Make Maintenance Matter

Make Maintenance Matter

By Dominic Hefferan on Apr 05 2018

While shows like The Block like to focus on the wonders of renovation, a lot of the time you can avoid the need for costly repairs if you just keep your property maintained. It’s an easy thing to miss, so that’s why today we’re looking at the three best ways to keep your home healthy.

Keep It Clean
The most important part of maintenance really is as simple as just doing a regular clean. Things like gutters and carpets need to be properly cleaned at least once a year, if not twice, to ensure long-term problems don’t set it. It might seem expensive, but compared to having to replace the lot, it’s heaps cheaper.

Buy Better
If you’re looking at making a big buy for your home, it makes a lot of sense to spend a little more at the start than to have the cost spiral out of control later on. For example, if you’re looking at getting a new fridge, a quality product is less likely to leak and damage the flooring around it, which can ultimately affect your next sale price.

Think Long Term
By now you might be seeing a bit of a trend emerge, and this applies to just your general living, rather than any particular purchase. Though it can be a hard habit to get into, try to deal with any problems as they emerge, rather than letting them get out of hand.

You’ll save more money in the long run, and a well-maintained property is far more likely to sell for a great price than a house in disrepair.
Of course, even if your home’s in top shape, there’s a lot of fun you can have with restyling and renovations. We’re always looking at new ideas to help you get the most from your property, so make sure you check us out every week to see what’s new!