As heat and humidity increase in the UAE, here are the most common maintenance issues we see in Dubai homes and how to avoid them.

Whether it’s snow, rain, or extreme heat, weather shifts are known for causing a series of issues for properties that are not maintained professionally.

Our specialists have seen the effects of the scorching Dubai summer many times – which is why we have put together some of the most common maintenance mishaps caused by this sizzling season.

Air conditioning
An optimal AC system is an absolute necessity during the Dubai summer, but when not properly maintained it can become the problem instead of the solution.

If your AC starts to feel warm, blows less air than usual, or stops working altogether, this may mean that the heat and humidity damaged the unit or some of its parts. Other causes include blocked coils, dirty filters, loose connections and gas leaks.

How to avoid a midsummer nightmare? Get your AC system thoroughly maintained by specialists. For best results, we recommend getting a full maintenance check of the air conditioning system plus duct and coil cleaning.

Water tank
Did you know that increased heat leads to more bacteria and parasites in your water tank? Even if the water looks clear, the hot and humid environment turns your tank into the perfect home for pesky insects and harmful bacteria. This is more common during the summer.

Prepare in advance and get your water tank professionally cleaned by specialists – this will ensure you and your family have safe, clean water in these scorching months. Make sure you do this at least twice a year to dodge health issues.

Busted pipes
Water pipes that are not well maintained are common targets of the Dubai summer. The intensive heat pressure, higher demand for water, and poor maintenance cause the pipes to burst frequently during hotter months.

To steer clear of these issues, we recommend getting a professional plumbing service at least once a year – if your pipes are in good condition, they will be less likely to be affected by the hot weather. Regular maintenance will also save you the frustration of future problems and costly repairs. At Breathe, we normally convert existing pipes to PPR.

While these are some of the most common maintenance issues caused by hot temperatures, they are certainly not the only ones.

Got more maintenance questions you would like the answers to? Let us know!