Top Tips To Stay On Top Of Your Home Maintenance
When you own a property, you have to do more than simply decorate your interiors every year to keep it looking at its best. There will be a range of maintenance jobs you have to keep on top of, so how can you prepare for these and ensure you’re able to handle any larger jobs that crop up?
An article for The Upcoming recently pointed out that one of the most important steps to take is setting up a maintenance budget to give you funds should you need to make any significant repairs to your home.
According to the publication, one to three per cent of your home’s purchase value is a sensible amount to save each year.
It’s also important to carry out repairs in a timely manner, rather than waiting for them to get to the point where you have no choice. Not only will this make it less disruptive, but it will likely be more affordable too.
Homeowners also need to know the limit of their skills and therefore when they should call in a professional rather than attempt a repair themselves. Roof repairs in London are one example where you are likely to want professional assistance. Anything involving electrics or plumbing is also likely to be a professional job.
To help keep on top of all of your maintenance jobs throughout the year, it can help to create a maintenance schedule, reminding you of what parts of your home you need to check and potentially work on at what times of the year.
For instance, autumn is when you should be checking your chimneys (if you have them), as well as inspecting your doors, windows, roof, gutter and driveway.
As we recently pointed out, the thunderstorms that have struck the UK in August could have caused damage to your home. If this is the case, it’s important to get advice from professionals as soon as possible to ensure any damage is fixed ahead of the winter.