GIPB | How to maintain your property?
maintaining your property


GIPB | How to maintain your property?

Maintaining your property is as crucial as maintaining your car. It not only extends its lifespan but also prevents deterioration. The necessary interventions vary depending on the age and type of construction.

Daily Visual Inspections

As an owner and resident, you have the property in sight all the time. This allows you to easily spot anomalies and elements that require daily maintenance:

  • Gutter blockages
  • Deterioration of seals around bathtubs, sinks, and showers
  • Clogging of rainwater drainage channels

These visual inspections do not require special skills and can be performed regularly.

Periodic Inspections

Some checks, which are less obvious, need to be carried out periodically:

  • Condition of tiles
  • Condition of welds on metal elements
  • Boilers
  • Oil tanks

The frequency of these inspections depends on the region where your property is located.

New Buildings: Future Maintenance File (DIU)

If your property is relatively new or has undergone significant work since 2001, you should have a DIU (Future Maintenance File). This document contains technical data sheets and information on the elements to be maintained and the required maintenance periods.

Older Buildings: Periodic Inspections

For older buildings, more frequent inspections are often necessary. Reference guides, such as the one published by the Scientific and Technical Center for Construction, define the maintenance periods for each component of your property.


It is essential to regularly monitor the condition of your property and its technical installations. If in doubt, calling a professional can be very useful. Remember, prevention is better than cure.

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