In the new year, we make resolutions, as humans have for the last 4,000 years. This year, why not make some promises to your home, to make sure you help it to maintain its value. Below is a series of tips you should follow to make sure you’re giving your home the best treatment possible!
Promise to inspect your property for damage
Make 2023 the year you inspect your property for any and all signs of damage. It’s imperative you keep an eye on anything that doesn’t look right. You can do this by regularly moving around the inside and outside of your property and getting familiar with your home. Once you know how everything is meant to work, it’s lots easier to know when your property is falling into a state of disrepair, and act on the urge to fix it.
Promise to inspect your roof for leaks
Your roof is incredibly important, and frankly it doesn’t get the love it deserves. In 2023, promise your roof that you will have it inspected for leaks before they become serious problems and damage the rest of your home. Most roofing companies offer a free roof health check to ensure there is no serious damage to your property, before offering a quote for the repair work.
Promise to hire a professional for maintenance
If you really want to make sure your home is in top condition in 2023, you can promise to always hire a professional to carry out any critical home maintenance. While it might seem like the cheaper option to DIY a fix, in the long run you could spend even more money asking a professional to come out and mend your errors, as well as the initial issue.
Make a yearly planner
It’s easy to work out a schedule for home maintenance when you base it around a yearly calendar. Have set maintenance tasks that you carry out in the spring, summer, autumn and winter. These should be internal and external, and will likely result in you not needing to spend lots of money on expensive repairs, as you will have caught small problems early as you check throughout the year.
Look after your appliances
Make 2023 the year you clean your oven – seriously! Try making a list of chores you need to do in each room of your house, and promise yourself you’ll do them this year. This could be something as simple as giving your fridge a good clean out, or something more complex like replacing the filters in your extraction fan. Try finding one new task to undertake a month, that you don’t currently do, and build up from there! Eventually, your home will run like clockwork.
Hopefully, you’ll take some top tips from this blog, and have your house running like clockwork in no time! 2023 is definitely the year to make your house your home, and keeping a tight maintenance schedule is the way to make sure you’re always happy with your living space.