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  • Use of improper standards with respect to building materials and processes;

  • Temperature - deterioration processes take place faster;

  • Human Factors - Lack of knowledge, lack of skills.

Some key Home Maintenance Activities

Some home maintenance activities include: -

  • Cleaning inside and outside,

  • Cleaning of drains,

  • Cleaning of yards,

  • Cleaning driveways, pass, the apron, rain water gutters,

  • Regular painting,

  • Taking urgent measures to deal with problems identified,

  • Maintenance of roofs - plugging of simple leaks,

  • Regular routine inspection is critical,

  • Control of vegetation, which is the lawns, the shrubbery,

  • Disposal of waste,

  • Control of pests and vermin,

  • Electrical maintenance.

How does one Design for Home Maintenance?

The house must be designed to be easily maintained.

There have been buildings with plenty of glass, but nobody can clean the glass. The builders overlooked the need for chairs and rails to enable persons to clean

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