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.      

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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Worn out Asphalt Roofing Shingles. All Los Angeles Painting Company, Inc.

Worn Out Roof Shingles

Pictured here is a worn out asphalt shingle roof. 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. When a roof wears out, it allows water to penetrate the home which leads to interior damage….

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Clean Dead Branches from your Trees. All Los Angeles Painting Company, Inc.

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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Sherwin Williams Powerhouse Caulk Color Chart.

Sherwin Williams Powerhouse Caulk

Sherwin Williams Powerhouse Caulk comes in 15 stock colors. This colored caulk can be applied to many surfaces without needing to be painted. Powerhouse is a good product for the following house parts: Window frames, skylights, doors, wood, facia, siding, stucco, and masonry. It has excellent adhesion and resists deterioration…

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Clean Switch Plates

Clean Switch Plates

Having clean switch plates is one of many small details that make a house look special.

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Plant material growing on wrought iron fence.

Plants on wrought iron fence

Pictured here is ground cover growing over the bottom rail of a wrought iron fence. Plants and other debris trap moisture against the fence which causes it to rust out and deteriorate. Remove plants from the bottom fence rail to insure a free flow of air. The free flow of…

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Clean Your Curtains and Drapes.

Clean Curtains and Drapes

A well maintained interior includes vacuuming curtains and drapes regularly. Curtains and drapes accumulate dust, pet hair, and even mildew over time. Every time you open and close dusty drapes, the debris goes airborne and lands on your floors and furnishings. Make regular cleaning and dusting of drapes part of…

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Toadstools Around Your Property

Check your house perimeter regularly to locate, detect and prevent problems. These toadstool colonies grew out of abandoned tree stumps left on the side of this house. Based on the size of these colonies, it’s been a while since this side of the house was maintained. Additionally, the soil level…

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