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7 Spring Cleaning Tips

By | Interior

Spring has sprung and that means longer, brighter days, flowers poking through the newly thawed ground, and little bunny rabbits hopping about. It also means spring cleaning. With the Spring air so fresh and fragrant, it would be a shame to have your home dragging you back into winter with its dust and musty grime. So, now’s the perfect time for a deep clean, but where to start? To help you decide, here are a few cleaning tips that’ll help you get your home organised.

Make a cleaning checklist

First off, if you want a clean and well organised home, then personal organisation is the first step. Start by thinking about what you want to get done and how long you’ll willing to spend doing it. Draw up a cleaning checklist of essential chores and go through them methodically. Having a battle plan for tackling your household mess will help keep you focused and avoid wandering around aimlessly not knowing what to do next. Although it may take you a few minutes to write the list, it’ll save you time in the long run. Of course, that doesn’t help you with what to put on the list, so read on.

Checklist will help you with cleaning

Get your home organised with a good de-clutter

Before you start the job of cleaning pure and simple, you’ll need to spend time de-cluttering. While de-cluttering is part of the general activity we describe as cleaning, it doesn’t involve dusters, mops, or brushes. All it takes is an individual, in this case you, walking around your living space, and putting things back where they’re supposed to be kept. It’s about putting those dirty socks and underwear in the laundry bin so that you can actually get at the floor with a mop and bucket.

If you decide that the things you find don’t really belong in your home, feel free to recycle, throw, or give them away. De-cluttering is also an opportunity to slim down the number of possessions you have in your life. A perfectly executed Spring clean will not only leave your house sparkling clean, but should free up some space too.

Gather the supplies

The next big pre-cleaning tip is to get what you need before you start. You don’t want to be knee-deep in cleaning before you realise that you have to rush out to the shops to pick up some glass cleaner for window cleaning. Again, you can use a handy check-list to ensure that you’ve got all the supplies you need for an all out cleanliness assault on your home. Remember to buy or gather things like rubber gloves, all the relevant cleaning fluids for your surfaces, dusters, mops, microfiber cloths, etc. Once you have chosen your weapons, you’re all set.

Mopping the floors

Be methodical

Actually getting down to the cleaning, it’s important to be methodical. Trying to do it all at once will actually waste time and set you back mentally. Go room by room, tackling the kitchen first, and then the bathroom. Make a mental list and stick to it. If this is your first Spring clean, or you have a big house, consider spacing out the cleaning over several days. Alternatively, you could apply method to madness by cleaning on a task by task basis. De-clutter the whole house, then wipe every surface clean, next do the windows, followed by sweeping – you get the picture.

Don’t forget the fridge

A good deep clean is about more than just repeating your routine cleaning chores. A Spring clean is the perfect opportunity to give even your household appliances a new lease of life. At some point in your clean, tackle the fridge. Cleaning out the fridge can be a cumbersome task, but it’s well worth it. The longer you delay, the more months old gunk you’ll find rotting at the back of the fridge, potentially presenting a health hazard to you and your family. So, find a surface to put everything from your fridge and give it a good clean with some food safe disinfectant.

Messy Fridge

Getting to those forgotten spaces

Similarly, Spring is a good time to get to those forgotten spaces that never usually get cleaned. This is a once a year event, so if the space behind the cupboard is ever going to see daylight, now’s the moment. Move cupboards, sofas, so as to get at all the dust that’s usually secreted away. Corners, walls in the kitchen, behind the radiators – think of everywhere you wouldn’t usually think of and clean it!

Make the place fresh

Lastly, but most importantly, it’s important to leave your place feeling and smelling fresh. The absence of dirt and a lingering smell of disinfectant often isn’t enough to really make you feel as if Spring is sprung, so go the extra mile and adorn your house with Springtime accessories. Around the world, bringing in flowers to the home was the traditional way to celebrate Springtime, and you can see why. Brightening the place with a few well placed flower pots really provides a daily reminder that the warmer days have arrived. So, go on a walk, and bring the outside in with some fresh-cut flowers.

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How to Care for Your Wool Carpets

By | Cleaning, Interior, Tips

Wool Care

Now that we’re getting ready to get those carpets out it’s good to have some idea of how to care for them.

There’s a good chance that they are going to be stained one way or another and you are going to have to vacuum at least once a week.

There’s a good chance that your carpets are a wool mix. They will feel soft and cushy.

Whilst they look (and feel) really nice and cosy, they are also really practical.

– The fibres are natural

– The fibres are from a renewable and environmentally-friendly source

– They are non-allergic, as they naturally deter bacteria and dust mites

– They are naturally flame resistant

For these reasons, especially due to the fact that many children and adults suffer from asthma nowadays and carpets are not recommended.

Carpets are also handy to have around as they really cosy the house up and will reduce the costs on heating. We are not used to having wall-to-wall carpeting yet it is good to have some placed around the house in your open areas.

These open spaces are perfect for carpets as they are the spaces you use most and they are easy to vacuum without the hassle of removing too much furniture.

How to care for woollen products

From sweaters to cushions to carpets, wool isn’t the easiest material to keep clean. Here are a few tips to care for woollen rugs properly.

– Cushion them

An extra layering with a rug pad will make the carpet feel extra squishy, as well as prevent it from slipping from under you.

This pad acts as a buffer between the rug and the floor that will keep it from wearing through. You can choose a thin foam one for rugs with a longer pile, while a super cushy felt for thin rugs.

– Rotation

If you’re placing it in a high traffic location – in the corridor, in the living room, between sofas, next to your bed – it is ideal to rotate it once in awhile.

Since you’re going to be vacuuming them pretty often you might as well rotate them after you’ve given them a good clean every few weeks.

You might also wish to switch their location whilst you’re at it.

– Vacuuming

Frequent, low-impact vacuuming is essential. A high-power vacuuming will only damage your pieces.

When you’re cleaning wool you will want to double check that your settings do not include a spinning brush, so that it’s gentle enough.

– Beat it

When you get your carpet out of storage and before you put it in you might want to hang it and beat the dust out of it. Seeing that our dust levels are high it will be a good thing to do and not skip on.

Use a rug beater, designed for the task. If you do not own one you can also use the clean end of a broom.

– Spot cleaning

Once in awhile you might want to give it a good clean but do so with caution.

You will find that many vintage woollen rugs will be vegetable-dyed, so their colours might bleed with any use of soap so you might want to test a small patch.

If the spot test bleeds then stick to water. Don’t go using any harsh chemicals on wool.

– Seek a professional

If you have some serious stains on your wool you might want to seek the help of a professional.

It is best to do so, rather than just mess it up even more.

A professional will actually place your wool rug in a bath of cold water along with a gentle cleaning solution.

Then it is left to dry in a warm and shady location.

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Moving Tips & Tricks: Paring Down for a Move

By | Cleaning, Interior, Tips

How to go about Paring Down when on the Move

Though moving might be a great prospect, in reality it is an overwhelming and somewhat daunting process. Even if you’re doing it because you want to you never know what you’ve got into until you start packing up those boxes and bubble wrapping everything.

The thing is, it’s not just about moving and packing boxes, there’s more to it. There’s the paperwork, the address that needs to be changed and you need to let a bunch of people and companies know…so many things to do.

Best way to start is by creating a checklist of things to do and people to contact.

The Packing Process

When you start packing up the boxes you realise the benefits of being a minimalist. In reality this is an opportune time to decrease and give away the things in your life you are no longer making use of.

You will find you have so much stuff, things you had forgotten about ages ago in the laundry room, or on some shelf, behind a wardrobe. Even if you’re not downsizing then you might still want to consider taking less from one place to the next. 

You can’t be too sentimental when it comes to eliminating certain things, and certain decisions you might think will backfire…yet it is needed. Reassessing what you have and what you want in your life is a great opportunity.

Packing Tips 

– Paring down is a fresh start

This time you get to move only your best stuff. If the item has no use – it’s no longer practical in other words – or it does not fit into the space then sell it or give it away if you can.

If there has been something you’ve been dragging along with you for a long while then this is the time to get rid of it. What about the old towels you’re still using even though you bought new sets? Or the third set of measuring scales? You know what’s unnecessary.

You need to give yourself permission to just let go of things, you have no obligation towards most things especially if there’s no reason why to hold on to them.

– Moving

You’ll be doing a lot of travelling with each item and space is precious, so think about whether it’s worth packing, transporting, unpacking and finding a new place for it. Paring down now will save you time.

You can really think of chucking something in the bin if it doesn’t cater to your needs anymore. If you have multiples of it, if it’s worn out, or if you haven’t used it for more than a year.

Remember, if you don’t have any need for this item it does not mean that others will not either. Always consider giving things to charity or selling them as second hand.

– Live with less

The thing to do once you start to minimize the things in your home or when you want to get rid of the old then make a list of the things you’ve gotten rid of and need to replace.

This will ensure that everything has a place in your home – you’re catering for everything.

How to make sure that you stick with the minimalistic approach 

– don’t allow for any clutter on your counter and also in your cupboards

– try out floating shelves, as they ensure that you always keep them clear and see all the equipment you have

– make proper use out of your storage units, like your island or your washroom

– before you buy something make sure it serves a purpose

– if it doesn’t belong trash it, recycle it or give it away

The most important thing is to start. To start somewhere, pick one room and declutter, then pack. You’ve got this!

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Storage Solutions for Small Spaces

By | Interior, Tips

Organizing solutions that aren’t boring!

A splash of creativity is all you need to spritz up your storage and make organizing become a part of your home decor while serving a functional purpose.

If you’re looking to create more of a functional and airy space at home, organizing properly might just be the solution for your small or large spaces. Whether you want to recreate your pantry, your kitchen, your garage or simply make better use of your wardrobe, these are a few tips you can apply to any room.

The (Improvised)Mud Room

Most of the apartments or houses nowadays do not cater for the front mud room, to properly store one’s shoes and outside coats or jackets. Yet this should not stop you from creating that little nook to do so!

This creates the perfect space to place one’s keys, over-jackets, shoes that you take off at the door (for family and guests), and scarves or so on. How about add that mirror to catch a last glimpse at yourself?

The Utility Room

This is the place to keep clean and tidy, just to make things easier for you. Keep the products you use for washing clothes in one section and the products you use for your clean and dry clothes in another area.

If you iron in this room make sure to have extra hangers and possibly a rail to hang everything on and transport to their proper places when done with everything.

Portable storage can be quite useful if used the right way, even though they might need some getting used to. You won’t be able to live without them!

 

The Kitchen

Well everyone wants neat cabinets in the kitchen as it’s the most used space in the house really. That is why it’s important to tidy and clear daily. When it comes to the cupboards don’t keep anything you don’t need or use close at hand. This simply distracts you from finding the things you actually use.

And what about your pantry? Keep airtight labelled jars for everything from spices, nuts and cereal to flavoured sugar and flour.

The Home Office

These are tips you can extend to your work office (if you work in one) too.

The most important thing is purposeful shelving. Shelving that doesn’t waste you any valuable space, in which you can store all those files, books and anything else that you require in this space.

Learn to organize your desk as well as you do your shelving.

The Bedroom

These bedroom hacks will make you think you’re at a runway show, but you’re simply getting ready for work!

Make sure to prepare the clothes you’re going to wear from the day before, this ensures an easy transition between those quick chores in the mornings.

All you need to do is hang them on these perfect ladder-esque storage space (you can also find them as rails on wheels). Some local places stock these or you can make them yourself.

The DIY Project

Create canisters to store pieces of wrapping paper, stationery, for your art stuff like brushes or pens, or how about a steady one for your umbrellas or walking sticks.

What you will need

6″ Sonotube or wider

Natural wood veneer

Wood-stain

Hot glue or wood glue

Heavy cardboard

Scissors

Utility knife

 

Method

  1. Cut the Sonotube to the desired height.
  2. Trace circle around tube onto heavy cardboard (we used matting board), to serve as the base.
  3. Cut out circle using utility knife.
  4. Use a generous amount of wood glue and glue circle to one end of tube, allow it to dry for at least 24 hrs.
  5. Using scissors, carefully cut veneer to height and circumference of your tube, allowing an additional 2 cm (approximately) to extend over the tube.
  6. Place a generous amount of hot glue onto tube and adhere one edge of the veneer onto tube. Make sure you adhere veneer with the grain of the wood running vertically.

NOTE: This is very important as the veneer is fragile and going against the grain of the wood will crack it.

  1. Press down firmly to ensure there are no air bubbles.
  2. Continue adding hot glue onto tube and adhering veneer around tube until you have gone all around.
  3. Trim any uneven areas.
  4. Take a smaller piece of veneer and glue to the inside of the tube. This will hide the cardboard of the tube and create cleaner lines.
  5. If desired, stain with your favourite stain by following manufacturer’s directions.

 

Baskets & Totes

They can be used for more than just shopping. Baskets hold anything from blankets, linens, laundry, books/magazines, loose items. You can also take them to the beach, picnic or out shopping – you’ll look very chic.

Repurposing and seeing the use of a basket can take a bit of unlearning. Apart from the fact that they are now becoming quite fashionable to keep in the house, you have to recognise that they have become a concept – it serves a purpose and is not just a thing that takes up space.

Many local artisans make these woven baskets along with beautiful rugs.

Fill them in methodically – leaving the bottom part for storing what you don’t need daily, the middle and top for things you need regularly. Then cover the top with a vintage throw.

It’s all about decluttering – going back to minimalism 

Less about what’s there and more about what isn’t

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Home Cleaning In Malta Just Got Easier: 6 Ways Briiz Can Help

By | Cleaning, Interior

Last week we’ve published 7 clever ways to make house cleaning a Briiz breeze in Malta and we are glad so many of you found that post insightful.

Today, we’d like to talk about home cleaning in malta in more detail, especially the 6 ways Briiz can help you and how. We understand you’re busy and we also know that home cleaning (although important) is not a always priority throughout a busy week.

In this post today, we want to show you the many ways that we can help you keep up with all your chores and hopefully make your week and time a bit easier to manage.

Let’s explore the way Briiz is up for the task:

Professional Cleaners

Attention to detail is extremely important when cleaning, that is why we try to keep this mentality focused-on across our company.

Our cleaners are fully insured, professional cleaners that have been trained to handle any cleaning job you have.

For us here at Briiz, home cleaning is not something “we just do”, in fact it’s our pride and joy when a cleaning job is “a job well done”. See what our customers are saying about our services.

Automatic Rescheduling

With our easy to use online booking service, you do not have to make an appointment every time you’d like to have a clean home.

You can schedule recurring appointments and we’ll show up to clean your home without ever having to get in touch with us again.

There are many scheduling timetables available, which you can see here, but the one we recommend you choose is the bi-weekly service which has turned out to be the most popular selection across our customer base.

Easy Online Booking

As we said already, the whole process to schedule a cleaning service for whatever job you like can all be done online.

All you have to do is follow this guide on how to order an online cleaning service and we’ll get back to you in a few hours (guranteed) to confirm that quote and make plans with you.

Super simple and easy. Feel free to give it a go here and if you have any questions about the process, feel free to get in touch with us.

We Bring Our Own Cleaning Supplies

When hiring Briiz for home cleaning, we will also be bringing our own cleaning supplies for the job.

This means you can forever forget about buying all the expensive cleaning supplies that would be needed and instead leave the job all up to us.

At Briiz we also believe in protecting the environment so we make sure to use the safest, most environment-friendly products you can find on the market.

As we always say, it’s important to keep a clean home, but a clean planet is also important.

No Hidden Charges

Our cleaning rate is €12.50 an hour, which we agree is not average, but neither is our home cleaning services.

However, you may find alternative companies will advertise a low cost of entry price then hit you with a slew of upsells when they finish the cleaning job.

This doesn’t happen with Briiz. Our price is final and you will never pay more that what has been agreed.

Not only that, but since we’re very confident in our services and our cleaners, we offer a 100% money back guarantee if for some reason you are not satisfied with our job.

Home Cleaning Is About To Get Much Easier

One thing we’d like to mention without giving too much detail away is that very soon, home cleaning is about to get even easier than it already is since we’ll be implementing new technology to help us keep up with all the demands we get.

Futuristic cleaning services are not too far away. Sign up to our newsletter list so we can alert you when this “new way of doing things” start rolling out to select customers.

We’re sure you’d love it!

Final Thoughts

Thank you for reading our post. Our main goal is to make home cleaning in Malta as easy as it can be and yes, we promise you that in time, it’s going to get much easier too!

We have more exciting news coming out soon + more cleaning tips like this in the coming days so stay tuned.

If you have any questions about Briiz, about our services or anything else, visit our “frequently asked questions” page and let us know how we can help you.

Talk soon.

Briiz

A Guide to Car Detailing

By | Cleaning, Exterior, Interior, Maintenance, Uncategorized

While to some people car detailing means can mean a mere wax and wash, to others means a full cleaning and protection service inclusive of an interior shampoo and steam clean.

Start car detailing by evaluating your car’s paint. If its paint is smooth and contaminant-free, then there’s no need to do any other maintenance work than washing it thoroughly once a week. Spend a good 30 or 45 minutes to get a really good finish.

On the other hand, if you find that your car’s paint is stained and rough, then you’re going to need a lot more elbow grease than it takes to get a good finish when simply washing. Think about investing some 30 minutes to three hours of your time to achieve the best result.

Use a paint pre-wax cleaner next, as this will help eliminate any contaminants that are still present on your car’s paint surface. After you’ve gone over it using this kind of product, the next step is to evaluate the paint bit by bit in order to check for scratches and the depth of those scratches, if any. Most scratches will disappear using a good polish. Take one to five minutes on each scratch to ensure that it disappears.

Once you’ve polished your car’s entire surface sufficiently, the next car detailing step is to move on to waxing. Waxing your car should take you about 45 minutes to an hour. Repeat the process four times per year. A deep cleaning and polish needs to be undertaken just twice a year to ensure that your car’s paint looks just as it did when it left the showroom floor many years later.

Last but not least when it comes to exterior car detailing, pay good attention to your car’s wheels. Dull-looking, dirty and brake dust-covered wheels really age a car, so invest in a tyre and wheel cleaner. Have a big bucket of soapy water handy, together with a brush, and prepare to scrub them for 15 minutes apiece for the best finish.

Turning attention to your car’s interior, the first interior car detailing step to take is to evaluate how much effort you’re going to need to get it looking its best. If you’re a businessman who wears suits all day long, then it’s highly likely that you’re going to require less cleaning time than if you’re a mum driving about with two young kids in tow.

Start by vaccuuming regularly. We recommend vaccuuming twice each month for 10-15 minutes at a time. If you clean your car’s exterior regularly, doing so shouldn’t take you long. However, if you clean your car infrequently, then this job might take one to two hours to getting the interior fresh again. Pay special attention to the products you use – use a good interior shampoo for the seats in particular.

So there you have it!

 

If you care for your car to give it this much love and attention with car detailing, let Briiz give you a helping hand with the one of our many car cleaning services.

7 Car Care Essentials

By | Cleaning, Exterior, Interior, Learning, Maintenance, Tips, Winter

This list may seem a little odd to you, but these things do really work! Here are 7 Car Care Essentials:

Nail polish remover

Dilute nail polish remover with a little water to remove any scuff marks from plastic trim pieces or rubbing strips. Wipe off immediately after using.

Epoxy Resin

Epoxy will make any two broken bits of a car stick back together again. Use a two-part epoxy resin for the best results. Keep a small kit with you just in case you have a mishap while out on the road.

Penetrating Oil

A low-viscosity penetrating oil, of which WD-40 is a great example, can be used to free nuts and bolts that have rusted together. This is definitely a handy car care product to keep around, especially if you drive something older.

Duct Tape

Let’s say you run your bumper over a high pavement and it comes loose from its brackets. You’re obviously going to want to drive home with it, so a bit of duct tape to hold it in place temporarily will definitely come in handy. A very important car care essential, keep it in your glove compartment or boot/trunk of your car.

Tyre Cleaner

We all love shiny black tyres to complement our newly-cleaned car, so investing in a tyre cleaner allows you to give it the finishing touch it needs. This is the very last step of a thorough car clean.

Hand-held Vacuum Cleaner

Getting into all the nooks and crannies of our beloved rides can be a pain in the proverbials without a having a hand-held vacuum cleaner close by. These are great from removing annoyances from a car’s interior.

Microfibre Towels

The primary use for these on a car is for removing any residual water present on your car’s paintwork after a good wash, however they have a whole myriad of uses because they can be used anywhere and on any surface. Having one around might see you preventing a messy spill all over your car’s interior too. Probably the most essential car care essential of all!

10 Amazing Car Cleaning Tips

By | Cleaning, Exterior, important, Interior, Learning, Maintenance, Tips

In this blog, we’re going to tell you how to clean your car like the pros do. So let’s dive right in with 10 amazing car cleaning tips!

Air Compressor to get into Nooks and Crannies

Number one on our list of car cleaning tips is to use an air compressor to get all of the dirt that’s tough to remove from the corners of the footwells in your car. Blow these fragments into the centre for easy vacuuming.

Clean Air Vents to Keep New Car Smell

Ever wondered what the best way of keeping your smelling like new is? Clean out air vent with a small air compressor to remove dust and dirt. This will get rid of musty smells.

Use a Non-Acid-Based Tyre Cleaner

A non-acid-based tyre cleaner will prevent alloy wheels from bubbling while still making your tyres black and beautiful. Use it to remove brake dust too.

Hand-Wash the Exterior

Notice all our car cleaning tips are all done by hand, that is because going that extra mile for your car is worth it in the end. Hand-washing is the best way to clean a car’s exterior, and that’s the end of it. Don’t use liquid detergent in your bucket of water, because that strips away protective wax layers. Use a dedicated car washing product instead.

Use Paint Cleaning Product to Remove Contaminants

Use a paint cleaning liquid to take off tough pieces of dirt, such as bird droppings, which do not come off with a wash. Use a fine cloth in order to apply this and rub gently.

Give Her a Good Polish

Use an oscillating polishing machine and a market-leading polishing product to get the best finish. Giving your car a good polish in this way can make it look years newer.

Wax for Protection

Either liquid or paste wax will do as they both do the job equally well. Waxing your car thoroughly will keep its paint protected for up to a year before reapplication. Use a damp car cleaning sponge to apply the wax in the event that it didn’t come with an applicator. Giving your car a good wax is one of our most important car cleaning tips, it doesn’t just make her look good but she will be protected.

Reapply Wax Every Season

Seeing as there’s no way to tell if wax has lasted or is still present over your car’s entire surface, we recommend setting a fixed date at the change of every season in order to reapply it.

Make your Glass Shine

Invest in an ammonia-free glass cleaner and buff all your windows both inside and out with a microfibre cloth to finish off car cleaning.

Pay Attention to Detail

Last but not least on our list of car cleaning tips is to go over your car inside and out to make sure you haven’t missed a spot. Repeat the steps above as needed for any problem areas.

 

That is our full list of car cleaning tips, should you not fancy doing it for yourself, check out are car cleaning services and let Briiz do the dirty work for you. Book now: briiz.com.mt/car-bookings

Correct Rib Maintenance

By | Boat, Cleaning, Exterior, important, Interior, Maintenance, servicing, Winter

As with any type of boat, maintenance of your Rigid Inflatable Boat, or rib, will help maintain both its value and its longevity for many a year to come if done properly.

The most important time to consider rib care and maintenance is at the end of the season, when the full scope of wear and tear incurred becomes apparent. Should you not have the required knowledge, skill or expertise in order to ensure that your Rib is being taken care of properly, then we recommend you bring in a dedicated boat mechanic how will know his way round your rib better than you do.

End of Season

When you take your rib out of the water at the end of the season, ensure that non-lubricated parts of your rib have not become stuck, establish whether any water has entered its tailfin and check that its engine starts without problems.

Apply antifouling if it applies to the kind of material your particular rib is made out of. Check all accessories to ensure they are in good working order. In addition, lubricate any moving parts and preserve petrol in its tank over the winter.

Engine Considerations

With specific reference to your engine, replace its oil and filter if you have a four-stroke engine. The petrol filter should also be replaced. Check your engine’s spark plugs and replace them if necessary. Clean it block if there is any leftover residue, together with applying an anti-corrosion later and lubricating any moving parts. Also change the tailfin oil, check your engine’s propeller and lubricate the propeller shaft. Conduct an engine diagnosis if possible too to check if there is anything wrong which may not be immediately apparent through observation.

Fabric

Also pay special attention to your Rib’s fabric at all times, because it is obviously made out of material which can wear down if not maintained properly.

How to Care for your Boat

By | Boat, Cleaning, Exterior, Interior, Learning, Maintenance, servicing, Uncategorized

Regardless of the kind of boat you own, it’s important to care for it properly in order to ensure your safety and maintain its longevity. Care for your boat with pride! In this entry, we tell you exactly how to do it.

Storage

If indoor storage is an option for you, then we highly encourage you to store your boat indoors. It provides the best protection and care for your boat against the elements bar none. Rain, cold, wind and UV rays in the sunnier months can all cause damage to your boat, so it is best they are avoided it when it isn’t in use. Cover it up to prevent moisture, dust and debris build-up.

Routine Maintenance

It’s important to check over key aspects of your boat routinely and see to them if and when needed. If you don’t have any technical know-how whatsoever, take a course in basic boat maintenance. The most important things to consider are your boat’s bilge pumps, engine, oil, electrical system, propeller and hull.

Regular Cleaning

Think about all the things that could affect your boat’s hull, namely aquatic pests such as barnacles attaching themselves to it, algae, plant growth and rust. Not only do all these things corrode your hull, they also can make you boat perform less efficiently, affecting its performance. Set up a cleaning schedule which is devised according to how much time your boat spends in the sea.

Get Insured

Boat insurance is always a good thing to have in order to care for your boat, because you never know what might go wrong both when it’s moored or when you’re at sea. Take a look at a previously blog entry to find who our recommended insurer is.