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Looking after your home should be something that you are doing year round, not just when something breaks. Unfortunately, a lot of people find themselves with hefty bills to pay because they end up leaving the little things too long, and then they become big things. Here we are going to take a look at some of the ways you can stay on top of your property with a maintenance checklist to keep it healthy and looking good.
We’ll start with one of the nastiest jobs, keeping your drains clear. This one might not seem like it will improve the aesthetics of your house, but you don’t want to see what happens to your house when the drains get blocked. For one, there is an awful smell that can spread right through the home just from having blocked drains and that is enough to put anyone off. Make sure you avoid this scenario by keeping your drains clear and using a drain cap to catch any excess materials.
Looking after your doors can mean many things. Thinking here mainly about the doors leading from the outside in, you should make sure that you are checking for drafts and any issues with the hinges. The latter can be done by listening out for squeaks and if the door is stiff to open. More often than not hinge issues can be dealt with by oiling, but having spare hinges in the house is a good thing to do. A draft is much more of a problem because it is allowing cold air into your house thus making you spend more on maintaining the heat. If you notice a draft you might need to invest in a new door, however, you should first try checking the hinges and weatherstripping.
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The front door is not the only one to consider when it comes to the outside coming in. You should also be keeping an eye on your garage door. This part of your house can have the same problems as outlined above, but buying a new garage door is not as straightforward. Investing in a good garage door service team will make sure you aren’t falling victim to problems that can be easily avoided.
Home maintenance isn’t just about making sure you avoid problems; it is also about enjoying the house you are living in. You can undertake changes to the home which you like the look of but also perform a vital task. In your bathroom, for example, you can decorate using anti-mold paint which means you will avoid a potentially damaging spread of damp while also sprucing up your bathroom to be fresh and clean.
Other changes include updating your furniture so that you are keeping your home feeling new, but also ensuring that you’re not letting your flooring get damaged from having wear and tear from the weight of seating. New furniture is also easier to clean and will make your living space feel brighter and better.