Home maintenance is something that everyone can feel overwhelmed by. Whether money is tight, your schedule is packed, or life in general just gets in the way, home maintenance can be difficult to keep up with, which can ultimately lead to you drowning in damages and future debt. Did you know that by delaying home maintenance you are costing yourself more time and money in the long run? Here are some examples of why you must keep up as best you can with maintaining your home before it breaks the bank.
- Caulking in kitchens and bathrooms. Make sure that you are regularly inspecting the caulking in your kitchen and bathrooms to ensure that there is no seeping or leaks in any of the crevices. When water forms within the crevices of sinks and tubs, you can expect mold to appear, which will ultimately cause you to have to replace the entire appliance. If you catch seeping early on, you can work on re-caulking which is an easy repair that can be done with very few tools!
- Plumbing. If any of your faucets or pipes are leaking, be sure to stay on top of it and call a plumber as soon as possible. If you wait too long or ignore the issue, you may end up with fully burst pipes, which is a much bigger and more expensive problem.
- Bug inspections. If you suspect that you have bugs or termites within your home, get an exterminator over as soon as possible. If an exterminator is not called immediately, termites may end up damaging parts of your home, which can cause you to be responsible for thousands of dollars’ worth of damage. If you catch this issue early, you can fix infestations with something as simple as spot treatments.
- Roof and gutters. Regularly make a point to check your roof for any openings or leaks, and your gutters for any clogging. Once your gutters are fully clogged and/or your roof is not as strong, you could face the possibility of your roof collapsing or seeping underneath your shingles.
Overall, make it a new year’s resolution for yourself and your family members to keep an eye on any potential small damages that could over time turn into bigger ones!