The decision to invest in a home is usually a financially heavy one and one that is taken with a lot of consideration of the pros and cons, but the end result of owning your own home brings with it a sense of satisfaction like no other. However, owning a dream home comes with its own set of responsibilities, such as those of maintenance of the residence. When you invest in a home, you invest in your family’s future, so the upkeep of the home should be of primary importance. Regular maintenance of the house is an absolute necessity – in order to keep your family safe and also to maintain the resale value of your residence, in case you ever decide to sell in the future. Here are the top ten home maintenance tips that you should know –
Ensure there is no seepage of water through the ceiling or walls and there is no water damage to the structure of the residence. Check doors and windows for wear and tear such as discoloured or warped wood and metal. Seal cracks in windows and inspect the glass for any signs of breakage. Inspect the interior and exterior paint work and ensure there is no chipping or cracking of the walls. Check your electrical fixtures for loose connections or frayed wires. Floors should be regularly checked to ensure that there are no loose or cracked tiles. Discolouration of tiles and grout in the home or in the bathroom, or any cracking of kitchen tiles should be dealt with immediately before the problem magnifies. Pest infestation (such as cockroaches) should also be kept in check. Regular maintenance of the plumbing services of the residence is of utmost importance too. In case of independent homes and villas, ensure your drains from the roof are unobstructed and not clogged with leaves or other debris.