Having a home by the sea might seem like a maintenance nightmare, but Seafront Residences has a few tips that can help you maintain your beachfront property.
Living close to the beach, with the sea just a stone throw away, is a dream for many city dwellers who are looking for a safe sanctuary outside of the city noise. Apart from the sea’s natural beauty and therapeutic effect, going back to nature gives an undeniable joy and contentment within. Apart from the wonderful ambience, just living in the presence of sun, salt and surf gives you a better perspective in life while helping keep you healthy.
Of course with every benefit, there’s a certain price to pay. If you want to live comfortably, you have to make sure that your house is maintained on a regular basis. And while it might seem like a set of chores you’d rather outsource to someone else, you’ll find that regular maintenance can be a fun and fulfilling endeavor if done correctly.
Apart from the change of environment, there’s little difference between maintaining a beachfront home and a regular urban home. Here’s Seafront Residences’ comprehensive guide to maintaining your beachfront house.
Take Note Of Beachfront Conditions
When it comes to beachfront properties, special consideration needs to be made when maintaining a home. As mentioned above, the only difference between maintaining a regular urban home and property by the sea is the environment they’re located in.
When it comes to the beach, there’s normally a higher chance of erosion considering the combination of salt and sea air. Luckily, Seafront Residences’ partnership with Connovate Philippines ensures that while the beach has a harsh environment, your home won’t fall victim to erosion so easily. Connovate’s hollow blocks are twenty times stronger than regular ones, making them more resilient against earthquakes, typhoons and fires. It’s also estimated to last 100 years with the mentioned protection from corrosion, deterioration and an added resistance against disease-causing molds. Not only would this save you money in maintenance costs, it would also increase the resale value because of its supposed 100-year lifespan.
Make A Maintenance Checklist
Just like how you maintain a car or when getting a general checkup with your doctor, you need to have a maintenance checklist. In this checklist, you need to put in the different parts that make up your home and the items that need to be maintained.
If you’re just starting, you can keep it simple and list all these maintenance items categorically and list down the appropriate action involved, like this:
Alternatively, if you want to be as detailed as possible, you can use a spreadsheet and list down all your maintenance items like this:
|Electric Wiring||Quarterly||Contact the electrician for help|
|Light Bulbs||Annually||Replace with LED|
|Desktop/ Laptop||Annually||Needs to have the power supply replaced.|
|Vacuum Cleaner||Weekly||Needs to have an airbag for replacement .|
|Air Conditioner||Monthly||Replace with an inverted air conditioner|
The difference of this list from the first one is that this one has a schedule involved, along with special notes that are more or less relevant to the maintenance item mentioned. After creating this checklist, follow through with it and put in notes afterwards if items need to be replaced or if you need to call a specialist.
Seafront Residences has a set of guidelines that you can base your maintenance schedule around on. For instance, a provision on keeping your surroundings free from debris and getting your grass trimmed regularly could be potential items on your list. There’s also a provision for when you need technical assistance for matters pertaining to your home like overseeing garbage collection, security, maintenance and other agreements.
Hire Experts And Specialists
Doing repairs and maintenance work on your own feels good mostly because it sends a message that you’re taking care of your home. However, especially in cases where you feel like you did your best to fix a certain aspect of your house and it still doesn’t work as well as you want it to, it’s okay to ask for help from professionals.
There’s no shame in asking for help when it comes to maintaining your home, especially if a certain aspect of it has become a recurring issue. Utilities, for instance, need some level of professional checkup every now and then because of their technical nature. Unless you have academic knowledge of utilities like electricity and plumbing, it’s probably best to have experts check and handle any issue they might have. Sure, it will momentarily cost you more than if you’ll do it yourself, but it will definitely save you more money in the long run.
Buy Environmentally-Friendly Home Materials
Living near the beach involves some level of responsibility towards being environmentally friendly. After all, apart from the fact that you’re living with other human beings, you’re also living close to sea creatures that may or may not be directly or indirectly affected by the things you do and the waste you shed on a regular basis.
For instance, Seafront Residences was found to be home to Pawikan nests. In AboitizLand’s efforts to become a sustainable and environmentally-friendly developer, it decided to help in its conservation efforts by establishing a 5-year management plan to preserve these nesting sites. So when you’re making a purchase that pertains to the maintenance of your home, make sure that you’re choosing the right kind of item.
You can cut down on plastics and use renewable resources instead. Rather than using materials that have volatile organic compounds that are found to be harmful for your health and the environment, use organic ones. The latter might be slightly more expensive than the former, but in the long run, you’re helping to preserve yourself and your environment.
Talk Maintenance With Your Property Manager
When it comes to what makes up the different parts of your home, no one else knows more than your property manager. If you have plans of modifying parts of your house to fulfill a maintenance task (replacing cables or water pipes), you might want to coordinate with them so you can 1) make sure that it won’t harm the integrity of your home and 2) you can fulfill it with insider’s knowledge.
By doing this, you can make sure that the maintenance job is done effectively and that nothing gets damaged. There’s also an opportunity to find specialists who can help you with your maintenance if you coordinate with your property manager.
At the end of the day, maintaining your beachfront property is your responsibility. Being able to soak in the sun and sea from the comfort of your home is a great luxury to have, but it requires some level of commitment to making sure that it stays standing.
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