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.      

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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C2 Paint Sheen Guide. All Los Angeles Painting Company, Inc.

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. All Los Angeles Painting Company, Inc.

Turning Off Automatic Sprinklers

If rain is forecast, save water by turning off your automatic sprinklers.  The Los Angeles Department of Water and Power (LADWP) recommends customers leave sprinklers off for several days after it rains to conserve water. Turning off automatic sprinklers when it rains is a good idea for several reasons: Saves…

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Sprinkler Water Spray Damage to a Home. All Los Angeles Painting Company, Inc.

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. Sprinkler discharge should never be allowed hit a structure as the repeated watering…

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Active Termite Infestation in Wood Post. All Los Angeles Painting Company, Inc.

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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Mitigating Mosquitoes at Home. All Los Angeles Painting Company, Inc.

Mitigate Mosquitoes

Don’t let your property become a breeding ground for mosquitoes. Mosquitoes are annoying and produce an itchy bite. Here are tips to mitigate mosquitoes and enjoy time in your yard: Remove standing water: Mosquitoes breed in stagnant water. A small amount of water in a neglected bucket, bottle, cup, toy,…

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Deadheading Garden Flowers. All Los Angeles Painting Company, Inc.

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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Clean Your Washing Machine Outflow Hose. All Los Angeles Painting Company, Inc.

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 emits an odor. Periodically remove and wipe down the outflow line to remove musty smells.

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Leaves Clogging a Rain Gutter. All Los Angeles Painting Company, Inc.

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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