With our experience in the property business, WA Strata Management knows that as a property owner, it is up to you to ensure that your property is kept in the best condition that it can be, for as long as possible. This means taking care of the little things along the way, to avoid them becoming expensive repair jobs down the track. Following a few simple guidelines and regularly checking for what needs doing will assist you in keeping your property in top condition throughout its life.
Regular Maintenance and Inspections
Regular maintenance of the property and its surrounding areas is an important part of maintaining a great property, both aesthetically and in every other way. This means inspecting and cleaning all areas of the property, including air filters, sinks, regular spring cleaning of all surfaces both inside and out, checking outdoor drainage areas, window screens and cleaning out gutters.
Appliances such as water heaters, range hoods and air conditioning systems should be serviced regularly. Testing the water heater pressure relief valve prevents mineral corrosion and will safeguard it against leaks, which will help it to run more efficiently and save you money on your power bills.
Update As You Go
An older property will start to look and feel a bit tired after a while, so it’s a good idea to give it a fresh burst of energy when you can, by updating tired aspects of the property. Depending on your financial position you may not have the capital to renovate the whole property in one go, but updating along the way makes sense and is both affordable and aesthetically pleasing.
Maintain the Garden Areas
One might imagine that the garden is a harmless part of the property, but as WA Strata Management has found, an unruly vine or tree can become a real problem in some circumstances. Ensure that the garden is maintained by a professional maintenance team to prevent any harm coming to the property over time.
Check Roof Regularly
One part of the property that needs to be regularly checked and repaired is the roof area as small issues can lead to much larger and expensive issues for the whole property if left undetected. Have your roof checked and repaired at least once a year to prevent internal damage to your property.