During Halloween, a good idea will be to un-haunt your house. This is done through simple effort, and it does not cost much.
Check For Pests
During the night, it is not uncommon to hear scratches on the floor or running steps. Typically these are discarded as some form of paranoia. But you need to update your home on a regular basis. Just step into the basement or attic. Or else, even empty out the closet. There may be a raccoon or a rat hiding somewhere. In addition to being scary, it also harbors germs that can lead to diseases in the family.
An option can be to get professional help here. In case the raccoon has given birth to babies, these would have to be removed too. Besides, these pests destroy things and property. Hence, some repair may have to be carried out while doing house cleaning.
Check Your Plumbing
Your home updates will include much more than deep cleaning. In case there is a tap leaking or the heater making gurgling noises, it is time to upgrade the plumbing system. All these are spooky noises which can be quite irritating.
Besides, there may be leakage happening somewhere which may require massive repairs and heavy costs later on. Also, HVAC systems must be upgraded at regular intervals or else they start consuming more energy while providing lower results. Hence whatever money has been saved in upgrading the existing infrastructure, is lost in high energy bills. This has to be an integral part of home updates.
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Check Your Lighting
When you update your home, keep those shadows away. These are quite scary, especially during the night or when you are alone at home. This can be due to many reasons. The probable cause would be inadequate lighting. This must be taken care of immediately. Or else, there may be objects blocking the source of lighting. There can be a fan cutting the tube light and producing shadows. Else there may be curtains blocking the path of light. All this has to be taken care of.
Overhead lights can reach the entire room. Hence they are the best choice for avoiding shadows. They will provide more light than standalone lamps. Even recessed lights are a good option for creating mood lighting. The plug-in lights are another option in case the light is less in a room or the room is too big.
The chipped wallpaper looks ugly and gives the impression of a haunted house. This Halloween, remove it completely or get it repaired. You may even use a fresh coat of paint.
All these are simple and easy tips. They do not cost much either. This Halloween, update your home with these tips and remove that haunted feel from it.