Nobody ever said being a homeowner was easy. With such a big space comes great responsibility, and not just with appearance. We're talking about functional upkeep, too.
In order to make sure your home is up and running the way it should be, there are certain things you need to keep an eye on. So we made this list of things that the clever homeowner does once a year to keep things in tip-top shape.
Take a look and make sure you're checking all the things you need to!
By reviewing your building's insurance policy
This will prevent sediment buildup in the pipes.
Dryer vents and ducts need to be cleaned in order to prevent lint buildup. Cleaning it will keep your machine running the way it was meant to.
This will be beneficial for your insurance.
Check for things like broken tiles before they get worse and cause bigger home problems.
This will prevent blockages that make water overflow into your home.
Look for wall and floor cracks and keep track of them. You want to make note if they get any bigger.
This will prevent long-time leaks from damaging stone or woodwork.
Make it a functional workspace, and better yet, you might find a hidden treasure to sell.
Outside drains also need to be checked for blockages to ensure good flow.
Re-putty the seals if they're cracking, or replace the glass if it's broken.
Check if they need trimming or support to keep them healthy.
Check for household mould to prevent sickness and foundation problems.
Check the expiry dates on all of your goods in the pantry and make room for fresher ingredients.
It's funny how we tend to look this over and keep things way past their due date.
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