Home Maintenance Checklist for Homeowners in Dubai
Dubai is a land of infinite opportunity. Many young people from around the world come to Dubai with the hope of building a career here. This has led to a booming real estate market here. Buying or renting your first apartment in Dubai is an important milestone in life. Being a homeowner fills you with a sense of pride and achievement- you have a place to call your very own!
Homes can range from humble studio apartments to luxurious multi-million dollar units with scenic views. Whatever the type, maintaining your home is not always easy to do on your own. With the freedom and privilege of having your own home comes the responsibility of maintaining it and ensuring that everything is in order. Home maintenance is not only important for aesthetic reasons but also the safety of the residents. Worn-out Air Conditioners, moldy walls, and stray wires can be hazardous if left unchecked. If you are not familiar with how these things work, it’s best to consult specialists such as those available at Octopus, Dubai.
Here’s a list of things to look out for as a new or seasoned homeowner in Dubai:
Did you know that leaky faucets and pipes can waste up to one gallon of water a day? In today’s world where it is increasingly important to be conscious of our water consumption, it is not only unethical to waste water but also expensive. Water from leaky pipes can run up your water bill and is as good as money going down the drain! Some faulty faucets are easy to spot and can be fixed by tightening a few screws. However, plumbing problems are not always visible as the majority of pipework is concealed from view for aesthetic purposes. In such cases, it’s best to hire an expert plumber who knows exactly where to look to get to the root of the problem. This is an important measure to take before you move into your new home to avoid any uncomfortable situations in the bathrooms or the kitchen. We also recommend regular maintenance checks to ensure that your home is free from busted pipes or clogged drains. Impeccable plumbing contributes to your comfort, health, and hygiene and is one of the first things you must look out for as a homeowner. Give us a call at Octopus to have your plumbing inspected and fixed if required.
Air Conditioning and Duct Cleaning
Every home in Dubai is fitted with an Air Conditioning unit. This could be a ducted split unit, a wall-hung split unit, or a centralized system. Quite frankly, it is near impossible to live in Dubai without an AC in your home. Like all electronics and hardware, your AC requires regular inspection and maintenance to avoid breakdowns and malfunctions. The last thing you want is to come home after a long, tiring day and be trapped in a hot, sweaty room. Our AC Service Experts are just a call away, equipped to provide inspection, cleaning, and maintenance as required. Another vital part of your ventilation is the duct system. It’s equally important to keep the duct dust and mold-free to avoid respiratory issues and unpleasant odors in your home. Dubai’s heat and humidity can create the ideal breeding ground for fungi and bacteria within the quiet, dark ducts in your home. If you have pets, their dander can find their way into the ducts, blocking the smooth circulation of clean air. This can cause respiratory issues and allergies which reduce your quality of life. We recommend regular AC maintenance checks, especially before summer, to ensure that you and your family can enjoy clean, cool air all year round.
Lighting and Electricity
Beautiful light fixtures in a home are like decorations on a cake. They set the mood and can make a home feel warm and cozy or cool and soft. When it comes to light and other electrical fixtures, we see only what’s on the outside. Tear away at your walls and ceilings and you will find an unintelligible maze of wires. Ensuring that the electrical systems in your house are true and tested is vital to the safety of you and your family. All it takes is a short-circuit to spark disaster and destroy your lovely home. We strongly advise you not to take matters into your own hands when handling electrical wires if you are not an expert. Call one of our experts at Octopus for an on-site inspection and testing of your electrical components. Our experts can diagnose issues, check for potential hazards and rewire your systems to ensure your safety. If your family’s electrical needs outweigh your current systems, ask for an upgrade and it shall be delivered to you! Keeping your electrical components running efficiently helps you cut costs and save on your electricity bill as well. Our experts can help you install new electrical appliance and make sure they’re up and running. They can also inspect and replace outlets, switches, fuses, sockets, and circuit boards, making your life a whole lot easier and allowing you to plug-in as you please.
Plumbing, ducting and electrical systems are the essential internal mechanisms that keep the house running, but a coat of paint is what brings the home to life. Painting is not an easy job. You need to make sure the coats of paint are even and every inch of your home is impeccable- not a stroke out of place! This is an impossible task for your average homeowner. Fortunately, our pro painters at Octopus are at your service. Our experts are well-trained and work efficiently to meet your painting needs. With a keen eye, they can recommend what type of paint is best suited for different parts of the house. The external paint needs to be durable to protect your home from climate-caused wear and tear, keeping it fresh all year round. The internal paint sets the mood and tone of your home. The perfect color pallet can make you feel relaxed and rejuvenated while the wrong tones can make your home feel cold and uninviting. Our experts will help you make the right choice. Don’t be daunted by the prospect of painting your home. Our expert painters are here to assist you by providing quality work at a great value!
Have you crossed these points off your checklist?
Follow this checklist to ensure your home is ready for you and your loved ones. Keeping the internal and external systems of your house healthy will in turn keep your family healthy and happy. Moving into a new home and maintaining it can seem like a daunting task. But you don’t have to face it alone. We are here to cater to your needs and turn your house into your dream home.