Keeping on top of house maintenance can be a bit of a struggle if you have a busy schedule, especially if you are out of the house a lot of the time. However, there are some easy checks that you should be made to ensure that the house is in perfect condition.

#1 You need to make sure your boiler is in good condition

This is something that you should make a priority, especially going into winter. You need to make sure that your boiler is in peak working condition. If your boiler goes, so does your heating and your hot water. If you have a young family, this can make things difficult, so you are going to need to know the key steps to make sure that you are keeping your boiler running efficiently to make sure that it is not going to pack up mid-winter. These might not be as complicated as you think and can give you some much-needed peace of mind.

#2 You are going to need to check your attic

It is often overlooked, but checking your attic is important. A lot of problems within the home can start up there and go unnoticed until problems arise elsewhere, at that point, it might be too late to save without a costly repair. The best times to check would be after and before spells of heavy rainfall and strong winds, as well as routine checks at least once every two months to catch problems early and if you think you might have a pest infestation. This is also made a lot harder if your attic space is full of junk, so a sort-out may be in order. 

#3 You are going to need to make sure that you are checking for external damage

Mostly this is going to be your roof, which can be the source of some serious problems if damaged, and your guttering. This is important as you don’t want to have stagnant water or your gutters overflowing. You should also be making sure that your doors aren’t drafty, and that your exterior window sealant is intact to cut down on leaks. 

#4 You are going to need to keep an eye on your windows

Not only are you going to have to check the exterior sealant, but you are also going to need to make sure that the area around the inside of the windows is kept clean. You can do this by making sure that there isn’t any black mold and wiping off condensation, as well as making sure that the window sill is kept in good condition. 

A few final thoughts

There is no getting around the fact that there are a lot of things involved when keeping on top of your home maintenance. This is something a lot of homeowners might forget to do regularly, and as a consequence leads to bigger problems. Key items on this list include making sure that your boiler is working efficiently, making sure that you check your attic space, and also making sure that the exterior, and interior weak points such as windows, are well looked after and don’t get damaged or neglected. 

By Manali

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