Keeping your house in check is an arduous task. It takes so much money and time. But, what if I told you that you can do it much quicker and cheaper?
Yes, it is possible!
Most of the maintenance revolves around continuous damage to house/appliances. If you are neglecting part of your home that requires immediate attention, it will start dissolving right in front of your eyes. As a solution, you should always be proactive. By facing the problem head on and addressing it while it’s minor, it is possible to save a lot of time and money.
Do not wait for an issue to become enormous! Fix it right away by following these 6 incredible tips.
1. Fixing your roof
Everything starts from the top. Humidity is one of the greatest factors contributing to structural damage of your home. However, if you perform regular maintenance, you should be able to reduce the effect of snow and rain. This can be done by checking your shingles for damage and discoloration as well as by cleaning your gutters.
2. Garage door maintenance
If you think about it, garage doors are the most frequently used part of your home. Wherever you go, you need your car. At least once daily, you will start your car and open garage doors. However, springs on them are highly vulnerable. They require constant lubrication that will prolong its life expectancy. On top of that, they might lose balance. By performing a regular maintenance, you make sure they will work much longer than intended.
3. Pool cleaning and protection
There are numerous things you have to know about your pool. First of all, it is important to keep it clean at all time. In the end, your kids are swimming in it. You would let your child take a shower in a filthy or infested shower stall, would you? Besides that, there are numerous things you should do to protect your pool and equipment. As the winter approaches, you will have to check your pumps (one of the most respected brands are considered Davey pumps), remove all the water and put a cover on it. Pools take a lot of time to maintenance but they are also very fun.
4. Checking the concrete
Majority of older houses have cracks in them. This is to be expected. No matter how durable the structure may be, it is still susceptible to wear and tear. Same goes with your home. These cracks are not so dangerous when they are small. However, the problem arises if we don’t do anything about it. Cracks will become wider and soon enough, parts of our wall will start falling off. Do not allow this!
5. Maintenance of home appliances
Every home appliance has a motor. These motors are susceptible to dust. We cannot prevent dust from entering the motor. But, we can definitely clean them from time to time. This way, not only are you protecting them, you are also reducing energy costs.
6. Dealing with leaks
Leaks are very common. But, they shouldn’t be disregarded. We might think “Oh, it’s just a small leak” but that small leak can increase our water bills significantly. Things become even worse if the water coming from a faucet is hot. Not only do you spend water, but also energy for heating it. So, if you notice a leak, make sure to fix it immediately.
People usually do not pay attention to small things. And this is precisely where the problem lies. By being proactive and attentive, you can prevent small issues from become big. Yes, it may be boring but you will thank me when the bills arrive.
Monday, 5 December 2016
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