The part of being an adult we absolutely love is to live independently in our homes. But the one thing that we don’t adore so much about having our own house is the boring maintenance jobs that we hate doing but is necessary. If you don’t do it, you might end up paying more for the damage in the future. Now we don’t want that. Here is a checklist of boring but necessary home maintenance jobs that you have to do.
We all know that the cost of replacing and repairing the roof can be very expensive in Australia. Doing some roof maintaining jobs regularly will help you save a lot of money. If you act fast, you can take control of the normal wear and tear of your roof in no time and less money. The first thing to do is to check your shingles. Thoroughly inspect for any broken or missing shingles every once in a while. It is easy to replace and, if fixed early, it can prevent further damage.
Next, clean the leaves and broken branches on the roof. This will help reduce weight and moisture. Look out for any rusting on the metal parts of your roof and apply paint while you can. The other necessary roof maintenance job is cleaning the gutters regularly. If you don’t keep your gutters clean, the water can gather in one place. This can cause permanent damage in the deep structure of your roof. Watch out for any mould and moss on the roof and remove it immediately. Regularly clean vent openings of the roof.
Air conditioning and heating system maintenance
We can not imagine our lives without air conditioning and heating system of our home. And since it is probably the most used electrical appliance in the house. It needs your love and attention. Checking in on your air conditioning and heating system will not only improve its lifespan but also help you save up on your energy bill. Clean and change your filter regularly. It is easy and, you can do it by yourself. The filter needs to be clean once every couple of months, or even once a month, depending on the usage.
If possible, get it checked by a professional every once in a while. This will help you understand when you need to replace the filters. Clean the exterior part or the output. You can easily remove the dirt with a vacuum. Keep the surrounding area of the output clean. This will lead to less debris on the exterior part of the air conditioning and heating system. Keep the drains and coils rust free.
Dryer vent maintenance
Cleaning your dryer vents is one home maintenance job that you absolutely can not ignore. No matter how boring you find it, but it is a crucial part of house fire safety. As you clean the dust trap of your washing machine, cleaning dryer vent is equally critical. You can unclog the dryer vent by using the vacuum or a special brush. This a basic step. For further maintenance of your dryer, remove lint from the lint tray regularly and wash it every couple of months. While you are at it, don’t forget to keep the inside clean by wiping it.
Plumbing system maintenance
We usually look at our plumbing system only when there is a problem. But the fact is if we maintain the plumbing system efficiently, it can help us avoid a lot of plumbing disaster in the future. The main issue that we frequently face is the clogging of the waste pipe. Having slow drainage is a sign of a clogged pipe. You need to unclog the drains more often as it can lead to permanent damage to your waste pipe. In your kitchen sink always keep the water running before and after disposing of anything. Make sure you don’t let any extra greasy or chunky waste go down the drain. Similarly, keep your shower drain clean by running enough water and unclogging regularly. Check under your sink for any possible leakage before its too late.
Smoke alarm maintenance
Maintaining your smoking alarm is very easy and can be done in no time. First thing you need to do is check the batteries of your smoke detectors at least once a month. For this, all you have to do is press and hold the test button until you hear a beep. Replace the batteries if necessary. Keep your batteries clean and dust-free with the help of vacuum and brush. While cleaning the smoke alarms do not use any chemicals or cleaning agents. Change the smoke alarms every ten years to ensure its quality. In some companies, you can check the expiry dates and replacing suggestion on the back.