Maintaining Your Apartment in Any Weather
Your apartment, construction materials, and systems are all affected by weather changes. By following these rules to protect your home from weather damage you could keep your apartment in good condition.
By: Tidhar Team
You’ve just got your new apartment, and we’re absolutely sure that you want to keep it in good condition over time. Your apartment, construction materials, and systems are all affected by weather changes. If you follow these rules, you can sleep soundly knowing that your apartment is in good condition:
- Twice a year, before summer and winter, clean out the air conditioning’s filters to prevent the air conditioners from leaking and keep them at optimal function, which also affects power consumption.
- At the start of winter, inspect and clean out the balcony water drain. We also recommend that a member of the building committee go up to the roof and inspect the building’s drains and roof insulation.
- During wintertime, drops of water may accumulate on the windows and on the interior walls. This is not a leak from outside, but condensation, just like the steam that accumulates on our bathroom mirrors while we shower. Make sure that your heating temperature isn’t too high and air out your rooms at daytime and nighttime. Ventilating the apartment’s is also crucial to prevent mold and fungi, which are a risk, especially in bedrooms, behind the beds, in closets, and in closet rooms.
- Cracks may appear in walls, hardwood floor may warp, and doors may creak. This is often temporary, and it should fix itself once the humidity balances out.
- During extreme and stormy weather, we recommend that you check the balconies, as well as the rooftop and garden apartments, that furniture is steadily grounded and there are no objects that may fly in the wind, cause damage, or shatter any glass. The air might become very dry during spring and autumn. Loss of humidity in the walls, hardwood floors, and wooden furniture will sometimes cause these to crack up; hardwood floor may warp, and doors may creak. These issues often fix themselves once humidity balances out.