26 Mar 2021
Stepping into your own house is an amazing feeling. Everything looks brand new and in top shape. But ensuring your house remains lovely and in good condition requires routine maintenance. And for most Kenyans, buying a house is a big investment, therefore maintaining is a must.
When a house is kept in good repair it is less likely to develop serious problems in the long run. Fortunately, home care doesn’t have to be a tedious task. Let’s show you how.
Inside your home
- Check your plumbing from time to time. Check under sinks, look at the ceilings, and also monitor the walls for telltale signs of leakage. Fix what you can or call a plumber.
- Prevent infestation from rodents or insects. Use insecticides or traps, close holes, clean the area. Pests can cause great damage to a property. So, get professional help if the need arises.
- Walk around the house and check windows and doors. Caulk door and window frames where necessary. If windows are cracked, they should be replaced or repaired.
- Inspect tub and sink drains for litter; unclog where applicable. Don’t pour oil or flush hair into drains. Fixing this on time prevents the situation from escalating.
- Check out the outlets in your home annually. If you find out that some of your power sources are dead, fix such with expert help. Endeavor to prevent fire hazard by following instructions contained in manuals.
- Moisture in the home results in mold, which can cause numerous health problems. To prevent this problem, repair leaky sinks or pipes ASAP.
Outside Your Home
- Check your roof for signs of loose or broken shingles, and facade for cracks. This prevents water damage to ceilings and walls from rain.
- Your gutters control the flow of rainwater on your house, Clean them as often as necessary.
- You may need a touch-up or paint afresh from time to time. This is one way to keep the interior and exterior of your home lovely and in good shape, it also keeps rot at bay.
- If you observe any issue with your property, don’t ignore or postpone. “An ounce of prevention is really worth a pound of cure”. Always Act, to keep your property in good shape.
Make Prevention a Watchword…
The key is not waiting until there’s an issue before you do something. A little prevention will go a long way when it comes to home maintenance. It is true that maintenance takes money, dedication, and hard work. But in the long run, you’ll save even more money and time. Continuing to check on your exterior, interior, appliances, and electrical systems will help prevent breakdown, and keep your new home functioning optimally. Taking care of your Nairobi home is really important.
At SAIF Properties, we are always happy to see our custom-built homes remain in top condition years down the road. for information on how we can help you get a property, contact us today
+254 728 000 002