Tips for Maintaining Your New Home

When you first move into your brand new custom home, it will be clean with everything working as it should. All the floors will be sparkling, the walls freshly painted and your backyard may look like something out of luxury garden magazine. However, your home is for living and it will require ongoing maintenance.

The best way to keep your home in optimal condition is by setting yourself a daily, weekly, monthly and seasonal checklist while fixing any minor issues before they become big dilemas.


Keep It Clean Indoors

If you ever had to rent in the past, you would be familiar with those three month inspections where you are forced to clean the house from top to bottom. When you own your own home there is no landlord peaking in the window, however there is some logic to the quarterly deep clean, and it is a good habit to adopt after building your dream property.

When it comes to cleaning, there are those chores you have to do regularly such as bathrooms, kitchens, floors and dusting. Keeping up to date with these will give you the best chance of avoiding mould and a build up of grime. Then, there are those chores we all put off, but still should be done semi regularly to keep your home beautifully maintained:

  • A thorough clean of your windows both inside and out
  • Dusting ceiling fans and cleaning air conditioning ducts and vents
  • A deep clean of your oven and stove
  • Washing curtains or wiping down blinds to remove dust and debris
  • Wiping powerpoints and skirting boards
  • Have your carpets professionally cleaned as necessary
  • Cleaning the pantry and the insides of all drawers and cupboards
  • Check smoke alarms are working correctly


Don’t Forget the Outdoors

The amount of maintenance required in your backyard will depend on the size and style of landscaping. One of the benefits of building is you have the option to decide exactly how your home and outdoor area should look.

Keep those lawns mowed, and the weeds at a minimum as these can quickly grow out of control. If you notice any pests, ensure you tend to them urgently to prevent them from multiplying. A pest control company should be able to assist you with the right pest inspections and preventions.

If you spot any oil leaks from your car, these need to be cleaned immediately to prevent staining and discoloration to your driveway or garage. In addition to your regular gardening and watering there are a few maintenance tasks you shouldn’t neglect:


  • Clean your gutters at least twice a year
  • Prune any overgrown trees or plants
  • Take care of any repairs or touch ups of paintwork
  • Clean any screen doors
  • Use a dedicated surface cleaner on any paved areas
  • Fertilise any lawn areas
  • Have your roof and solar panels checked

When you build with Brooks Construction, you will take pride in keeping your dream home always looking its best. Waiting until the grass is at your elbows, the gutters are overflowing and the bathroom is green is not the right approach. Keeping your home maintained isn’t difficult as long as you stay on top of it.

Plus, if you are time poor and your budget allows, you could always just hire a cleaner and gardener!

If you are looking for a luxury home builder in Perth, please contact us today to discuss your requirements.