Most of us hate getting into checking the maintenance jobs like checking the electrical appliances, checking up the leaking and fixes, checking the back pump, renewing the floor finish and seeing the foundation of your house is appropriate or not, on a regular basis which we know are quite essential and important for our day to day lives. Lets us ensure that we do these tasks appropriately and on a timely basis. Here are some home maintenance tips.
1. Ensuring that your electrical appliances are working fine: Many accidents in the houses are due to the reason that people don’t realize the defect in the product, and these could have been avoided had found out the fault. These faulty appliances can lead to injuries, accidents and even death. You can avid this situation by writing the model and the serial number of each appliance, and then check for the same on the website: www.recalls.gov and then get to know if your appliance is also affected. This list must be ready to use and handy at all times. Keep a regular check at HouseLogics for information about recalling the appliance. This is absolutely free of cost.
2. Checking for leakages and fixing them: A lot of damage is caused to the house by natural resource like water. Continuous leakage of the taps and piper can lead to mold and mildew and bring insects like termites and carpenter ants. Try fixing this leak as soon as possible. A regular check on piper inside the cabinets, any stains that you see on the ceilings, toilets and even water drippings should be attended immediately, by calling a plumber. It wouldn’t cost you much for buying a new washer, and paying the plumber for his services, rather than spending a few hundred dollars for getting your roof repaired.
3.You must ensure that the sump water is working fine and water is send to the discharged line. If it runs on battery, then the battery needs to be replaced every two years. There is no cost involved, only the installation would vary between $150-$350 and for a battery operated one it could be $200. If not correwcted on time it could also lead to drywall and carpenting.
4. The hard floor polish needs to be renewed before the old one fades away. Incase you do it timely then you wouldn’t have to apply sand too. Only the scratches have to be repaired and a hardwood floor refinsher has to be applied. You can save the lives of your floor by a few years by regularly polishing it. The cost in doing all of this is not much. It’s advisable to spend a few dollars rather than getting a new floor done up.
5. The foundation of your house has to be protected from any cracks, damages as this is one of the most expensive home job. You need to check the soil around your house is at least 5 feet away from the house. Incase this happens this could lead to dampness and be prone to insects, lead to cracks in your walls. Not a very costly affair, would only cost you $50-$100 for buying the topsoil bag.