In fact, you can’t refuse to service your home. I understand that it is a bit complicated and boring, but this is what you need to do to preserve the quality and value of your home. In addition, without home care your home will lose its value. Earlier and more often you can save your budget and the value of your property because if something goes wrong, you really need to fix it as soon as possible. I think you paid a lot for your house (and mortgage), so it’s not an option, but a necessity.
First of all, you are in charge of your home. This means that you have to master most things. Two areas of work: plumbing and electric switches. Check out these 2 checkpoints now because someday you’ll need them, and when you need them, you really need to know where they are and how they work to quickly cope with the current situation.
The main advice to follow now is smoke detectors. Don’t think it’s all right because you haven’t used them before. Check them at least once a year to see if it works or not. Sometimes they get clogged and need to be cleaned. I hope you have smoke detectors. It really helps, especially if you have kids. Fire extinguishers should be placed in the kitchen and near the bedroom.
As we have seen before, do not underestimate the water in the wrong place or uneven current.
Unfortunately, nothing lasts forever, and you need to know the life cycle of your devices and systems. You know that if you do nothing, one day your castle will turn into ruins, and small improvements in the house will become a nightmare and huge expenses. For example, your roof is designed for twenty years of operation. The carpet of eight years ago. The fridge for fifteen years. An important aspect is painting: 4 years. The plumbing is twenty-five years old and the wiring is twenty years old. These are very important data to consider, and you really need to update and fix it regularly.
A home warranty can really help you maintain and repair different systems in your home if your budget is limited. Do this for a year when you buy a house, and do so when it’s old, knowing that the life cycle is not endless.
Buy a serious and reliable set of tools to do the job yourself. And if you don’t know anything, you can usually find a local workshop, some of which are free to learn basic skills. If you don’t have the money, take the time to take a few lessons as a professional handyman can be very expensive. You need to learn how to replace the damaged window, twist screws, stop the toilet bowl, replace tile seams, clean gutters, etc.
Do not hesitate to keep the business cards of the mentioned contractors and handymen, because in case of an emergency, believe me, you need something serious and fair to solve the problem without spending a large budget. This is a very important point. In any particular case, ask.
Keep a small budget on psychological supplies, especially on the maintenance of the house, to quickly cope with any unexpected damages or breakdowns.