Building Maintenance – Do’s and Don’ts


Property Upkeep performs a vital position in overcoming hassles at properties which in any other case would have an antagonistic affect on the residents’ valuable hours. What are the particular areas that want periodical upkeep to make sure a hassle-free way of life in an condo advanced? Listed below are just a few suggestions.

Wall Cracks

Cracks could seem within the wall in preliminary years of occupation, because of the following causes as per I.S. Code within the inside and the exterior plaster, because of moisture adjustments, Thermal variations, elastic deformation, creep, chemical response, basis motion and settlement of soil, vegetation, and earthquake. Don’t panic. The method of cracks could proceed for the primary couple of years. After that you could merely fill the cracks with primer putty and repaint the partitions and watch them keep that means.

Door and Latches

After a time period, you could discover that the doorways in your condo don’t shut correctly and the latches now not appear to work completely. This occurs due to self-weight of the doorways mixed with temperature fluctuations and likewise the growth and contraction of wooden causes a shift (often downward) from the unique positions of the doorways. Your are suggested to attend until the season adjustments and watch issues fall again into place, or if required, you possibly can name a carpenter, who will rectify the issue as a precautionary measure, hinges of doorways needs to be oiled commonly, no less than as soon as in three months.


The ceramic tile/ vitrified/ granite flooring needs to be cleaned periodically with detergent diluted liquid. Don’t use acids, ever. Corners and skirting must also be cleaned periodically to maintain them trying pretty much as good as new. To cut back the mud accumulation downside at skirting degree, make all skirting flush to the wall.

Damp Patches

Within the first monsoon, damp patches and ensuing cracks could seem within the partitions, because of seepage. This isn’t a serious downside. You’re suggested to attend for the summer time earlier than patching the damp spots, filling the cracks and repainting the partitions and the issue won’t floor once more. It’s advisable to repaint your complete constructing from inside and out of doors after each three to 5 years.


After a time period because of common utilization, it’s regular that the washers within the faucets could get worn out, resulting in leaky faucets. You’ll be able to resolve this downside by simply changing the washers, even by your self. If cracks develop in kitchen sink or joints of glazed tiles, resulting in seepage, instantly fill the identical with supplies akin to M-Seal White or every other cementing materials out there out there. Don’t use robust acids to scrub loos and bathrooms, as it will trigger leakage and harm to the ground. If the traps beneath the pipes of the wash basin or toilet or kitchen sink are choked, get it cleaned instantly by the plumber. In any other case it should result in leakages within the joints or soiled water overflowing from the toilet traps. You should use ‘Dranex’ or an identical product to scrub the blocked space. The leaking water faucets needs to be attended to instantly, to keep away from lack of water and harm to the residential unit beneath. Each condo proprietor ought to clear all spouts and rain water pipes simply earlier than the wet season begins, in order that water assortment within the balcony and terrace won’t happen. Please examine all faucets are closed earlier than locking your condo, as water could get flooded within the kitchen and different rooms, spoiling the furnishings and the paint end of the flat beneath.

Termite Assault

Consider anti-termite remedy as an insurance coverage towards termites. No dwelling, nevertheless previous or new, and no materials, whether or not concrete, wooden, brick, or slab is protected from termites. There isn’t a such factor out there as termite proof development. We’ve got taken sufficient precautions to keep away from termite assaults, by offering the mandatory remedy earlier than laying the inspiration of every constructing, however even prime quality furnishings, cloth, books, paperwork and plastic insulation, present a handy substitute for pure meals for termites. Therefore, it’s advisable to have anti-termite remedy (pest management) executed to your furnishings, yearly.


Caught in an elevator? Do not fret for emergency exit. There’s an alarm button contained in the raise, which needs to be pressed. As soon as activated, the alarm is heard exterior, alerting safety personnel.Verify at what flooring degree the raise is caught. If the raise is caught between two flooring due to energy failure or every other motive, a skilled particular person has to place off the three section most important change both from the meter room on the floor flooring or raise machine room on the ninth flooring, and make sure to the others concerned within the rescue process that the facility is switched off. As soon as the primary change is delay, there’s a gadget referred to as ‘brake releaser’ which is accessible within the raise machine room on the ninth flooring. With this, you will get the raise both up or all the way down to the closest touchdown degree.As soon as the raise reaches the closest touchdown, the raise door’s unlocking gadget (keys) is obtainable with the safety workers to unlock any of the raise doorways. To your comfort, all these directions will be displayed contained in the raise machine room. As a precautionary measure, condo affiliation workplace bearers ought to prepare a accountable particular person/ safety particular person concerning the operations.

Choking of Plumbing Traces

*Sewerage / Silage Traces: By throwing non-degradable objects (sanitary-napkins, stable waste, and so on.) into the plumbing techniques, the strains get chocked, because of which the system begins leaking on the joints. Please name the plumber to clear the obstacles within the strains and permit the water to move easily.

*Water Traces: Initially mud within the new C.P. fittings will choke the nozzles within the fittings therefore there won’t be enough stress in water flowing via these fittings. Please name the plumber, who will open these fittings and clear the washers.

*Overhead Tanks and Sump Tanks: The high-quality suspended particles current within the water, will settle when the water is saved in tanks, because of which capability of the tanks will scale back and when the water within the decrease portion of tank flows via pipes, your CP fittings will get chocked. Please see that originally the overhead water tanks are cleaned no less than as soon as very three months.

Added: by Utopia Realty

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