Houses need TLC, Just like your children do.
Having children means a lot of things. But today we are referencing the most important part of having children: TLC. If parents didn’t take steps to care for their children’s health, they would have sick, unhealthy kids and parents could face legal consequences. Also kids would feel mistreated and un-cared for.
How do you think your house feels? Not that it is physically a person but if it could talk, what would it say about how you care for it? Why does nobody inform us when we buy a home that it comes with responsibilities? There’s no owner manual to owning a home. Life lessons for adulthood aren’t taught in school. So how do people know to properly care for a home?
The answer: Start treating your house as you would a kid. Or if you don’t have kids, many people consider their dogs as their kids. Why not the house?
It’s not just about picking up the house and making sure it is clean from dust and germs. It’s checking to make sure it stays in good condition so that your pockets don’t become empty. The more you know about the home you live in and its condition the more you can stay on top of the necessary expenses before it becomes too much to afford. So, what does it mean to care for your home?
Whether you live in a newer home or older the only thing you have to worry about is keeping up on the maintenance. Here are some plumbing maintenance tips to perform around your home annually.
- Replace old drippy faucets or fix the part that needs to be replaced.
- Caulk around shower and tub enclosures and fixtures.
- Replace toilet wax rings when you notice the toilet wiggles or moves when sat on.
- Check underneath sinks with plumbing components.
- Check your water heater frequently.
- If you have slow draining drains, call a plumber to determine why before raw sewage backs up into your home.
- Inspect the irrigation for leaks.
- Listen for any strange noises or changes in your plumbing system.
Remember, what would happen if you neglected your own child?