Congratulations on your new home! But wait, before you fully enjoy your new house and lot, there are a number of maintenance issues that you should not ignore. As a homeowner, it is your responsibility to keep your home clean and safe. So we’ve listed down major maintenance issues that you need to check and fix.
A faulty electrical wiring can put your property and your family at risk. It can cause a major fire that can damage your home and hurt your family. It is important to check every now and then electrical connection and supply like breakers, panel boards, lighting fixtures, switches and outlets. Avoid over relying on extension cords. Unplug appliances that you’re not using. Don’t attempt to fix electrical problems. Make sure to ask the help of professionals in doing these kinds of jobs. Better to keep emergency contacts of professional electricians or electrical company.
It is important to make sure that your plumbing system is working, that there is no broken pipes or tube. Aside from having a high water bill, a broken pipe can affect your clean water supply that may cause different water-related diseases.
It is also important to regularly check that your sink and your toilets are not clogged. A clogged sink and toilet may cause sanitation problems. Also, don’t attempt to fix this problem if you are not a trained plumber. Better to ask the assistance of a professional to perform this maintenance task.
Termites and pests
Termites, pests and insects are really annoying. Termite infestation can damage your wooden floors and furniture. Cockroaches and rats can cause different kinds of diseases.
Make sure to regularly inspect your home for termites and pest infestation. There are different homemade and DIY solution that you can check on the internet or books about this. However, if you are not capable of doing these, might as well call the help of professionals to fix this home maintenance problem for you.