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Get your Strata Company winter ready

By May 15, 2021July 15th, 2021No Comments

Save yourself time and money, get ready your strata company winter ready.

Proactive strata company maintenance is important all year round however, winter maintenance is crucial as a Perth winter can wreak havoc on a building in need of maintenance, prevention is the best cure.

To ensure your home or investment property is well maintained and ready for winter.

Roof condition

Many owners forget about the condition of their roof. Poorly maintained roofs can not only been unsightly but lead to water damage which quickly spreads its way into other areas of your property. Even a small leak can result in an array of issues such as mould, damaged installation, bubbling paint, rotting frames just to name a few.

It’s better to get an inspection early, while the weather is still clear and before any water has made its way into your home.

Gutters cleaning

It can be hard to know what condition your gutters are in as they are often out of sight, out of mind. However, gutters should be checked and cleaned as a part of your homes regular maintenance. During a heavy rain, if the water cannot flow successfully through the gutters, it will want to find an alternative route. This route may be into your home. We recommend that you schedule your gutter cleaning in March or April in readiness for the first winter rains.

Ensure leaves, twigs and other debris that may have found its way into your gutters has been removed. Depending on the location of your gutters you may wish to employ a contractor who specialises in gutters to undertake this work.

Garden maintenance

Heavy winds and rains can turn a well maintained strata company garden into chaos. To avoid this remove overgrown or dead foliage from garden beds and tidy any mulch. This will not only help the reduce any unwanted garden waste making its way into carparks and walkways but also help reduce the spread of rodent and insect nests.

Don’t forget to trim any overgrown vegetation away from gutters.

Check for damp and mould

Avoid the dreaded shock of finding a cupboard full of mould (Help! There is mould in my unit ) or peeling paint in the bathroom. Ensure that you check cupboards frequently and bathroom fans and windows allow sufficient ventilation. You can fght dampness with sufficient insulation, heating, and ventilation.

Click here to read learn what to do if there is mould in your stata company

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If you would like to find out how ESM Strata Managers can support you with your property, please contact us for a quote.