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Maintenance is the work necessary to keep your home in a good state of repair to maximise its value and your comfort. Maintaining your home also helps increase its life, ensures it continues to perform and reduces your impact on the environment.
If your home was built or received building consent after 1992 you are responsible for making sure it continues to meet Building Code requirements.
Maintenance includes everything from regular cleaning to repairs and replacements. It can be a job as small as changing a tap washer, or as large as repainting the whole house.
Maintaining your home properly will:
It’s best to plan a regular maintenance schedule. There are 4 main approaches to maintenance:
Everything that keeps your home liveable and structurally sound needs to be maintained – from foundations to roofing and cladding to plumbing and electricity supply to interior wall linings.
It's also worth having these items:
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Regular maintenance is needed to ensure your house holds its value and remains safe and comfortable to live in.
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