Nothing lasts forever. No matter how good the quality of an object is, it will still be subjected to normal wear and tear. This goes the same for your homes. Whether newly constructed or resell, it will eventually wear out. The sooner these things happen, the lesser you will enjoy your homes as it could risk the safety and security of your family.
Since this is a known fact, homeowner should responsible enough to maintain their homes. The best way to do it is by following property maintenance guidelines.
Maintaining a property could be done by yourself or by hiring a professional. Sometimes, it is advisable to get the second option because most people do not have the right skills and knowledge in handling home systems.
There are several essential property maintenance that should be done. Let’s tackle it per system:
A good piping system ensures proper drainage, water distribution and prevents flooding. Therefore, it is just rightful that this would become one of focuses for maintenance. Here are some tips on how to do this:
O It should be cleared and inspected to prevent back-ups, clogs, leakages and other related plumbing problems. o If components are worn-out, rusty or heavily corroded, they should be replaced. o Pressure should be checked especially when it comes to the water systems.
Electrical Wiring, Switches and Sockets
Wiring should be checked for melted segments, exposed coppers or tears. This should be replaced or covered with electrical tape. Watch out for sockets that have undergone oxidation. Switches should be checked for functionality. Any damaged parts should be removed and replaced. Just make sure if you are maintaining the place by yourself, turn off the power source first.
Air-conditioning and Heating Systems
You might want to consider hiring a professional to do this task for you. Taking care of HVAC systems may be a little complicate.
For air conditioner, the evaporator and condenser should be handled properly and cleaned well. The Freon should also be recharged if cold air no longer comes out of the appliance.
For furnaces, dirt traps should be cleaned, filters should be inspected and the thermostat should be checked. A professional should handle cleaning of vents and combustion systems.
This should be thoroughly inspected as it is part of your property’s external structure. Therefore, it is more vulnerable to damages since it is exposed to various weather conditions and other stuff. Any homeowner should pay attention to this structure and relieve it from molds and algae. Leaves from trees should be removed to prevent clogging of the drainage system. In the event of leaks, sealants can be used to patch the holes.
Locks are installed to ensure the security of your property (when no one is at home or when every one is at sleep). In case of defects, your home can be vulnerable to theft and burglary. On the other hand, you may also be locked in. If not corrected, the door may end up getting knocked down. Don’t you think this is an added problem?
Therefore, it should be checked for loose plates and latches. Plates should be aligned properly and screws should be tightened.
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