Maintenance Checklist For the HDB HomeInterior Design & Decor
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Maintenance is the act of keeping something in proper condition, like for example the appliances in your home. We say let's not wait until your house gets into a hot mess before doing something about it. Here's a checklist of what you should be checking, fixing and taking care of.
Maintenance Checklist For Your HDB Home
Maintenance is the act of keeping something in proper condition, like for example the appliances in your home. Similar to living things, household items do have their very own lifespan too. To avoid from being caught off guard when something breaks down, it's best to be prepared. This way, you can also avoid a potentially dangerous situation.
Let's not wait until your beautiful home falls into a state of disrepair and neglect. Keep things in tip-top condition with a checklist of what you should be checking, fixing and taking care of today!
Appliances: Go from room to room, and meticulously check that all of your electrical appliances are in working condition and that they are installed properly. These usually come with a manual or brochure that includes care, use and troubleshooting tips. Be sure to tighten loose screws and check for leaks. Of course, the job gets done faster the more people (adults only!) come on board.
Electrical Accessories: Plugs and socket outlets are common household electrical accessories that should only be replaced by a licensed electrician. Check for any cuts and breaks, and get these replaced immediately.
Windows and Doors: Look for signs of wear and tear like condensation, moulding and corrosion. Fill cracks, caulk edges, repaint or replace if needed. Jammed doors might need cleaning or lubrication. Be sure to keep your keys in an accessible spot in case a door gets accidentally locked!
Water Heater: Water heaters should be inspected and checked for rust or faulty operations which could be highly dangerous in the event of a malfunction. Sediment buildup in the tank can reduce your water heater's energy efficiency and also clog your water lines. Avoid such problems by draining and flushing the tank twice a year. This way, you can increase its lifespan by a considerable amount.
Air-Conditioner: With our Lion City's year-round tropical climate, air-conditioning is a staple. Imagine if it breaks down in the middle of a humid night. To avoid such situations, ensure that your units run optimally by getting them serviced by a professional at least twice a year. It is also vital to check the metal brackets that support the air-conditioners regularly to make sure there are no corroded parts like bolts and nuts especially at the bends. Clean the air filter frequently to prevent any reduction in air flow.
Washing Machine: Most washing machines collect lint during the wash cycle, so this needs to be cleaned periodically. Water hoses on the machine are also prone to leaking over time. Be sure to check any signs of wear and tear, and replace if needed.
Refrigerator: This hardworking appliance works 24/7 every single day. To keep it running efficiently, vacuum the fan and condenser coils as well as clean the door gasket with warm, soapy water once every three months. Make it a point to replace the water filter (if any) to ensure clean water and ice twice a year. Also, inspect the seal for snugness and replace when it's loose or torn.
Safety Devices: Safety devices like a security alarm systems were placed in your home for a reason. They wouldn't be able to perform at optimal levels if they aren't maintained properly. Take the time to do a test every once in a while to ensure they're working as they're supposed to.
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