A deeper look at home maintenance

When you think of home maintenance, the images which spring to mind are commonly of painting, varnishing, tiling, fixing windows, roof tiles and overhauling the pool or garden. Largely done outdoors, by teams of men with tool belts, ladders and a lot of mess – right? But, for complete home maintenance, you also need to think about the smaller, often overlooked things, such as mattress cleaning, or cleaning the grout between tiles. Home maintenance is not just about keeping your home looking great, but ensuring it is safe and hygienic too. Mattress cleaning is one of things we don’t think too much about, but we should. Since we spend about a third of lives in bed, it is vital it’s a clean one. No matter how clean your home is, your mattress will almost always contain bacteria, fungi and dust mites in potentially dangerous levels, all feeding off your...

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Eight reasons to maintain your Palm Beach home

Home maintenance is often ignored, because, let’s face it, it’s a pain in the neck. Often, money is short and spent on anything other than maintenance costs, when in reality, maintaining your home works out cheaper than emergency repair work. You should think about maintaining your home for the same reason you maintain your car – you want it to be safe, reliable and pleasurable to be in. There are some scary statistics out there for injuries and deaths occurring in the home, with the top reasons being: Fires caused by dryers. Garage door related injuries. Fires due to problems with smoke alarms, sprinklers or fire extinguishers. Electrical fires caused by faulty wiring, circuit breakers, fuses and meters. Heating equipment malfunctions. Here are eight good reasons to focus on home maintenance: It will protect the value of your investment. It reduces health and safety risks to your family and...

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Home security in Delray Beach

Protecting your home and family is probably the foremost concern for most homeowners in Delray Beach. Crime statistics show the three highest types of crime in Florida are theft, robberies and assault. With many of the homes in Delray Beach being used for only half the year, or sporadically for holidays or while on business, ensuring your home is secure is of utmost importance. Most houses today have a home security system installed, which will trigger a response if the alarm is activated. Sophisticated systems can be linked to smoke alarms, as well as the electricity supply, sending a message to the security company if alarms are activated, or if electricity supply is cut. Today’s criminals are becoming more cunning and devious in their ways of breaking and entering, so it’s important to keep abreast of the trends in security. For a home which is not used permanently, you...

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