Repair and Maintenance For Your Home

Remember what it was like when you finally signed off on that mortgage and made it your own?  There’s a feeling of freedom and happiness when you realize you’re the master (or mistress) of your own domain, the unquestioned ruler of your home and YOU finally get to decide how you paint, decorate, remodel, or design it!  Oh yeah, and then you realize that you are also the undisputed and unquestioned handyman of your new home anytime something goes wrong.  No more going to your landlord to solve problems, it’s all on you!  While this can seem daunting, it can, in fact, be one of the joys of ownership, after all, you get to decide if you’re living under a slumlord or not!

The Basic Day To Day

Alright, you’ve probably never been a home owner before, so there’s one important message we want to give you right from the start.  Do Not Let Things Linger.  Did you get that? Hear it loud and clear? Good.  What may seem like a small problem today can become a large and expensive problem tomorrow.  If you see a faucet leaking, fix it.  The edge of your carpet pulling up?  Tack it back down.  Paint chipping?  Sand it down and patch it.  Every one of these seemingly minor problems can grow into bigger ones.  That leak has now corroded the pipes and started leaking onto the floor, and now you have a carpet and a plumbing problem.  So fix it now, not tomorrow.

The Downbeat on Rugs and Carpets

Here’s the thing about rugs and carpets, both of them need to be cleaned regularly.  The longer that dirt and soil and water stay in your carpets and rugs, the more time they have to do significant damage and become entrenched. Entrenched dirt is dirt that won’t leave, and that can mean permanent staining. Visit this site for some awesome tips and suggestions on how to remove carpet stains. The most important time to be on the ball with carpet cleaning is after water damage of any kind.  Remember that leaky faucet?  Water damage is something that you have to take seriously as it can attract mold, bugs, even termites to your home.  So get them cleaned properly, and get them cleaned regularly, preferably by a professional.

Don’t Be A Drip – Take Care Of Your Plumbing

Coming back to that plumbing thing. Little leaks turning into big leaks aren’t the only thing you have to worry about.  Throughout the year corrosion and weathering can kick in which can lead to no leak suddenly becoming a big leak, and sometimes accidents just happen.  The best thing you can do is hire a professional to do an inspection of your home, pipes, and plumbing once a year.  This can keep help keep pests under control, as well as help to prevent damage from pipes.  Did we mention that termites like moist places?  Fixing your plumbing can ensure that isn’t an issue you run into. If you need the services of an expert plumber, visit this site.

So now that you’re Mr/s. Big Home Owner, it’s time to start taking care of your investment. Happy Home owning!