Keeping your home in top-notch condition requires persistence, dedication, and most important—knowledge. If not well maintained, homes tend to degrade, loose monetary value, and become uncomfortable to live in. To make sure that none of these happen to your home, here is what you need to do.
Tips to help maintain your home
Inspect your fire extinguisher
First of all, if you do not have a fire extinguisher, get one immediately. If you have it, well and good—and make sure that it is in top notch condition. Every extinguisher comes with instructions on how to conduct maintenance. Fires can be catastrophic, so make sure that you are prepared in case of an accident.
Check drainage system
Every once in a month, make sure to check your drainage system, and do some cleaning if necessary. Drainage systems fail without warning, and the only way to ensure that they are running properly is to do maintenance yourself.
On another note, make sure that all the matter that goes into the drainage system is small enough to go through the pipes, especially in kitchens.
Oil door and window hinges
Door and window hinges made of steel are prone to rust, and when that is the case, it becomes hard to open and close. This is why you should oil these hinges once in a while.
Seal cracks on the wall
If you start noticing cracks on your walls, make sure to contact a professional to come and assess the seriousness of the crack. Depending on their recommendation, make sure to take care of it. However, some smaller cracks occasionally appear on walls. The best thing to do is seal them before they advance and force the wall to fall apart.
Change air filters
To continue getting fresh air without any hiccups from your air conditioner, it is important to change your air filters regularly. To have them last longer, you might consider opening your windows during the day and have fresh air from the environment get into the house.
Examine your roof
Particularly for tiled roofs, inspect the roofs occasionally and make sure that all the tiles are well aligned. In the case of leaks, have a contractor repair them as soon as possible—or you could use a sealant such as silicon to mend it.
Keeping your home in top-notch condition is important, and directly determines how comfortable you live, hence the need to constantly take care of it.