It is wonderful to have your own home. You have security and stability, as well as a place to call home until you decide to relocate, and a place to make memories for many years.
You have security and stability, as well as a place to call home until you decide to relocate, and a place to make memories for many years. But, when you spend all of your valuable free time and hard-earned money on resolving the same problems year after year, it can feel exhausting and thankless.
There will always be something else to do, yet you always feel as though you are forgetting something important. We have compiled a list of some of the home maintenance tasks that you might be overlooking.
Are you checking your roof regularly?
You don’t look up at your roof very frequently, and you can’t even see the top of it. As a result, you may not detect missing roof tiles, holes, or debris accumulation. It’s critical to check your attic space for signs of roof leaks on a regular basis and have a professional come up and inspect it once a year. This may incur a cost, but it is far less expensive than uncovering a major problem that requires immediate attention.
Are you checking your gutters and drains?
Your drainage and gutter system, like your roof, may be something you overlook until it overflows or becomes blocked, at which point repairs can be costly and property damage can occur. It is critical to inspect them on a regular basis to ensure that they are clean and free of leaves, twigs, and other debris. If there are any cracks or damage to the gutters, you need to call a gutter replacement company.
Are you checking for signs of pests?
When we first see bugs, it is often the first indicator of an infestation, and they can be difficult to eradicate without professional assistance. Keep an eye out for symptoms of pests in places like the kitchen, mattresses, the attic, the basement, and timber – fleas, woodworm, bedbugs, mice, rats, and squirrels are just a few to look out for.
If you have pets, make sure that you keep up to date with flea and worm treatments. Make sure that any holes in the walls of your home or pipes going in and out of your home are fixed and sealed, preferably with a material that cannot be chewed through by rodents.
Trim back any overgrown trees and bushes in your backyard and make sure no branches touch the roof to act as a walkway for any animals that might decide to establish their presence in your home.
Of course, these are only three of the tasks that you should be aware of; there are many more. Keep a journal or planner and establish a list of the jobs that need to be done on a weekly, monthly, and annual basis, and make sure you complete them. This will save you money and time in the long run.