Maintaining a home can be as difficult as it is simple. This means proper home maintenance can be what you coin it to be. It could be either, simple or tasking. It all depends on your mindset and manner of approach. In the words of Elon Musk, you can dedicate 30 days to cleaning your abode, and you can also dedicate 3 hours to carrying out the same chores. You are the sole determinant of that.
For those that have kids and pets at home, we must understand the rigor we go through to keep the home clean. Even though kids and pets are agents to a disorganized environment; lol. It is also important to ensure that the place is well arranged and maintained when they are around.
It is imperative we find a way around this, get the home maintained, and ensure the place is sparkling. How can we do this without getting frustrated, and without having to use the services of professional cleaners? Here are some DIY tips on home maintenance that would save you some bucks and ensure that your home is well maintained.
DIY Home Maintenance Tips
Clean your washing machine: One of the most undervalued house maintenance chores is cleaning the washing machine. It is important to clean your washing machine; especially the front-loaders. They have a tendency of retaining water after every spin, and this can cause mold and mildew which is difficult to remove. You can keep the door open after every load and wipe the inside. This would keep your machine efficient and ensure you do not frequent the repairer’s shop. You can save some bucks by carrying out this DIY task and improving the life span of your washing machine.
Clean your Air conditioner: Apart from the washing machine, another home appliance that should be maintained are your air conditioners. When you don’t clean your AC, the drain gets clogged, and this would cause a reversal in condensation. The reversal would lead to wet walls and carpets. You should also clean the outdoor component of your AC because they would have tons of muck and debris that can be cleaned. This DIY tip would improve the effectiveness and efficiency of your AC.
Protect your home against termites: No one wants an infestation from house pests or rodents. One of the most dreaded is termites, they can weaken the structure of your home because they feed on wood. Termites can be a source of worry to a lot of homeowners, but if you can detect and exterminate them early, it would save you a lot of money, time, stress, and worry. There are natural and effective ways you can handle termites e.g., Sunlight, low temperature (20 degrees Fahrenheit), and salt.
Gut and unclog your drainage: This is a common household problem, we should unclog our drainage with hot water to prevent the growth of molds and mildew. However, when this is not done, we tend to have clogged drainage. When you clean your drainage you can avoid such instances, but when this is not done, you’ll clog your drainage, and liquid waste would not flow as it should. Gutting your drain is the most effective way to get waste out. To do this, you can use a mixture of vinegar, salt, and water.
Remove weed and trim plant overgrowth: It is important to trim overgrown and dead plants, this would help keep your garden in perfect shape. Apart from that, clearing weed from your garden would prevent raccoons, snakes, and squirrels from leveraging on that to get into your home. Different DIY gardening tips would come in handy instead of having to call a professional.
Inspect your roof: Weed and overgrown plants can also affect your roof which can cause it to dampen and rotten. You must ensure that your roof is in top shape to prevent any unwanted or unforeseen hazards. You do not have to use the services of a professional to get this done. You can personally inspect your roof to pinpoint any area or spot that needs amendment.
When you have your own home, it is important you claim responsibility, and carry out your maintenance duties. This would help keep your home clean, safe, and well-protected. The DIY tips mentioned above would help you in maintaining a decent home and save some bucks.