HOME IMPROVEMENT’S THAT NEEDS YOUR ATTENTION
Things in your home that require your immediate attention
In most cases, we are used to taking action only when the damage is done. This can be seen in almost every aspect of our lives especially home maintenance.
If you are a home owner, you probably know that there are numerous things you have to take care of. Unlike people who have an apartment, house is a big obligation. It requires a lot of work to keep everything in running shape. Naturally, you can always call handymen if something goes array but it is much better to do proper maintenance and prefer bad things from happening.
Here are some tips that will help you maintain your home in a timely fashion.
Roof takes a lot of beating during the winter. Shingles get damaged and leaks are always a threat. Furthermore, your gutters may get damaged. This is why you have to perform a routine checkup as soon as spring comes along. If you see any damage or discoloration, replace the shingles. Gutters need to be cleaned every once in a while as they may start overflowing. With prompt response, you are making sure that you roof doesn’t take too much damage which would increase future cost of repair.
Pool and pool pumps
Contrary popular opinion, only a small number of homeowners actually has a pool. This is not only due to the price but also the fact they require a lot of maintenance. Unless you are prepared to pay a hefty sum to maintain your pool every year, we suggest you start cleaning it yourself. Like everything else in and around your house, pool is susceptible to damage. You need to clean it regularly, brush the sides and edges and to remove anything that can damage it. Probably the most important period for pool is winter. During this time, there is a threat of ice and snow which can jeopardize the concrete. As prevention, you should get a cover. Although you might have a good pool pump such as Onga or Davey, you will need to turn them off and put in shed. Regular change of filters is also important for proper functioning of the pump.
Sooner than later, you will notice holes in the concrete. They usually affect pavement around and to your home. Nevertheless, the cracks may also appear on your house. Similarly to your pool, additional damage occurs when it gets colder. During winter, ice may penetrate these holes and increase the damage that has been done. Best way to prevent this is by being proactive and filling the holes before the winter season.
Protecting your motors
Almost every home appliance has a motor: vacuum cleaner, refrigerator, washing machine etc. People often do not realize this but most of the malfunctions are actually connected to the motor. Usually, dust can start clogging it which will lead to overheating and ultimately, breakdown. Luckily, it is really easy to maintain all these items. All you have to do is remove the dust once in a while and make sure that the motor is getting enough air.
Maintaining your home is a weekly choir. Although this might be annoying at times, you need to take at least one day a week to check everything. In some cases, minor fix can prevent a long-term disaster.
There are numerous precautions that you need to take. Mentioned examples are just the tip of the iceberg. However, if you invest a little bit of your time, your home will be grateful and you will be able to cut future costs significantly.