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Home Maintenance Checklist- Dubai Property Guide

If it were possible, only a handful of us would dare spend a weekend on a ladder pulling out dirt off the ceiling. However, when your home is your biggest investment, as it is for many Dubai property owners.

Home maintenance feels like an overwhelming process- especially if one is a new homeowner. But it does not have to be nerve-wracking. A home works in seasons in the United Arab Emirates, coming to life in summer and stooping down for the winter.

We have compiled a comprehensive mini-guide on how to maintain your home/Dubai property all year long.

Water Leaks and Damage
Even though rain is uncommon in the UAE, we still get some, and when it does rain, this is the perfect time to do some checking. Check for soft spots on roofs, ceilings, and walls. Don’t forget to look at underwater heaters and boilers.

A continuous water leak can lead to costly damage to the roof, walls, and other areas it passes through. The sooner you identify and fix the issue, the better. There is also the issue of mold that may grow as a result. This too can be costly.

Check Smoke Detectors and Carbon Monoxide
You should check on these devices regularly to ensure they are in mint condition and operational. If there is a fire or carbon monoxide leak in your Dubai property or within the building, and any of these devices cease to work, then a potential lawsuit could be on the way.

The cost of that is higher than the cost of maintenance and servicing. Moreover, smoke detectors can survive for up to ten years, while a carbon monoxide detector is a mere five years.

Clean Your Dubai property with Pressure Wash

Washing once a year will enhance your home’s durability of your Dubai property, and ensure there is no mold or mildew. You only need to get a reliable gas pressure washer and you are good to go.

Change the Filters in the Forced Air Systems
Dirty filters will multiply your utility bill and cause a malfunction in the systems. If your tenants are the ones paying a utility bill, for instance, high bills may force them to move to other cheaper homes. So, changing filters frequently will ensure the system runs faultlessly and will keep everyone happy.

Flush the Water Heater

Water tanks more often than not, store a lot of sediments at the foot. You can remove these particles by flashing the water heater. It will keep the heater running resourcefully and increase its lifespan.

Clean the Sinks

So many things annoy us daily, but a clogged sink can be too much. Cleaning your sink(s) at least once a year is enough. There are various ways to clean a sink. There are DIY options. Also, you can hire a professional cleaner to do the job for you. Plus, the process isn’t costly at all.

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