When you’re maintaining your Amoa home, you’re not only making sure it looks neat and tidy. You’re also making sure that it doesn’t cost you in the long run.
The adage cleanliness is next to godliness communicates that being neat and tidy in both body and mind brings you closer to divinity. There’s some truth in it in that keeping your body neat and clean greatly increases your chances of preventing diseases and all sorts of health-related stress.
This also applies to your home. Maintaining one’s home takes some amount of effort, time and money but, in the end, it’s going to save you from bigger problems in the future that can otherwise cost you more. Just like how the human body and a vehicle is maintained, houses have to undergo the same kind of process consistently.
Maintaining your home on a regular basis can be an enjoyable activity that every member of your family participates in. Alternatively, if you live alone, it can be a good momentary distraction from the stresses of work and everyday life.
Of course, it helps if your developer is actively involved in making sure that your abode is in tip-top shape. Enter Amoa, AboitizLand’s residential development located in Compostela, Cebu. Having a beautiful natural landscape of hills and vistas, this 60-hectare development is a collection of villages that allow more intimate and warm interaction and friendships between vecinos. Designed by the award-winning architectural firm Buensalido+Architects, these houses were inspired by the traditional Bahay na Bato and are meant to be structurally sound while being climate responsive.
If you already have a checklist of what needs maintaining and when, that’s great because the following points of information are meant to delve deeper into the tasks themselves. If not, this is a great place to start. Here are a few things to remember when maintaining your Amoa home.
Take Note Of Moving Parts
Your home is composed of many moving parts, most of which fulfill the role of entry/ exit ways and containers. It’s important to make sure that these moving parts are well maintained and undamaged.
When it comes to moving parts of your home, you have to be consistent in checking for damages and squeaks. For your doors and windows, making sure that their respective hinges and bearings aren’t rusted or damaged is a first step. If they make more than the usual amount of noise, make sure that they’re well lubricated.
The same can be said when it comes to drawers and desks that have squeaking parts or take an unusually large amount of force to move, check if lubrication works. If not, it can potentially be time to replace it or, if you don’t mind the noise and extra effort, put items that aren’t used much in those containers.
Pay Special Attention To Utilities
Utilities like electricity and water need to be given due attention because damage or irregularities in their usage can amount to either more damage to your property or just higher utility bills. That being said, start by taking an audit of how much electricity and water you consume on a regular basis. If your bills go unusually higher (not including the usual trends of these utilities going higher in summer or whichever season, etc), then there could be something wrong with your electric or water supply.
As a start, check if there are any damages to the cables and breakers of your home. If need be, find a specialist who can help you check on these things. Coordinate with your developer if they are actively working with a firm that can ensure that your electrical facets are performing well.
When it comes to water utilities, make sure that your pipes are in tip-top shape. As a first step, check to see if there are any leakages in your bathroom and kitchen faucets. If there is leakage, see if you can replace them with new faucets. If the problem continues, it might be time to get expert help.In this case, you’ll most likely have to coordinate with your developer because they have the knowledge of how pipes in your home are placed.
Inspect Your Foundation
As mentioned earlier, checking to see if your home’s structural integrity is your responsibility as the vecino. You can do this by looking at the various parts of your house that help keep it up. Look at the floors, walls and pillars and see if they’re damaged.
Just like other parts of your home, this needs to be done on a regular basis. If you spot any irregularity or any sign of erosion, check if your developers’ warranty covers it. If so, coordinate with your developer and have it resolved. If not, coordinate with them still to find out how to collectively resolve the issue so it doesn’t 1) become a hazard to yourself and others living in your abode and 2) lower your house’s inherent resale value.
Clean Your Air Conditioning System
Your air conditioning system can either cover most of your home, or just a room or two. Whatever the case, you need to check on it on a regular basis. As much as possible, have these air conditioning units cleaned on a quarterly basis so it works well and won’t require any sort of major repair.
Remove debris from the filters and get rid of the muck on the unit by hand or with a vacuum cleaner. You can also hire specialists that have technical knowledge and expertise in different kinds of air conditioning units who can clean them internally.
Sanitize Your Surfaces
Whether it’s your floor, tables, window panes and desks, making sure that your surfaces are wiped clean off dust and dirt is an absolute must. Apart from the fact that having a clean surface is more pleasant to the eyes, it also makes sure that anything infectious doesn’t get spread.
You can opt for regular house surface cleaners when sanitizing your surfaces like bleach. But if you want a relatively less harsh substance, you can mix 1 cup of vinegar, 1 cup club soda, and 2 drops of tea tree oil in order to make a natural sanitizer.
Make It A Routine
Maintenance is never a one-time engagement. It’s something that must be constantly done in order to preserve the quality of your home and your life. The secret to maintaining your Amoa home is to turn it into a routine.
Create a checklist for items that require constant maintenance using a spreadsheet. In it, you can put in the details and dates associated with each item. This will both help you keep track of maintenance done in the past and at the same time remind you of upcoming maintenance projects that need your attention.
If you’re looking for a sturdy home that’s built to not only house your family but also last several generations, AboitizLand’s Amoa is for you. Not only is it built optimally for creating a community with strong bonds, its enclaves are carefully planned out to take advantage of the rolling landscapes and highlighting sunrise views, hillside views, altitude and proximity to the ocean making it an architectural work of art. Visit this web page for more information: https://aboitizland.com/amoa/. For a virtual tour of this residential development in Compostela, Cebu, visit this web page: https://bit.ly/AmoaVirtualTour2.Read More
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