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Are you looking at your home and wishing it looked in a better condition? Chances are, you’ve not been pulling your weight when it comes to maintenance fixes and updates around the home. It’s a shared feeling and attitude that many households can have, especially when family life and work life tend to take up a lot of your time.

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The last thing anyone wants is to have to do maintenance fixes to their home but it can do wonders to the home’s value and prevents expensive repair work further down the line. With that in mind, here are five maintenance fixes to help keep the home in good shape.

Get the roof checked out

To help with the most important part of the home, the roof, make sure it’s getting inspected on at least an annual basis. This can help to keep an eye on the roof and to make sure that everything is as it should be and that it’s not going to end up causing more damage due to underlying problems.


A roof maxx treatment might be worth doing for those who can’t afford to get their whole roof replaced but need some work done to it to improve its structural integrity. 

Check fire alarms and carbon monoxide alarms

For the safety of the family, it’s important to check the fire alarms and carbon monoxide alarms. These are two checks that aren’t made often enough because households simply forget they exist but they could help save your life one day.


Make sure to test the alarms around every six months or so in order to check that the batteries are still working as they should be.

Repair any ongoing plumbing problems

With any ongoing plumbing problems, it’s important to stay on top of any fixes. From leaking taps to blocked drains, it’s important to get these fixed sooner rather than later. The last thing you want is an overflowing toilet bowl or a tap that’s no longer running water properly.


Repair any ongoing plumbing problems and only do what you can DIY-wise before bringing a professional in. It’s important not to try and fix anything that you don’t have any clue about how to fix. This could only end up costing you more money as a result. 

Resolve any mold and mildew appearances 

It’s something that can appear in any room that has a high level of moisture and is lacking ventilation. For mold and mildew, it can be dangerous to a person’s health and so by not treating it properly, you may be causing yourself some damp problems if it’s not treated properly.


Try to resolve any mildew and mold issues quickly and effectively. If the mold has gotten out of hand, then it might be worth getting a professional hand in to help.

Clear out the home of clutter

Lastly, keep the home clear of clutter, which means both outside and in. It can make a huge difference to the space and can make it feel cleaner and under control!


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Kori is a late diagnosed autistic/ADHD mom. She is currently located in Albany, NY where she is raising a neurodiverse family. Her older daughter is non-speaking autistic (and also has ADHD and Anxiety) and her youngest daughter is HSP/Gifted. A blogger, podcaster, writer, product creator, and coach; Kori shares autism family life- the highs, lows, messy, and real. Kori brings her own life experiences as an autistic woman combined with her adventures in momming to bring you the day-to-day of her life at home. Kori is on a mission to empower moms of autistic children to make informed parenting decisions with confidence and conviction.

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