It is hard to say whether home Maintenance is an art, science or a combination of both. While some people are extremely good at this, there are others who struggle with this. There are several advantages that accrue to you if you are an owner of a well maintained house. Not only do well maintained houses help with easy and comfortable living, they enjoy a premium over comparable properties while selling.
Home maintenance requires to you to be in possession of tool kit which should be always handy and consist of commonly used tools such as hammer, screw driver set, nails, tape, penknife and pliers. Home maintenance is one of the most enjoyable and satisfying do it yourself exercise. Remember to undertake periodic maintenance for the following activities related to basic home maintenance.
Working on the clogged drains – You should never be getting into such a situation in the first place. Periodic use of drain decloggers would help you avert use a situation. Pour boiling water into the plughole. If this does not help you, use of chemicals should do the trick.
Valves for water supply – Know where the stop valve and the cistern is located for switching between hot and cold supply of water.
Maintenance of home equipment – Equipment of daily use such as the water heating system, air conditioning system and the electrical systems must be insured and even better in case you get into a periodic maintenance contract for these high value items.
Managing the landscape – It is great stress reliever to do a bit of gardening and maintaining it by yourself. Make use of simple tips and techniques to get the best out of this wonderful experience.
Maintaining the swimming pool – The method of cleaning of your pool is determined by the type of water used for the pool. Clean your pool at least once a week to make the experience enjoyable and hygienic.
Keep your home well ventilated – Ventilation is the key to a healthy and enjoyable living. Remember to keep the windows wide open during the holiday to allow for easy circulation of air.
There are times when you need the assistance of professional home maintenance agencies. There are many individuals who get into an annual maintenance contracts towards home maintenance. While selecting a service provider for home maintenance, make sure you understand what all is covered as part of the annual fee payable and how often would the periodic service be given in respect of all the equipments and accessories covered.
Ensure all your family members are aware of the phone numbers for all agencies and workmen to take care of emergency situations. For tenants it is important to agree with the landlord regarding all the activities that the landlord would be responsible for and those that they would have to maintain on their own. When relocating to a new house, get yourself acquainted with the electrical system including the fuses and the place where the valves and cisterns are located.
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