Keep your home in Shape and Free of Major Repairs

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Your home needs to be regularly checked, and maintained in order to keep on top of any repairs. The reason you need to keep on top of maintenance is that you don’t want to neglect issues, which can amount into costly repairs. As the homeowner, you don’t want to be sitting “out-of-pocket” because of problems that could have been prevented.

The guide below is a simple but effective list that if you keep on top of can help prolong and keep your home in good condition.

Are gutters clean and do you regularly check them?

It is the gutters job to collect rain from the roof and direct that water away from the house. If gutters are blocked by debris, then you are going to have an issue. Water will not be able to drain correctly due to the blockages. The blocked water gathers and overflows onto the ground, flooding the surrounding area. The soil soaks up the excess water and your home’s foundation is put at risk. Homeowners can often find leaks in their basements, and in some cases, cracks in the foundation structure.

 Keep your eyes open for mold growth.

In rooms that have high levels of moisture like the bathroom and kitchens, keep an eye out for mold. A simple scrubbing brush, hot water, disinfectant, and even white-distilled vinegar can help kill and clean mold spores before the growth escalates and causes serious damage.

Check electrical wiring and appliances.

Depending on when the home was built will determine if you need to have the electrical wiring replaced because of it being outdated, and a health, safety, and fire risk. Electrical fires spread easily and get out of control at a frightening rate. You also don’t need the structural damage that comes with an electrical fire.

These are simple ways of keeping on top of a few areas around your home and keeping it free of major repairs. The best way to get a professional evaluation of your home would be to hire a home inspection company; an accurate report is exactly what you need to get the correct repairs carried out and keep your home in good shape.

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