Most homeowners take pride in keeping their homes both looking good and well-maintained.
The same goes for landlords that invest in rental property. (Sometimes even more so!)
Many home improvement projects are carried out by the homeowners themselves in order to save money and time.
However, even dedicated homeowners may miss these systems in your home, that also need regular maintenance, and the results may be disastrous.
Don’t let your property go into disrepair. Deferred maintenance is one of the most costly mistakes a property owner can make!
Here are some of the most common home systems that people often don’t think about when inspecting their home for repairs or maintenance.
The chimney is the perfect example of a home system that requires a lot of maintenance, whether or not you use it regularly.
This is largely due to the chimney being so wide open to the outdoor elements. A clear sign of chimney neglect can be seen when it begins to show rust.
This is mostly due to being exposed to constant moisture, followed by allowing that moisture to sit there for large amounts of time.
Often, most issues regarding a chimney involve its crown.
A chimney crown is the top part of a chimney that helps protect it from daily weather.
A trip up to your roof is needed to make sure that there are no cracks or other forms of damage to it.
The garage door is one of those things that we use on a daily basis. It protects your home and garage when you leave for work and welcomes you when you come back.
However, as much as people use garage doors, they also tend to neglect to perform maintenance on them.
Having your garage door suddenly break on you may not only be stressful and expensive but dangerous as well.
With garages being such a near-staple to every home, injuries from them are also very common.
These injuries can be caused by neglect and mechanical issues regarding the quality of the door.
If you want to fix your door properly, bringing in a professional can help to avoid further problems.
You might be thinking to yourself, “But I clean the attic all the time.”
Although cleaning is certainly good, most homeowners don’t really stop to inspect their attic.
Attics are one of the first lines of defense when it comes to rain and cold winters, so it’s important to make sure they are inspected.
A few exposed patches on the ceiling or cracked support beams can certainly cause issues for your home.
These would include having higher energy bills due to heat escaping. Worse, water could begin to come into your walls, causing mold to form.
Understandably, keeping your home clear of all present dangers and damages can be a little daunting.
However, with the right preparation and observation, you can make sure that your home is a safe place for you and your family to be.
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