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House Maintenance service 

Maintaining a house in Los Angeles involves various tasks that need to be addressed regularly to keep the property in good condition. The frequency and type of maintenance can depend on the age of the house, the materials used in its construction, the local climate, and how intensely the property is used. Here's a general guideline for typical house maintenance tasks in Los Angeles

Regular Maintenance (Monthly to Annually)

  • HVAC System: Check and replace HVAC filters every 1-3 months, depending on usage. Service the system annually before the summer heat.

  • Plumbing: Check for leaks and clogs regularly. Have a professional inspect the system annually.

  • Roof Inspection: Inspect the roof annually for damage or leaks, particularly before the rainy season. Clean gutters and downspouts at least twice a year.

  • Pest Control: Regular inspections and treatments as needed, typically quarterly or bi-annually, to prevent infestations common in the area like termites and rodents.

  • Landscaping: Ongoing maintenance including watering, mowing, pruning, and fertilizing. Consider drought-tolerant landscaping to cope with water usage restrictions.

  • Fire Safety: Check and maintain smoke detectors and replace batteries annually. Clear brush and debris from around the property to reduce fire risk, especially important in wildfire-prone areas.

Less Frequent Maintenance (Every Few Years)

  • Exterior Painting: Depending on exposure to sun and weather, repaint every 5-10 years.

  • Driveway and Pathway Maintenance: Seal asphalt driveways every 3-5 years; check concrete for cracks and reseal as needed.

  • Water Heater: Flush the water heater annually and consider replacement every 10-15 years.

  • Major Appliances: Service major appliances like refrigerators, dishwashers, and dryers according to the manufacturer’s recommendations, typically every few years.

  • Window and Door Seals: Check seals every few years for leaks or drafts, particularly before winter.

Long-Term Maintenance (Every 10-20 Years)

  • Roof Replacement: Depending on materials, roofs typically last 20-50 years but should be inspected regularly.

  • Plumbing and Electrical Systems: Consider updates or replacements for aging systems every 20-30 years to avoid failures and meet current standards.

  • Foundation Checks: Inspect the foundation every few years for cracks or signs of movement, especially important in earthquake-prone areas.

Regularly scheduling these maintenance tasks can help avoid larger, more expensive repairs down the road and maintain the value of your home. It's also beneficial to have a relationship with trusted professionals who can provide services and inspections as needed. Contact with DVB CONSTRUCTION today to make an appointment for making inspection. 

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