How To Keep Your Home In Top Condition

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As a homeowner, you should always be on the lookout for ways to improve the living conditions within your home. After all, this ensures that your home remains your safe haven, a place where you can truly relax after a hectic day at work. Whatsmore, paying particular attention to good home maintenance can save you money and help you sell your home quickly in the future.

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With that in mind, here are some top tips that you can use to keep your home in top condition. 

Brush up on your DIY. Brushing up on some basic DIY skills will help you to improve your home maintenance efforts. After all, this means that you’ll be able to tackle minor issues quickly and efficiently before they have a chance to develop into a serious problem. For example, you should be able to carry out basic maintenance tasks such as changing light bulbs, wiring plugs or keeping your drains clear.

Know when to call in the experts. As mentioned above, your DIY skills are sure to come in handy when it comes to basic home maintenance issues and repairs. However, some tasks must be left to the experts, especially if carrying the work yourself would put your health and safety at risk. For example, 

roof maintenance issues, such as missing or damaged tiles are best left to expert roofers. 

Clean your home for ten minutes each day.  Cleaning your home every day may seem a little OTT, but it's the easiest way to keep your home sparkling clean with minimal effort. This is because it encourages you to keep your home in good working order, and never allows things to get out of hand. As a result, you’ll find that you have to ‘deep clean’ less frequently, as you’re never left with hundreds of things to do when cleaning day does roll around. 

Test your alarms regularly. Many of the steps you will take to keep your home in top condition are preventive, meaning they’ll protect you in the event that things do go wrong. Without carrying out these tasks, you’re putting yourself, your family and your home at risk during an emergency. As such, you should regularly check and test all alarms within your property including fire and carbon monoxide alarms. If you don’t have these alarms in your home, it's time to install them. In fact, “you are more than twice as likely to die in a fire at home if you haven't got a smoke alarm”.

Prepare for bad weather. Severe weather conditions, such as storms or floods, can cause significant damage to your property. For example, debris lifted by strong winds can damage roof tiles, smash windows and damage other exterior features within your home. While we cannot control the weather, we can put certain preventative measures in place to protect our homes. For example, you could re-seal doors and windows, clean out your gutters and repair any loose shingles/tiles on your roof before bad weather is expected, which will serve to protect your property from further damage. 


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