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Preventative home maintenance can save you thousands of Rands. There is truth in the saying that “prevention is better than cure” when it comes to taking care of your home. A regular schedule of preventative home maintenance can help you save money in the long run. Preventative maintenance is also much easier to employ than waiting for something to break or crumble and then having a large task at hand.
Repel Unwelcome Guests
Summer brings its unique issues when it comes to home maintenance. The first thing is to assess possible insect issues. Clear cobwebs and dusty areas that can attract insects. Prepare your insect repellent measures with this informative natural repellent guide that works! Check, clean and repair patios and decks. Ensure that it is sealed properly, check for loose boards, insect infestations, cracks and that the railing is secured.
Clean Up and Flush
Remove sediment and prolong your geyser or water heater’s life by flushing it. Getting rid of mineral deposits that accumulate there will help your geyser run more efficiently. This also saves you money in the long run. A burst geyser is one of the worst things that can happen to a homeowner. Prevent it now!
It is also a good time to service fireplaces and built-in braais. Take time to clean chimneys that have unwanted deposits and check for correct clearances. This should be done at least once a year.
Keep Moisture Out
Now is a great time to check, clean and repair patios and decks by ensuring that it is sealed properly. Check for loose boards, insect infestations, cracks and that railings are secured. Cracks, blisters, bubbles and peeling paint, especially on exterior walls can become quite an eyesore. Look out for water stains, moisture and damp in walls and ceilings. Clear leaves from your rain gutters at least twice a year to avoid water backup that can rust gutters made of sheet metal.
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