Home Maintenance Advice

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A well maintained house can make you the envy of your neighborhood and give you a tremendous sense of pride.  There are hundreds of ongoing tasks involved in the proper upkeep of a house and yard.  Learn about them here.      

The importance of functioning down spouts. All Los Angeles Painting Company, Inc.

The Importance of Functioning Downspouts.

A discolored surface around a downspout (pictured above) is a telltale sign that the building’s water dispersal system isn’t functioning properly. A properly working downspout doesn’t allow water to run over or around it. A downspout releases water from a flat roof or a rain gutter and moves it away…

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Front Yard with Dead and Diseased Trees. All Los Angeles Painting Company, Inc.

Remove Dead and Diseased Trees

Occasionally people get house blind; they go to work and return, but they rarely notice the front of their home. Dead, partially dead, and diseased trees damage the exterior aesthetic not just a property but the surrounding neighborhood. Keep your home looking good by removing diseased trees, dead trees, and…

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Home Maintenance Tip: Paint Exterior Window Frames

Paint Exterior Window Frames

Painting exterior window frames every few years helps to protect and preserve your home. Windows are one of the first things people notice when viewing a home. Proper upkeep of this important architectural feature tells guests and neighbors that your home is well maintained. Additionally, keeping windows properly painted is…

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Curb Appeal Failures & Shutter Ugliness

Curb Appeal Failures & Shutter Ugliness

Exterior shutters are considered a decorative enhancement of the window area. Shutters visually expand a window and its importance. These inexpensive and popular architectural details add color and dimensionality to a home. Aesthetically pleasing shutters are always of the same style and sized properly for the window opening. Pictured here…

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Home Management Tip | Fruit Trees Over Roof

Fruit Tree Branches on Roof

Keep fruit tree branches off and away from the roof. Fruit trees growing over a roof create multiple problems, especially on flat roofs like this one. It allows rodents access to your roof, the rotting fruit attracts flies, and it’s an attractive food source for larger pests. Additionally, the fruit…

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Rusted Water Heater Bottom

Rusted Water Heater Bottom

Don’t let this happen to your water heater. Drain water heaters once a year to remove accumulated sediment and mineral debris. Over time, sediment builds up at the bottom of the heater which will rust through and destroy the tank. Always follow the manufacturer’s instructions for draining a water heater….

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Redfin Home Maintenance Blog

Read Home Maintenance Blogs

Home maintenance blogs are a great source of home improvement news and advice. They provide a wide variety of home purchasing, ownership and upkeep related information. All Los Angeles Painting Company, Inc. was featured in this Redfin blog post discussing the benefits of environmentally friendly Low and Zero VOC paints….

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Roof Maintenance and Cleaning

Regular Roof Maintenance & Cleaning

Prolong the life of your roof with Regular Maintenance & Cleaning. Pictured here is a house with clogged rain gutters, scattered leaf debris on the roof, and tree branches touching the roof. Clean and inspect your roof at least twice a year. Remove all debris from the roof and rain…

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Draining Water Heater

Water Heater Flushing & Perimeter Check

Drain your water heater once a year to remove sediment and mineral debris that accumulate at the bottom. Yearly flushing protects the heater and helps it run efficiently. Keep the environment around, above and below the water heater free of dirt, dust and clutter. Always follow the manufacturer’s instructions for…

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Home Maintenance | Mosquito Life Cycle

Home Maintenance Tip | The Mosquito Life Cycle

The Mosquito has four life stages: Egg, larva, pupa and adult. Mosquitoes can live and reproduce inside and outside the home. The entire life cycle, from egg to adult, takes approximately 8-10 days. Aedes Mosquitoes prefer to bite people. Check your property for areas of standing water and pour them…

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