Learning how to take care of your home is an important step for every homeowner. After all, maintenance is so much better than costly repairs.
When people hear ‘home maintenance’, they usually think about professions like plumbing, or roofing. However, there are steps you can take to maintain the care of your home. In fact, dedicating just an hour or two of your weekend saves you a lot of money and headaches.
The following is a guideline for the care of your home. If you need help creating maintenance routines for your beautiful home, continue reading for some great tips.
7 Maintenance Routines to Help You Take Care of Your Home
Clean the Home Regularly
One of the main causes of damage to homes is the lack of adequate cleaning. For example, the dust gets inside the nooks and crannies, doing irreparable harm to your appliances, wall plugs, etc. Additionally, spills and food waste are responsible for the infestation of rodents, roaches, and ants.
Before that happens, make it a habit to clean up after yourself and do weekly routine cleaning. Once you’ve gotten into a groove, this only takes you 30-45 minutes of your day. Additionally, practice a regular trash disposal schedule to guarantee that you don’t have unpleasant odors and unsanitary conditions.
Remove Unnecessary Items
Having way too many items can cause undue stress to your family. So, maybe it’s time to take inventory and clear out some things that you don’t use every day. But where exactly will you put these items, you ask? In a self-storage facility of course!
“Self-storage is a service that allows you to put your belongings somewhere safe if you don’t have enough storage closer in your home or office. You get to put your own padlock on the door and you keep hold of the key, and you can access your things as often as you need to.”
This means that your items are kept under clean, dry, and safe conditions until the time that you need them. Moreover, it’s all done without taking up valuable space in your home.
Look For Water & Gas Leaks
Leaks cause rot, mold, and flooding. If that’s not enough, it raises your water bill. To counteract this, make sure to regularly check your pipes to see if there are any leaks. Even micro leaks must be treated immediately to avoid further damage. Moreover, musty smells, small puddles of water and mold are clear cut signs that there is a leak nearby.
In addition, also be on the lookout for gas leaks as they pose a dangerous threat to your family. Therefore, if you smell something strange, it’s time to immediately turn off the gas service and call for professional help.
Wash Bedding, Pillowcases, & Curtains Regularly
Bedding, pillowcases, and curtains also need regular cleaning. This is to avoid bed bugs and dust mites which are not only dangerous to your health but also to your furniture. At the same time, make this a part of your personal hygiene routine as dirty covers and pillowcases are the cause of many health problems such as asthma, acne, and allergies.
Keep Your Gutters Clear of Debris
If you live in a place where there is a lot of rainfall, your gutters are a vital part of your house structure. Flooding wreaks havoc on your property so, make sure that clearing of twigs and leaves from your gutters is a part of your regular home maintenance.
Install Surveillance Systems
Aside from taking care of the interior and exterior of the house, it is also wise to invest in a security surveillance system. Regardless of whether you live in a “good” neighborhood or not, it is wise to secure your belongings rather than wake up one day with all of them gone.
Know When To Call For A Professional
Finally, there are house maintenance tasks that are way too much for you to handle. Major reconstruction efforts and huge damages require much more than your DIY knowledge from YouTube and online blogs. Therefore, make sure that you have the number of your local maintenance services at your fingertips for instant retrieval.
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