Friday, 21 October 2016

Maintenance tips that will make sure you don’t waste money


There are numerous reasons why people should be proactive when fixing and maintaining their house. Besides the obvious fact that your home will look nicer, by being proactive you can reduce future costs of repairs.

We have compiled a short list of things that you should pay extra attention to. By properly maintaining certain areas (and appliances) you are able to increase their life expectancy and reduce all the costs that may be caused by negligence.  

1. Pool
There are a lot of homeowners that do not care about their pool. They mainly see it as a source of fun and they pay little to no attention to it after the construction. But, the matter of fact is that your pool will only last as much as you allow it too. There are numerous things that can damage your pool. It can especially be troublesome if you have mosaic on the bottom of it. As a precaution, make sure to clean it regularly, especially the edges and sides. When the winter comes, cover it and remove the pump. Also, by purchasing efficient pumps such as Onga and Davey, you can further reduce the consumption.
2. Roof
Roof shingles are something that constantly needs your attention. When the summer comes around, you need to check your shingles making sure that everything is in place. If there is any damage, make sure to do necessary replacement. During the winter, there is a lot of damage to the roof and this can be easily spotted when you climb on it during spring or summer. This damage is mostly caused by ice and snow and it can cause leaks. Similarly, you will have to check your pipes if they are leaking or broken.
3. Garage door
Garage doors (especially springs) need to be looked after from time to time. Given how often we use them, it is only to be expected that some malfunction will appear. Sometimes, the door will become unbalanced. However, the main issue is with springs. They need to be changed once in a while as their constant use damages them. Best way to do it is by lubricating them from time to time.
4. Window frames
If you have wooden window frames, you know that they need to be changed after a while. In the end, windows should isolate the house preventing cold from coming inside. Wooden window frames start rotting after some time and they need to be replaced. Holes may appear. As a way to isolate your home and reduce heating bills, you should use silicone to fill them or get new frames altogether.
5. Bathroom leaks
Almost every item in bathroom can cause a leak of sorts. Whether it is a sink, toilet or shower, they can all cause commotion. This is really harmful for your tiles and needs to be fixed immediately. In case of a sink, change of rubber will help. Toilet may start overflowing which is also easy to fix. Shower stall is another story. Usually, the water start dripping somewhere and you will have to change the whole rubber that goes along the edges. Occasionally, leak comes near the wall and that’s when you will have to patch the holes.

There are numerous things that need to be done in order for your home to stay as nice as it right now. In most cases, you won’t have to call handymen; these repairs can be handled with a toolbox and some good will. In the end, it can save you a lot of money. 

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