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Nothing stays shiny and new forever. Furniture gets scuffed, curtains fade in the sun and, after a while, parts of the building like roof tiles or pipes can deteriorate too.
It's called 'wear and tear' – a term used by all insurance companies – and it's something you should know about, because you can't claim for damage caused by every day wear and tear.
Take an old roof with worn tiles. If they let in rainwater, this could result in a lot of damage. Repairs to the roof would not be covered as the damage is due to wear and tear. Or a rotten window frame- if this lets in rainwater it would not be covered as it is due to wear and tear.
That's why it's so important to take good care to keep everything shipshape. So here are our top watch-outs for maintenance around the home.
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