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Allianz - Green Building Council Australia

Regular Maintenance

Regular maintenance of your home and property can be an important first step toward making it more resilient to extreme heat, bushfires, storms, and flooding. It’s always a good idea to check with your local council to understand the most likely natural hazard risks to your home, as well as a list of things to maintain – they often have maps that show which areas are prone to flooding, bushfire, and coastal erosion.

If you’re building a new home, make sure to keep maintenance access in mind during the design process. Maintenance includes regularly removing build-up of leaves and debris, checking your home for any signs of damage, checking for leaks, and cleaning gutters.

As a homeowner and a renter, you can make sure appliances, standalone structures and installed systems are easily accessible and keep to an inspection schedule to maintain their performance. For example, solar panels and ventilation systems should be inspected every three months, hot water systems and rainwater tanks every six months and filters every 12 months as per the manual.

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