Make the best of your home and business premises by taking care of your property with regular maintenance.
Even the most perfect home won’t stay that way without a little work. While it’s important to make sure that your initial work is completed to a high standard, it’s arguably more important to make sure that you look after your investment. Property maintenance doesn’t need to cost a fortune, and there are many jobs that you can do yourself.
Regularly inspect your property
Spotting signs of damage early on can save large bills further down the line. A hairline crack or a few chips in paintwork are relatively easy to remedy but can develop into more serious problems if left to deteriorate. If you spot something, get to work on it as soon as you can.
How to clean painted walls
Whether it’s your annual big spring clean or a specific pesky mark on the walls, start by dusting off any excess dirt using a cloth-covered brush or broom, to prevent dirt and grime from being smeared around. Always use soft sponges and cloths to avoid scratching the paintwork.
Use a very mild detergent, such as dish soap, and don’t scrub too aggressively.
Touch up or repaint?
Even the most precisely painted wall has a limited life span. Furniture scrapes, splashes, stains, and even impromptu toddler artwork can lead to damaged paintwork, but they don’t always mean that you have to repaint a whole wall. It’s worth keeping any leftover original paint for touch-ups, as even the same commercially produced shade might not match up if bought several years later. Test your paint in an inconspicuous area, and if the colour match isn’t great, it might be time to repaint.
Control moisture levels
Water can be held responsible for a considerable amount of property damage. Burst pipes and leaks are the obvious culprits and can cause extensive structural and aesthetic damage. Additionally, excess moisture in the air can lead to mould as well as attractive rodents and insects. If you’re regularly noticing condensation on your windows, ensure that you have adequate ventilation in your home.
Don’t forget the loft!
Many of us only poke our heads in the loft in early December to pull out the Christmas decorations, but there’s quite a bit that can go wrong up there. In summer, you should be looking out for signs of pests such as bees and wasps. It’s also where you’ll spot the first signs of roof damage that could lead to leaks.
Need help with property maintenance?
Leamington Interdec Services has over 40 years of experience in decorating and maintaining properties. No job is too big or too small, and we only employ the very best professionals in the industry. Contact us today for a free quote.