You have recently purchased oceanfront property in the Bahamas. Now, it's time to roll up your sleeves and handle the maintenance aspect of your dream come true. If you worked with a real estate broker at Island Property Group to secure your property, you knew the level of maintenance required for this kind of property going in. At Island Property Group, it’s important to us to inform our clients about all aspects of the property prior to purchase.

You love the tropical environment, calm ocean sounds, and the fact that a beach day is just moments away. Therefore, you will do anything to ensure your property stays in great shape. These maintenance instructions will keep your property in good condition. 

Don’t forget, whether buying or selling property in the Bahamas, our team will guide you from start to finish.

Look Out For Corrosion

If you have outdoor metal, routinely inspect it for corrosion. A good tip is to apply WD-40 or silicone spray to all exterior metals, as this will help slow down corrosion caused by the combination of wind and saltwater. In addition to applying WD-40, create a schedule for washing down exterior surfaces to prevent salt crystal buildup.

Check For Mold

Mold and mildew thrive in warm, moist environments, which the tropical Bahamas are known for.  While most homeowners have to worry about mold resulting from a leak in their home, owners of beachfront properties must look out for mold and mildew growth in all parts of your home that are frequently exposed to water spray. Additionally, water spray can cause leaks inside your home, so inspect your property and make sure to immediately resolve the problem when you see it. 

Clean Outdoor Furniture

Naturally, if you have an oceanfront property, you are bound to have outdoor furniture to lap up the views. Therefore, it’s important to create and maintain a regular cleaning schedule for your outdoor furniture. This should include making sure sand and other debris stay off your patio.

Have Pest Control On Speed Dial

Your home is extremely vulnerable to all species of termites. Make sure you find a reputable pest control company that can advise you on how frequently you should treat your property. Along with termite control, they will keep your home safe from all sorts of pests that can wreak havoc. Don’t be alarmed if the specialist recommends quarterly services. In such cases, they are not trying to rip you off. This level of attentiveness can protect your home from costly repairs.

Clean Windows Weekly

Over time, your windows will accumulate salt, so it is advised to rinse down your windows every few weeks and perform a deep clean every few months. For extra protection against the elements, purchase thick windowpanes that don’t shatter easily. You may also want to consider fiberglass windows, which will minimize your risk of corrosion. This will add protection against strong winds and saltwater coming off the ocean.

In addition to fiberglass windows, it's recommended to install fiberglass framed doors.

Clear The Air

Don’t forget to treat inside with as much care as you put outdoors. The abundance of moisture outside can get into your home, making it less pleasant to live. Dehumidifiers will help mitigate the risk of mold and mildew. If the air in your home feels humid, proper ventilation can make a significant difference in relieving moisture and humidity.

Final Thoughts

Whether you’re enjoying this property to live out your Golden Years or add a new estate to your wealth portfolio, you have found the best place to buy property in the Bahamas. Now, it’s important to maintain it to ensure it remains in good condition. We recommend hiring someone you trust to help with the maintenance tasks around the home, as this will ensure nothing slips through the cracks.

Contact Island Property Group

Let our team help you buy or sell property throughout the Bahamas. We have a variety of houses, condos, and townhouses throughout popular communities, including Great Bahama Island, Exuma, and Nassau. When searching for an ideal oceanfront property in the Bahamas, we’ve got you covered. Call Island Property Group at 1-800-659-6519 for information on our listings.

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