Important Yet Most Neglected Home Maintenance Tasks

Posted on Jun 16 2016 - 1:00am by Home Gurus

Clean Living Room InteriorThe saying "If it ain't broke, don't fix it" should not apply to these domestic upkeep tasks. Even if you are very busy, you should not neglect to keep your home in tiptop shape. Here are some of the aspects that you should check regularly to keep your home safe.

Plumbing – There are many households that do this on a quarterly basis, however, there are some homeowners that don’t have their plumbing checked until something breaks. Have your pipes checked for possible leaks and weak spots and do an extensive drain cleaning on every part of the house, even in your garage and yard. For any sign of plumbing problems, call an expert right away, advised.

Basements and Attics – Just because they mostly function as storage doesn't mean they should be locked up and forgotten. Most issues of heat or cooling loss due to cracks and disrepair in basements and attics can cost you hundreds of dollars in utility bills. Add to that the health hazard brought by rainwater leaks, humidity molds, and fungus growth.

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Pest Control – The presence of pesky mosquitoes, cockroach, rats, and termites is hardly noticeable until it's too late. What's worse is that these pests bring in diseases and some of them can even cause death. Also, they reduce the structural integrity of your home. If you see one or two of these pests, that means you have a squadron of them hidden somewhere in your house so call an expert at once.

If you choose to set these things aside, you’ll put your property and family at risk. Regular maintenance of your home is necessary for you and your family to enjoy healthy and productive life.