Keeping your house in a good and fit state, and ensuring you’re always feeling healthy and happy at home, is key to ensuring you retain value in your property. You wouldn’t want your house to have gaping holes in the walls or cracks in the floor that all kinds of nasty critters come through.
So, why ignore the less obvious signs of damage to your home? We’ve listed three of the most crucial maintenance elements below, so make sure you give them the once over whilst you’ve got the chance.
Does your home look and feel as cozy as this picture does?
Keeping the Siding in Good Condition
Your home might look good from the inside, but you need to ensure it’s good on the outside too. And that means focusing on your exterior walls and what you’ve covered them in; most commonly of all, this is siding. So, take a look – is it in good condition? Does it look grimy and dirty? Is it covered in moss and/or peeling in places? If so, you’re going to need to clean up, at the very least!
Invest in a power washer. Get your previous siding removed, and your home wrapped in something stronger; it doesn’t have to be expensive to do so either, as siding is becoming more and more accessible these days.
Keep an Eye on Heat and Cooling Systems
The temperature of your home can be hard to maintain from time to time. After all, the outside elements affect us even when inside, and if your home isn’t built to withstand any extremes, it’s time to call someone out to give your property the once over!
Because your heating and cooling systems matter a lot more than you might think, and they make up a good portion of how comfortable your home is overall. Poor insulation, a broken air conditioning system, or even an aged and frankly malfunctioning boiler can go a long way to making your home a hard place to live.
So, get yourself a dependable heating contractor, that’s local to your area and knows the building regulations of it. You want someone who won’t take long to get to you, and you want them to be instantly familiar with how your home works.
Keeping Your Plumbing Working
And the plumbing – it’s the core component of your bathroom and your kitchen, also known as the two busiest rooms in your home. If your plumbing isn’t up to scratch, you could have a flood on your hands! If your bathroom is upstairs and something is loose, it could mean your whole ceiling collapses, sooner rather than later!
Make sure your plumbing never freezes in the cold, and it’s wrapped well enough to protect the copper. Make sure you clean your toilet properly once a week; take a look in the cistern and see how things are running.
While there are plenty of plumbing services around in your local area, prevention is better than cure! It is a good idea to have someone inspect your plumbing if you have any major concerns, but while plumbing problems are pretty obvious when it comes to leaks, there can be small leaks that are buried in the walls which take time to materialize. Be vigilant and keep an eye on your pipes!
How is your home running? It’s these that require the most maintenance whilst you live here!