If you have recently become a homeowner, congrats are in order, as this is an exciting milestone for every Australian adult, as they put their foot on the first rung of the real estate ladder. In this short article, we offer the homeowner insight into building maintenance, which is part and parcel of property ownership.
The roof of your home keeps out the harsh elements and as you would expect, maintenance is required. The majority of homeowners call in a local roofing contractor once a year to inspect the roof and carry out any repairs that might be needed. The inspection includes checking roof tiles, cleaning out the guttering, while taking a look at the fascia and soffit boards.
Plumbing & Drainage
If you experience any issues with plumbing or drainage, call your local plumber in Wollongong and he can inspect the plumbing system and also inspect the drains using CCTV cams. Seasoned homeowners store essential tradespeople numbers in their smartphone and should they ever need an electrician or plumber, all it takes is a phone call.
One of the worst home disasters would be a blocked drain, which we wouldn’t wish on our worst enemy; we don’t recommend a DIY fix, rather your local plumber would have the know-how and equipment to make short work of any drain blockage.
If you adopt the approach of waiting for things to go wrong, then repair them, this is a passive strategy; to be proactive means regular inspections and choosing materials that are maintenance-free. Your home is likely to be the biggest single investment you will ever make, so you should take good care of the property. If you run a business, here are a few reasons why employee of the month makes perfect sense.
Protective coatings can really help to reduce the amount of maintenance that must be carried out on a typical property. Talk to your local builder about ways to protect the exterior of your property and he would certainly make some recommendations regarding the use of protective coatings, which can prolong the life of your home. Rendering is one way to protect the exterior, which also adds character to a property.
Of course, by using local contractors, you are supporting your local community and Google can help you make contact with the following;
- Roofing contractor
- Small builder
- Plumber & drainage contractor
- Landscape gardener
If you spend a couple of hours pre-sourcing the above contractors, you can save the numbers on your smartphone for convenience and whenever you need a contractor, you simply bring up their number and call.
You should always be mindful of the fact that buildings erode over time and with regular inspections, you can carry out effective repairs early, before too much damage is done. We recommend touring the property every few months, making a list of small jobs that need to be done and give that to a local handyman.