Home Maintenance - It's A Project!'

 It doesn’t matter if you own or rent your home; there are some things that every person needs to keep on top of. There is nothing worse than having items in your home breakdown or be broken when they could have been maintained. Of course, some of those items are easier said than done, and most of them will need a professional.

Owning or renting a whole is a pretty big responsibility; however, it can become more like smooth sailing with a simple checklist of regular things to do.

You need to make sure that you have simple things like batteries in your smoke alarm, look at how you can make your home mode resistant, how do you clean your roof and more.

Setting yourself simple seasonal goals can make looking after your home more comfortable. It can also help you avoid some of those more significant and costly repairs.

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Here are a few of the things that you need to check in on regularly

  • Exterior walls

  • All of your large appliances

  • AC and heating

  • Security systems

  • Your garden

  • Electrics

  • Plumbing

There are some jobs on this list that you can tackle yourself simply by checking out some YouTube tutorials. There are some on here that you’re going to need a professional for instead.

Monthly checklist

If you stay on top of each of these tasks every month, you are more likely to be able to spot a repair that needs to be done. From time to time, there will be emergency repair jobs, so it is also worth making sure that you have the number for an emergency electrician and emergency plumber

  • Run your taps for a few seconds, listen for any strange noises like banging, check for debris that has built up inside of the faucet, unblock all of the drains inside and outside of the property.

  • Give the showerhead a deep clean, use white vinegar and bicarbonate soda for this.

  • Check all of your visible cables and chords for words tears, nibbles, and damage.

  • Test all of your smoke alarms, fire extinguishers, and test carbon monoxide alarms. Most of these do you have a button you can press to test them.

  • If you have garbage disposal units, make sure you clean them thoroughly, using the manufacturers’ instructions or crushed ice cubes. After you have done this, you can then flush it with baking soda and hot water.


A general tip to keep on top of the cleaning is to make it a regular thing. Most of us tidy almost every day, but a deep clean takes more time. If you don’t happen to have work or other commitments, a Sunday is usually one of the best days to clean

Try to do all of the bedsheets, vacuuming, and all of those places that you miss during a general tidy. This also means that you will start every Monday with a beautifully clean home. Cleaning up regularly, in this case weekly, will stop any buildup of the jobs that you hate, making them much easier to tackle.

Having a clean one valve maintained home might get a place that you are want to be.

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