Maintenance – keeping it up

When you’re renting a property, don’t let maintenance issues build up around you.

Always inform your landlord or property manager of any problems that require the attention of a licensed tradesman so repairs can be expedited.

If you have difficulty maintaining the garden, hire a gardener at least once a month to help keep things under control and remove green waste.

On a weekly basis, clean the bathroom thoroughly and keep a close eye on mould. Left to its own devices, mould will quickly spread unless kept in check.

Your kitchen should be cleaned daily and garbage removed to avoid attracting pests such as cockroaches and rodents.

Carpets require regular vacuuming and benefit greatly from an annual professional clean. Encourage children to remove their shows before entering the home to help reduce wear and tear.