Features of residential maintenance work

Features of residential maintenance work

Almost everyone from time to time realises the need to carry out cosmetic repairs and related works in their own house, unit or flat.

Undoubtedly, every residential and non-residential premises must be renovated sooner or later. For example office space in Melbourne needs to be inspected and maintained according to regulators every year.

If you’re missing the feeling of a fresh, newly built home in relation to your office or residential space, it’s time to start maintenance and renovation work in it.

Often even experts can’t find the line where maintenance work ends and renovation begins. Everyone knows that if you start small with a small renovation, you need a bigger one. In addition, depending on the various nuances of the construction technology of the building and the materials used in the previous renovation, the order and scope of the renovation may vary.

Nevertheless, maintenance work is usually considered to be renovation work that updates the finish and removes traces of wear and tear. We can not attribute to cosmetic repairs in premises that have just been built and not previously repaired. Also, cosmetic repairs do not require a large financial outlay, nor time-consuming. But as we all know, any repair may be delayed due to various unforeseen works and circumstances.

If the home maintenance services work does not involve renovating or completely replacing the flooring, it is advisable to refurbish it, depending on the flooring. Joints between temporary floor coverings should be sealed with special masking tape or normal masking tape. Painting tape is also excellent to protect baseboards and switches and sockets so that they do not get covered with construction dust if they are not removed.

Start the maintenance work by removing imperfections on walls and ceilings. To do this, the surfaces are cleaned, primed and puttyed. Already after the preparatory phase, any finishing materials of your choice can be used.

If you clearly follow the rules to conduct support work during the repair, to observe their sequence, it will easily pass in time, without unnecessary material, physical and time costs.

To decide to carry out this type of repair is always easier than a global change, because it does not require a large intervention.

List of cosmetic repairs


The main work in this section, of course – cleaning and leveling with primer, puttying and sanding, painting. Walls can also be finished with ceramic tiles. This category also includes work related to windows, as well as window sills and pipes running alongside.


This involves either restoration work to the boards or complete/partial replacement of the flooring. This also includes laying linoleum, laminate, tiles and replacing skirting boards. If necessary, self-levelling screed may be done in some areas.


This section includes any work on the ceiling, from cleaning and priming to painting. However, cosmetic repairs do not involve installing a new ceiling.


Doors can be refurbished here, e.g. by sanding down the wooden parts and painting. Doors and windows can be replaced.


This category refers only to connection of new plumbing to previously installed pipes. Replacement of pipes is not assumed during these works.

If you decide to do maintenance work on your house, unit or flat, the cost of the work can also vary personally. For example, the choice of materials will play a major role in quality and price.

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