Home Maintenance Tips and advice on how to keep on top of home maintenance

Beware of asbestos before renovating your home

Beware of asbestos before renovating your home

  November (1-30) is National Asbestos Awareness Month which aims to educate Australians about the dangers of asbestos in and around homes. Simply living or working in a building that contains asbestos is not dangerous, provided the asbestos is not broken or damaged. It is when the asbestos is disturbed, and fibres are released that the risk of exposure arises.   Why Can Asbestos...

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There is cracking in my house?!?!

There is cracking in my house?!?!

Settling in on the couch, flicking on the TV you start unwinding and relaxing in your home when, out of the corner of your eye, you notice something that wasn’t there before – a crack!! You know no one in your household caused the crack- you’re sure it wasn’t there when you looked yesterday and now you’re starting to worry. So, you start google searching reasons as to why your house...

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Beat The Damp By Improving Water Drainage

Beat The Damp By Improving Water Drainage

With the cooler months, comes the need to keep an eye on drainage under your home. Our inspectors often come across situations where inadequate drainage has not been addressed. Over a period of time, these conditions may eventually lead to rising damp and rotting timber floors. In addition, moisture may create a humid atmosphere, creating conditions that are conducive to attracting termites.  If...

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Turn Your Attention To Winter

Turn Your Attention To Winter

With the temperature starting to drop, we know that the prospect of storms, heavy rainfall and high winds looms. Now is a good time to attend to winter maintenance tasks to avoid potential problems around your home. Here are our top maintenance tips to get you started: Roof: check for any broken tiles, slates, damaged pointing/mortar to hips and ridges and loose flashing to avoid water damage and...

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Being Prepared For The Bushfire Season

Being Prepared For The Bushfire Season

Australian summers are synonymous with backyard BBQ’s, days at the beach and picnics with family and friends. However, this time of the year is also renowned for bushfires around the country. For this reason, it’s imperative to know what precautions to take to keep our families and properties safe. Recent predictions from the Climate Council indicate that Victoria is at risk of facing...

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SPI’s Top 10 Home Maintenance Tips For Summer

SPI’s Top 10 Home Maintenance Tips For Summer

  As we roll into the warmer months of the year, there are a few home maintenance items you should keep in mind so that your home is in its peak performance. Here are our top 10 home maintenance tips that you can do over the summer period: Inspect and clean your gutters for debris to prevent clogging and unnecessary leaks. A clogged gutter may lead to water leakage and possible structural...

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