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.      

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Sherwin Williams Powerhouse Caulk

Sherwin Williams Powerhouse Caulk comes in 15 stock colors. Colored caulk can be applied to many surfaces and it doesn’t need 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…

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Clean Switch Plates

Having clean switch plates is one of many small details that make a house look special. Keep your plates clean and make sure the screws are aligned properly on the north/south axis. https://alllosangelespaintingcompany.com/2021/12/dirty-switch-plates/

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Plants on wrought iron fence

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

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Clean Curtains and Drapes

A well maintained interior includes cleaning curtains and drapes regularly. Curtains and drapes gather dust, pet hair, and even mold over time. Everytime you open and close dusty drapes, the debris goes airborne and lands on your floors and furniture. Keep your house looking fresh by cleaning and dusting your…

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Check Your Property Regularly

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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Dirty Sitch Plate

Dirty Switch Plates

Grimy switch plates make a house look dirty. Who would want to touch this switch plate to turn on the light? When your switch plates get dirty, remove them, wash them, dry them, and put them back. Guests judge you by the cleanliness of your house. https://alllosangelespaintingcompany.com/2021/12/clean-switch-plates/

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Remove Dead Tree Stumps

After cutting down a tree, landscapers often leave the stump in your yard. Dead stumps are unsightly and can be a trip hazard. Keep your yard safe and looking good by locating and removing dead tree stumps.

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Straighten Exterior Lights

Straightness, scale and proper proportions are crucial elements of architectural beauty. Periodically check your house and garden lights to make sure they are hanging upright. Tilted light fixtures make a property look run down.

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Plant Overgrowth on Garage

Pictured here is a garage with plants growing on the roof, stucco and eaves of a garage. Protect your garage roof and structure by cutting plants away and by removing plant debris from roofs and rain gutters. Plants growing on a roof cause damage by rooting, moisture trapping, and the…

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Top of the Line Paint

When painting the exterior of your house, use top quality exterior paints. These paints adhere better, are more flexible, and last longer than ordinary paints. On an amortized basis, expensive paints cost less than cheap paints. All paint manufacturers have top of the line products. Pictured here is Emerald, Sherwin…

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