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Home Maintenance: Caring For Stone Benches

Home Maintenance: Caring For Stone Benches »

Many of our new client homes are being built with 20-40mm stone bench tops to the kitchen and vanities. While stone surfaces may look robust and impenetrable, there are a few manufacturer recommendations to keep your stone in tip-top condition and to avoid irreparable damage.

Do not place hot items directly on to the surface –…Read More→

How To: Garage Door Maintenance

How To: Garage Door Maintenance »

Maintenance of your garage door is not usually on anyone’s to-do list, but it is important to ensure its maintains a smooth, reliable operation, and in most cases maintenance is necessary to ensure your warranty remains valid.

Garage Door Maintenance Tips Wash the door with clean water and a cloth regularly.  If you think of cleaning your…Read More→

How To: Solar Panel Maintenance

How To: Solar Panel Maintenance »

Did you know that dirty solar panels can lose up to 25% efficiency?

Build up on the panels can occur over time and impact on the amount electricity generated by a module. Grime doesn’t need to cover an entire panel to have an effect on performance.

Causes of Dirty Solar Panels

Dirt, Dust, Moss, Mowing Lawns, Traffic, Local…Read More→

Home Maintenance Tips: Irrigation

Home Maintenance Tips: Irrigation »

An automatic sprinkler system that is not properly maintained will waste water and be a detriment to the upkeep of your garden.

Check that your watering times suit your yard and that there is not excessive run off. You may have to reduce or increase watering times as you move through the different seasons.

Watering…Read More→

Home Maintenance Tips: Lawn Care

Home Maintenance Tips: Lawn Care »

With hot days and plenty of rain, many lawns become stressed through the summer months. Lawns don’t look wonderful without care and regular maintenance, but the rewards make the time and trouble well worth the effort.

Mowing should be done on a regular basis and as frequently as possible. Never ‘scalp’ your lawn. Keep the…Read More→

How To Replace Silicone Seals in Bathrooms

How To Replace Silicone Seals in Bathrooms »

Leaks are a fairly common issue in both old and new bathrooms, often it’s because the silicone needs replacing. Silicone needs to be replaced, especially in showers, every 4-6 years.

Not only are leaks dangerous, they can cause nasty damage to your home down the track. Look for signs of silicone leaks such as swollen…Read More→

Home Maintenance Tips: Optimise Your Outdoor Space

Home Maintenance Tips: Optimise Your Outdoor Space »

Stained Timber: Avoid fading and peeling, sand and re-coat timber every 15-18 months.

External Stone Tiles: Re-seal annually with a penetrating UV resistant sealer to avoid damage and natural staining of the stone.

Roof: Remove debris from roof, gutters and down pipes before and after the season. Dampness around build-up quickly leads to corrosion, deterioration and costly…Read More→

Home Maintenance Tips: Air-Conditioners

Home Maintenance Tips: Air-Conditioners »

Functional and efficient cooling is essential to living in North Queensland. As summer comes to an end, April is the perfect time to check and clean your air-conditioners (even the ones you haven’t used) to keep them in optimal condition. Also before Summer kicks in, it is a really good idea to check your air-conditioners are…Read More→

Home Maintenance Tips: Maintaining Stainless Steel Surfaces

Home Maintenance Tips: Maintaining Stainless Steel Surfaces »

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