Important Building Maintenance Most Families Forget About

When you have a family to look after, all of the regular property maintenance and checks you need to do to your home often slip your mind. We’re often good at keeping on top of decoration and updating our home’s decor. But it always seems to be the important jobs that we forget! To make sure that you keep up to date with all your building maintenance, we’ve written this blog post just for you! Here are all the important jobs that most families forget about.

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Check Your Roof After Storms

During storms and particularly bad wintry weather, the roofs of houses always take the brunt of the blow. Even though most roofs are up for this job, many old ones or ones which have recently been repaired should be checked regularly. So next time your home is hit by excess rainfall or high winds, climb up to make sure all the tiles are still there. If some have slipped off or there is worse damage, you might need to contact a roofing company, such as Call Shelter Roofing.

Smoke And Carbon Monoxide Alarms

This point is extremely important. Remembering to check your smoke and carbon monoxide alarms can help to save lives. It’s super easy to do as well. Each alarm will have a little red button on it. All you need to do is press this, and the alarm should sound for a few seconds. Don’t be startled by this; this is what you want to hear! If the alarm doesn’t make a sound, you will need to replace the batteries. If new batteries don’t make a difference, think about buying a new alarm.

Clean Kitchen Sink Waste Removal Systems

Many people forget about the waste removal systems that are installed in their kitchen sink plug holes. If you haven’t cleaned this out for a while, there is a good chance that it could be slightly clogged up with old food and debris. It’s important to clean this out regularly. Otherwise, the old food could cause a bad odor to come up from the plug. The easiest way to clean down your plug is to put some vinegar ice cubes down it. As these dissolve, the vinegar will be released into the plug and will freshen up the plug.

Exterior Drainage

If your gutters and drains get blocked, water will fill in them and could end up trickling down your exterior walls. If this goes on for a prolonged period of time, you could end up being faced with some significant structural damage. So, as you can see, it’s a good idea to regularly check that your exterior drainage is clear. All you need to do is get rid of any dead leaves and other organic matter that ends up in your gutters and drains. Try to find the time to check your gutters every two months. You might need to do it more often throughout the fall when the trees are losing their leaves.

Hopefully, this blog post will help you remember all these important jobs!

 

Becky

Wife, mother, grandma, blogger, all wrapped into one person, although it does not define her these are roles that are important to her. Entering into their 'empty nest' stage in life, Becky, and her husband Roger are learning to live with their youngest away at school more than not. Becky enjoys way too many TV programs but her favorites are normally criminal based or something to make her laugh. Keep an eye out because 2017 is going to be her year!

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Rosie
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This is good information. I’ve been looking into having a house, and starting to realize there is much to do if you are going to take proper care!

Geri Sandoval
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Homeowners forget about their smoke & carbon monoxide alarms. It’s important to check them once a year, mark your calendar in the 1st day fall.

Rosie
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These are good suggestions, and I need to do a couple of these!!

Sue E
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I used to help my hubby with this kind of stuff (except the roof). Now I am disabled and he is 68 years old, so doing the roof thing is hard for him. But he has always had a strict practice about cleaning the gutters & changing the batteries in the smoke alarms!!
Thanks for the tips because I did not know some of the reasons we do these things! They are important!!

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