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Home Maintenance, Security and Safety Program

Home Maintenance – call Community Care on 8408 1529

Home Maintenance ProgramThe Community Care team understand how much your home and garden mean to you and how important it is for your safety, independence and wellbeing that they are maintained.  Did you know that our Home Maintenance program offers a variety of services – more than just cleaning gutters and changing light bulbs!

Our experienced Home Maintenance Officers can carry out a range of essential tasks that help you remain in your home.  We can also work with you so that you can safely and comfortably continue those tasks you prefer to do yourself.

As well as assessing your immediate requirements, our Home Maintenance Officers  can consult with you about ongoing property needs, so as to minimise future emergencies as far as possible and assist you to plan ahead. 

Clients are welcome to call Community Care on 8408 1529 to discuss their home maintenance needs and an assessment can be booked to determine whether our Home Maintenance Officers carry out the work (in most cases), or whether the work requires a trade or specialist expertise.

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Home Security and Safety - living safe and sound at home

Home security and personal safety is important at any stage of life but particularly as you get older.

Our Home Maintenance Officers provide many services to improve your safety and security at home.  Priority is assessed on a case by case basis, according to circumstances. Waiting lists may apply for lower priority jobs. Work that is essential and required to address a high risk to safety and security, for example installation of hand rails, is given higher priority.

Examples are as follows:

  • Fitting of locks for doors & windows
  • Window, door and lock adjustments
  • Re-keying and barrel replacements
  • Security assessments
  • Advice on all types of security devices
  • Key safe boxes
  • Key guards for security screen doors
  • Magnetic door catches
  • Battery operated smoke alarms
  • Battery replacements for smoke alarms
  • Installation of sensor lights (not hard wired)
  • Fitting of hand rails
  • Paving repair and concrete path trip point repair

 

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Interior Home Maintenance

There are a lot of small things that can go wrong around the home and often it is hard to find a reliable tradesperson to help with small repairs.  Our Home Maintenance Officers are only too happy to discuss your needs and deliver a solution to your Home Maintenance issues wherever possible.

Interior Home Maintenance tasks can involve the following:

  • Minor carpentry
  • Minor tiling/grouting/silicone
  • Minor plastering
  • Leaking taps or seized taps
  • Installation of quarter turn taps, hand held shower heads
  • Basic clearing of blocked drains to sinks
  • Leaking toilet cisterns
  • Seal drafts from doors and windows
  • Ease jamming doors and windows
  • Rehang doors or door reversals with lift off hinges
  • Repair and adjust cupboard doors and drawers
  • Sash balance and cord replacement
  • Blinds and brackets rehung and repaired
  • Replace light globes, fluoro and starters
  • Turning mattresses
  • Cleaning of sky lights and air-conditioner filters
  • Hand rails

 

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Exterior Home Maintenance

It is our gardens and home exteriors that people first notice so it’s important for our safety and security to keep everything looking well maintained and lived in.  Besides our annual gardening service there are a variety of Home Maintenance services that we offer to help you remain independent and enhance your sense of wellbeing.

  • Minor fencing
  • Minor gutter/downpipe repairs
  • Gutter cleaning – single storey only
  • Flyscreen repairs & installation
  • Re-threading clotheslines
  • Minor paving
  • Minor concreting
  • Removal of raised concrete trip points in the garden
  • Letter box installation and repairs
  • Installation of street numbering to letterbox or home (for emergency services)
  • Installation of door bells
  • Security screen door closers, key guards and magnetic catches
  • Relight pilot lights
  • Outdoor tap repairs
  • Minor irrigation repairs (subject to assessment)
  • Installation of hose reels
  • Garden furniture repairs
  • Garden hand tool repairs
  • Rubbish Removals (please note we do not remove any Asbestos)
  • Minor pruning of shrubs & trees (only if considered a health, safety or security risk – height restrictions apply.  Cosmetic work such as garden landscaping, weeding etc. is excluded)
  • Weed poisoning
  • Garden tidy up

“Supported by the Australian Government Department of Health”. “Although funding for this Home Maintenance, Security and Safety Program has been provided by the Australian Government, the material contained herein does not necessarily represent the views or policies of the Australian Government.”

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