Common Home Repairs That Are Often Overlooked

Common Home Repairs That Are Often Overlooked
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    Owning your own home is exciting.

    But once the initial excitement wears off, you will learn to own a home requires constant maintenance.

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The interior and exterior of your home will require a lot of upkeep. Doing some simple repairs around can save you money in the long run.

Below, you will find some of the most common home repairs that homeowners often overlook.

Foundation

The foundation of your home is important. Catching problems in the foundation early can save you money in the long run. If you don’t fix them, it will affect the entire home and have dangerous consequences.

If you find cracks in the foundation, measure them. A structural engineer needs to examine any cracks over 1/4 inches wide. Smaller ones can allow water to enter your home, which can cause mold and other problems.

Refrigerator Condenser Coils

Maintenance includes examining your larger appliances. Your larger appliances can cost a lot of money, so you want them to last as long as possible.

Cleaning the condenser coils every two months can extend the life span of your fridge. When dust builds up on the condenser coils, it can make the appliance less efficient.

Electrical

The wiring in your home is important for a few reasons, but the most important one is bad wiring can start a fire. Electrical fires are common. You can usually avoid them by updating the wiring of your home.

An electrician specializing in residential electrical installs can check the wiring and electrical panel. If you have noticed flickering lights, you may have a lot of appliances using one circuit, which can be dangerous.

An electrician will update your wiring and add any circuits if necessary.

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Dryer Vent Duct

You take your clothes out of the dryer and then go on about your day. You probably never think about your dryer duct, but you should. One of the leading causes of house fires is excess lint in the dryer duct vent.

Clean out the dryer duct vent at least once every six months. For some homes, the ductwork is rather extensive and needs to be cleaned out by a professional, but for others, ductwork can be simple, and you can do it yourself.

Roof

You don’t see your roof every day, so unless your ceiling is leaking, you may not think about it. Inspecting your roof is something you should do at least once a year.

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Your roof is the part of your home constantly hit by the elements. Yearly inspection allows you to catch the cracks or missing shingles before the problem gets out of hand. Early detection can stop these problems from causing havoc to the interior.

While owning a home is exciting, it also comes with a lot of maintenance. Make a list of repairs you need to do every two months, every six months, and once a year. Keep the list in a place you see every day.

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