look, let us take care of it so you can be out enjoying the sunshine.

Repair and Reseal Woodwork

Without proper care and upkeep, timber fences, railings, and exterior wood materials are susceptible to rot. Broken wood features can be dangerous and negate your property’s security. While pressure washing, sanding, and sealing timber prolongs its lifespan, it isn’t the easiest DIY. So why not leave that for the professionals?

Has winter wreaked havoc on your property?

Let’s fix that! For professionally managed property maintenance, get in touch with your local Oncore Branch Owner and we’ll have your home in tip-top shape in no time.