You may address some home maintenance needs on a yearly basis. You need to check others only once every four years — perhaps even less frequently. Unfortunately, the fact that we seldom do this means that most homeowners forget them entirely. Here’s a list of what not to forget, according to Premier Insulation BOP, experts in new house insulation:
Recheck the Insulation
You should replace insulation every few years. Have them checked annually to make sure it’s still intact. Insulation plays a vital role in guaranteeing that the temperature in the house remains comfortable. The weather moves from too hot to too cold. The insulation also ensures you need to pay more than you’re supposed to for AC and heating.
Empty the Septic Tank
How frequent you empty the septic tank depends on how many people use the toilet. Ideally, you should have it drained long before any blockages become apparent. There’s nothing more frustrating than a blocked toilet. Make a point of having this attended to, even if you’re not sure if it’s full or not.
Repaint the House
The exterior of your house is especially sensitive to the harsh rays of the sun. That is why it’s crucial to have them repainted every few years to keep them looking new. Even better, a freshly painted house adds value, just in case you intend to sell it at some point.
Inspect the House for Termites and Mould
While we use concrete to build many homes, some portions still rely on wood. If this is the case, make a point of having the place inspected. It will guarantee that the foundations are still holding. Have mould inspections as well since they can be a source of health problems in the house.
You’ll find that many of these inspections can be part of a package deal, thereby allowing you to save on expenses. However, piecemeal inspections are also possible if you feel as though only parts of your home are problematic.