If you’re a homeowner, it’s important that you keep an eye on your building’s health. Prevention is always better than cure as they say and spotting problems can help you to deal with them before they develop into larger ones. You can also identify if there are any serious underlying causes. Cracks for example can be a sign of subsidence and serious structural damage.
With the cost of living crisis, it’s more important now than ever to keep an eye on your boiler. It will not only save you from potential water pressure issues and ensure that you’re kept warm but also make sure that it’s running effectively. Carrying out regular maintenance will also help to increase the lifespan of your boiler so you won’t need to worry about shelling out for a new one as early.
Going back to cracks, ones that are small can be repaired with filler but this will all depend on the type of crack that you’re dealing with. There are two types – structural and non-structural cracks. To identify which you have, we recommend hiring a structural engineering firm to investigate.
Theft is another threat that you will need to protect your property against. When carrying out your routine checks, we highly recommend looking into your locks, ensuring that they are in working order, that windows and doors all close as they should.
Grouting and Silicone
Bathrooms and kitchens go through the most wear and tear as they are exposed to moisture on a daily basis. To protect fittings, walls and floors, it is advised to update silicone and grout as of when it’s needed.
Condensation is easily fixed. It’s caused by excess moisture in these two areas of the home. The way to fix it is through improving ventilation. You should aim to keep your windows open for around 5 minutes every day to keep it at bay. Doing so will help to prevent more serious issues from occurring further down the line like damp.