Don’t skimp on main­te­nance

Pilbara News - - Property - Dianne Gil­le­land

com­po­nents work­ing well, it also re­duces re­pair and re­place­ment costs.

Items like air-con­di­tion­ers and hotwater units should be regularly checked and main­tained.

A check­list for your home for monthly, quar­terly and an­nual main­te­nance work is a great idea. Di­vide your tasks into sea­sons and spread them out across the year so a lit­tle work regularly doesn’t feel like such a bur­den.

There are daily and weekly things you can do to in­crease the life­span of your home in­clud­ing wip­ing up wa­ter spills from cab­i­nets and bench­tops, in­stalling win­dow cov­er­ings to pro­tect from the harsh sun, and keep­ing gar­dens and retic­u­la­tion away from the im­me­di­ate perime­ter of your home.

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