There’s no denying the importance of maintenance in a home; whether you’re raising a growing family or acting as a landlord. As a result, it’s important that you make home maintenance a priority in the coming year, especially if you’re considering selling your property in the near future.
Of course, maintenance is an umbrella term that covers many different home-based tasks. For example, it could include your weekly cleaning schedule or chores rota. However, the most essential aspect of home maintenance duties are repairs.
While there are some repairs that can be resolved with some DIY magic, such as cracked or chipped paint, others must be left to the experts. This way, they can be solved quickly – before they become a major issue – and to a high standard.
With that in mind, here are three home repairs you cannot ignore, and who you should bring in to resolve them.
A Broken Heating System.
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If you’re looking to give your home a facelift, you may be tempted to focus on repairs that will improve the aesthetics of your home – such as repairing damaged trilling and boosting your curb appeal. However, the most important repairs are those that improve the functionality of your home, such as repairing a broken heating system.
After all, damaged healing systems are more than just an annoyance. When the temperatures drop, being unable to stay warm at home could leave your family more vulnerable to sickness. Furthermore, it could cause mold, condensation and damp to accumulate in your home. As a result, you should reach out to heater repair services as soon as you notice signs of damage.
A Leaking Pipe.
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A leaking pipe is one of the key signs that urgent repairs must be carried out in your home – especially if you are unsure of the initial cause. If left unattended too, a leaking pipe presents a significant flooding risk, which could cause damage not only to your home, but your belongings too! For example, a recent study estimated that a broken pipe can “cost anywhere from $150 to $2,000”.
As a result, if you’re looking to save money on home repairs you should ensure you resolve this kind of issue sooner, rather than later. Your bank account (and your home) will thank you for it!
Gaps in windows and door frames.
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Over time, it’s easy for gaps to appear around the frames of both your doors and windows. This is caused by changes to the foundation of your home, or damage to weatherstripping. Either way, it’s important that this issue is also resolved sooner rather than later. This is because it allows cold air to enter your home, which could cause your heating bills to skyrocket. It could also lead to water or moisture damage.
Either way, you can repair minor gaps or holes yourself using a sealant (which can be purchased over the counter). However, if the issue persists, it’s best to bring a professional handyman or contractor to do the work for you.