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.      

Paint Sheen Guide

Paint Sheen Guide

Paints come in a variety of sheens, from no shine flat to high gloss enamels. The relative degree of shine affects the durability and usage of the paint film. Generally, the higher the gloss, the more long lasting the finish. There is also an aesthetic component: A lustrous, light reflecting…

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Shutting Off Automatic Sprinklers

Turn Off Automatic Sprinklers

If rain is forecast, save water by turning off the automatic sprinklers.  The Los Angeles Department of Water and Power (LADWP) recommends customers leave their sprinklers off for several days after it rains to conserve water. It is estimated that an average customer can save 500 gallons by not watering…

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Sprinkler Water Damage to House

Sprinkler Damaging House

Check the spray direction of sprinkler heads that are near your house. Pictured here is stucco damage caused by a misdirected sprinkler head. Prioritize checking sprinklers behind shrubs because the damage is often hidden by the plants.

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Active Termite Infestation

Annual Termite Inspection

Pictured here is a piece of termite infested wood. Termites are one of the most destructive house pests. If they aren’t found and eliminated quickly, they will cause thousands of dollars of damage to your home. Annual termite inspections are essential for early detection and protection of your house.

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Mosquitoes Breeding Ground

Mosquitoes

Don’t let your yard become a breeding ground for mosquitoes. A small amount of water in a neglected bucket, bottle, cup, toy, or clogged rain gutter can produce hundreds of new mosquitoes in just a few days. It’s important to control mosquito populations early so you can enjoy spending time…

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Deadheading Garden Flowers

Deadheading Garden Flowers

Improve the look of your front and back yard by deadheading flowers. Deadheading is the term used for removing dead or faded flowers from plants. Deadheading improves the plant’s health and overall appearance. Pictured here is a camellia bush with dry blooms. https://alllosangelespaintingcompany.com/2022/01/tree-cleaning/

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Washing Machine Outflow Hose

Washing Machine Outflow Line

That mystery smell in the laundry room might be a dirty washing machine outflow line. Over time, outflow lines accumulate sludge and slime build-up that needs to be removed by cleaning.

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leaves in rain gutters

Clogged Rain Gutters

Keep your rain gutters functioning properly by removing leaf accumulations regularly. Pictured here is a slate roof next to a rain gutter clogged with leaves. Clogged gutters prevent water from diverting away from your house, which can damage your structure. Also, long term leaf build-up in the gutter traps water…

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Worn Out Roof Shingles

Asphalt shingles are the most popular type of roofing material used in the United States. They are designed with a lifespan of 20-25 years. Pictured here are worn out asphalt shingles. When a roof wears out, it allows water to penetrate the home which leads to interior damage. Protect your…

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Tree Cleaning

Pictured here is a tree with a mixture of living and dead parts. This tree presents as unkempt, overlooked and dirty. Pruning dead branches and leaves makes the tree show as vigorous and strong. Performing detail cleaning jobs, such as dead tree part removal, can transform your garden and property…

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