Keeping on top of your home maintenance is no small task. No matter how ‘on it’ you are, there always seems to be something that goes wrong. Here are the most common maintenance problems and what to do about them.
First of all, we all know that prevention is better than cure. So when we are talking about plumbing and associated jobs, make sure you get your boiler serviced regularly. I cannot impress upon you how much hassle it is if you have a large family and the boiler goes. No one gets a bath. You can’t do the laundry and washing up in ice-cold water in the middle of December is not fun. Well-maintained boilers should give you no problems, so make sure you get on top of this one before the winter sets in.
Whether it’s an emergency or you need a new gizmo installed, electricity is one of those things that you shouldn’t mess with yourself. You must have a professional take care of your electrical maintenance and repairs as kit that functions properly will save you money in the long run as less is wasted. If you try to do it yourself not only do you put yourself at great personal risk, but badly wired electrics can cause dangerous house fires. It’s just not worth risking your family’s safety. If you are looking for an electrician, why not use trustatrader.com. There you will be able to find a local sparky, that you can see positive reviews for, from people in your area.
The roof is an interesting one. There are so many different types of roofs out there. Some types such as flat roofs, you may be able to check and repair yourself if you are confident doing so. Others like high roofs in an awkward position or thatch will have to be maintained and repaired by a trained professional. If you are in any doubt, go for a professional roofer. Roof DIY can seem like a great way to save money, but I bet it doesn’t seem quite as clever once you’re on top of the house clinging on for dear life.
Painting is one of those maintenance jobs that can be done yourself. You can save yourself some serious money doing this way too. You’ll need a good stable ladder, some paint rollers, a tray and some edging tape. Edging tape really helps you to get that straight lines where the wall meets the ceiling. Even though it takes a bit of time to put up, it’s well worth it in the long run.
Fencing needs regular care and attention because it is often blown down by high winds. This can leave you garden looking a mess and create problems with security and escaping pets. If you are lucky, you will just need to get a fence panel from the DIY shop and put it up.
If you are putting up a whole new fence, it may be necessary to sink some concrete post foundations depending on the type of fencing that you have chosen.