When it comes to our home we all want everything to run as smoothly as possible. And when things are going well, things really do feel like they’re running just as they should. But remember...things can appear to be running correctly even though there’s a storm brewing under the surface, and if they go undetected then you might wake up one morning and have a real problem on your hands. That’s why it can to take the DIY preventative measures necessary to keep your home functioning just as it should be.
Keep Moisture Away
To some people, moisture is the bane of owning a home. To others, it’s a problem that hasn’t yet presented itself. If you’re in the latter category, don’t sit too comfortably just yet, because moisture can always become a problem. If you do let moisture to take control of your home, you could find yourself with a whole host of issues on your hands - such as causing you to fall ill, allowing mould and other bugs to set up camp in your house, and even causing damage to your electronics. In the mornings, wash away from the moisture from your windows and window sills. Also remove any signs of mould at the first sign and try and locate any bad spots that might be letting moisture in.
In the Pipes
Ah, it’s a chilly morning and you’re all wrapped up warm in bed when, oh no...you’re very aware that you’ve got a problem with your pipes. Specifically, they’re cracked. Pipes can get themselves in trouble for a number of reasons, but even more so if they’re made of polybutylene and aren’t regularly maintained or updated. If you make sure your pipes are in good condition then you can avoid the types of water damage that can be expensive and time intensive to fix. Take care of your pipes and they’ll take care of you!
Taking Care of the Cracks
And talking of costly home issues, you won’t want to know how much your home could end up costing you if there are cracks in your home that go untreated. Even small cracks can lead to big problems if they’re not caught early on. As a matter of routine you should be checking your home for any signs of damage - and then promptly filling them should they look worrisome. It’s one of the simplest ways to avoid a costly bill further on down the line - and it costs next to nothing and takes no time at all to do.
Checking Your Safety Measures
Some of the biggest issues we face are actually from one off threats, such as fires and electrical damage. Fires can come from surprising sources, so it’s always best to review the practices in our home - they might just help keep our homes and families safe. Beyond making sure the chances of fires starting are taken care of, the next big thing we can do is ensuring we check our fire alarms regularly and that we have fire safety tools in our home.