Every home requires but also deserves a proper treatment. If a home is maintained on a regular basis, the probability of sudden emergencies and unwanted surprises is reduced to a minimum. But it is not only important to keep the home in order, but also to do that in the least expensive way.
Roof is on top of it all
Imagine that you have sorted out all the items that will be listed in this text and left the roof unmaintained. A hard rain falls and so many of the works you have done could be ruined. So, as soon as spring is over, have your roof inspected and repair all the tweaks.
Fire and smoke cause troubles
If you still have a chimney, you should make occasional inspections to check if there are any gaps between the bricks. Also, every chimney should be cleaned on a yearly basis, in order to avoid a fire, which can easily break out in a dirty chimney.
Water wastes – global mistakes
A cheap and also extremely useful way of saving money on home maintenance is dealing with leaking faucets. If they let the water leak, it will make your water bill higher and you will also contribute to already burning global problems with drinking water. Regular faucet checks and leakage fixes are one of those must-do in-home actions.
Complete air-condition check
When the summer heat strikes your windows, it is too late to check whether the air-conditioner is in good shape. So, with the first friendly sun rays of April, go and check the filter, the drain pans and the hose(s) on your air-conditioner, to keep it maintained. That way you will ensure safe-and-sound summer in a cool home.
Dry and mold-free home
From the roof space to the basement, every home is prone to mold, which can cause an unpleasant smell. Also, it is visually gross. To prevent your attic and basement from becoming damp and moldy, you should take care and get free insulation, so that the entire home is protected from damp that comes from outside.
Take care of glass surfaces
Every home has windows and many homes have additional glass surfaces, such as mirrors and screens. Those areas should be regularly cleaned, which is especially important for the windows. Dirty windows reduce the amount of daily light that gets into your rooms and consequently affects the whole ambience in your home.
Remove grains from the drains
If you want an odor-free and smooth home, cleaning the drains must be done on a weekly basis. You can try home-made remedies for clogged drains, but if they do not function, call a plumber to unclog it with a wire. The last and least applied solution should be using chemicals to unblock the drains.
For those who work a lot, it is cheaper to hire someone once a week to deal with home cleaning than to wait for the dirt to pile up. Frequent home care is the least expensive strategy for a well-maintained home and everybody should stick to it.