Protecting your home after you’ve moved in
During the handover of your new Lansell home, we run through everything with you to ensure all is in working order. Then we provide all warranty documentation, including instruction manuals, keys, remote controls, and contact details for service connections.
To be confident that you are using your new appliances appropriately, we strongly recommend reading the instruction manuals. We also urge you to get familiar with the proper care and cleaning of your flooring, countertops, carpets, windows, etc.
Complete and submit the ‘3 Monthly Maintenance Notice’ form (supplied in your handover kit) to raise any concerns that have come up during the settling period of your new home.
If an urgent problem arises, one that may impact your new home’s security or lead to property damage, contact us immediately.
Taking care of your new home
You can carry out some routine tasks to keep your home looking great and remaining safe for years to come. Our Maintenance Supervisor, Trevor Roycroft, suggests you schedule the following regular maintenance:
- Smoke detectors: Push the test button to check they are operating properly every 3-6 months. Replace the battery as needed.
- Clean or replace dirty filters in oven range hood: Your rangehood pulls smoke, steam, and odors through the filter and vent to help clear the air. Without a clean filter, you could find that the smoke from cooking triggers smoke alarms, or food smells may permeate your home and nearby walls.
- Check the Temperature Pressure Release (TPR) valve on the water heater: Testing every six months can reduce the chance of a leak occurring. The temperature and pressure relief valve (TPR valve) opens to release potentially dangerous pressure buildup.
- Clean the gutters. Old or new, no gutters are immune to the buildup of leaves and debris. Consider cleaning them out twice a year to prevent leaf build up and blockages.
- Shower grates must be removed, and the waste pipe cleaned every six months.
- Heating and air conditioning: A licensed HVAC contractor should handle complete seasonal maintenance on heating and air conditioning every twelve months.
- Stormwater pits and grates must be checked and cleaned every twelve months.
- Motorized gates or garage doors must be serviced and lubricated every twelve months.
Pictured: Supervisor, Trevor Roycroft, attending a maintenance check with a client.