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

It’s not uncommon for people to get so caught up in their daily routine that they stop noticing what’s right in front of them – including the exterior of their home. Neglecting the condition of your property has a negative impact not only on your own home, but on the…

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Home Maintenance Tip: Paint Exterior Window Frames. All Los Angeles Painting Company, Inc.

Paint Exterior Window Frames

Painting exterior window frames every few years helps to protect and preserve a home. Windows are one of the first things people notice when looking at a house. Keeping windows painted properly is important for several reasons: Protection: Paint acts as a barrier, protecting the window frame and sill from…

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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 | Fruit Trees Over Roof. All Los Angeles Painting Company, Inc.

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. Home Management Advice. All Los Angeles Painting Company, Inc.

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. All Los Angeles Painting Company, Inc.

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 Gutter Cleaning. All Los Angeles Painting Company, Inc.

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 and Maintaining a Water Heater. All Los Angeles Painting Company, Inc.

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. Additionally, keep the environment around, above and below the water heater free of dirt, dust, spider webs and clutter. Always follow the…

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Home Maintenance | Mosquito Life Cycle. All Los Angeles Painting Company, Inc.

Home Maintenance Tip | The Mosquito Life Cycle

Mosquitoes are a major annoyance. These pesky insects are known for their itchy bites and tendency to swarm around people when they are outside. Mosquitoes can also carry diseases, such as West Nile virus and Zika virus, which pose a threat to human health. This makes being outside in a…

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