Tips For Proactive Home Maintenance, Saving You Money

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It’s tough to maintain a household, but somebody has to do it. With so many responsibilities and time constraints, it’s easy for the little things to get overlooked. Sure, you can just let them pile up until they eventually become full-blown issues that need significant attention from professionals who charge an arm and a leg.

 

Or you can take care of your home proactively before those issues arise, saving yourself a lot of money in the long run.

 

 

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Plumbing Issues

 

Identifying small leaks in your plumbing system can save you a lot of money in the long run. It may seem insignificant to let a little bit of water go each day, but that tiny stream can quickly turn into a torrential downpour if left unchecked. So make it a habit to regularly check your faucets and toilets for any leaks. It’s also important to know where your home’s main water shutoff valve is in case of an emergency.

 

If you experience a plumbing leak, be sure to shut off the water immediately and call a professional plumber. Water damage can be extremely costly to repair, so it’s always better to be safe than sorry.

 

Foundation And Wall Inspections

 

It’s not always easy to tell if there is a problem with your home’s foundation or walls. That’s why it’s important to schedule regular inspections, especially if you live in an area prone to earthquakes or severe weather.

If you notice any damage, don’t try to fix it yourself! Foundation and wall repairs can be highly technical, so it’s best to leave it to the professionals. Not only will they have the proper equipment and training, but they will also be insured in case of any accidents.

Scheduling regular inspections may seem like a hassle, but it’s worth it in the long run. By catching small problems early on, you can save yourself expensive repair bills down the road.

Roof Leaks

 

A roof leak may seem like a minor issue, but it can quickly become a major problem if left unchecked. Not only will the water damage your roof and attic, but it can also cause mold and mildew to grow in those areas.

If you notice a roof leak, be sure to take care of it as soon as possible. If the leak is small, you may be able to fix it yourself using some basic tools and supplies. However, if the leak is more serious, you will need to call a professional roofing contractor.

By taking care of any roof leaks early on, you can save yourself from expensive repair bills at a later stage. So schedule regular inspections with a qualified roofing contractor to help prevent any future problems.

Pest Infestations

 

Pest infestations can be a real headache – not to mention, they can also be very costly to get rid of. That’s why it’s essential to take steps to prevent them from happening in the first place.

One way to deter pests is by keeping your home clean and free of clutter. Make sure to sweep and mop regularly, and keep all food sealed in airtight containers. You should also check for any cracks or holes in your home’s exterior that may provide entry points for pests.

If an infestation does occur, be sure to call a professional pest control company right away. Trying to get rid of pests on your own can be difficult and may only worsen the problem.

Maintaining your home may seem like a lot of work, but it can save you from major headaches down the road. By taking proactive steps to prevent problems before they happen, you will be giving yourself more time for fun rather than worrying about fixing an issue later on.

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Kori

Content Creator at Kori at Home
Kori is a late diagnosed neurodivergent 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, and coach; Kori shares neurodivergent life in a neurotypical world while helping others to do the same. As an empath, HSP, and highly intuitive individual, 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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