Home maintenance can cost a pretty penny and problems often seem to strike when we are low on cash. Wouldn’t be great to just prevent such issues from happening in the first place? No one is clairvoyant, but there is one way to help keep your home in good condition, while also minimizing those costly repair bills.
Here are some low cost repair ideas you can implement in your home:
Check Your Drywall
Small leaks can eventually turn into costly disasters. One way you can prevent this is by checking your drywall. If you find sections that are moldy or wet, you have a leak. Remove those sections, repair the leak, and replace the drywall. This will take some time, but cost far, far less than what you might otherwise face.
Examine Your Plumbing
This is another area that could cause significant water damage. If you are not familiar with such work, hire a plumber to come in for an inspection. They will examine all aspects of your plumbing and check for areas that are already producing leaks or might in the near future.
Clean Your Air Conditioner
As with pretty much any machinery, air conditioners are most efficient when there is nothing to impede the air flow. A clogged air conditioner requires an increasing amount of power to produce the degree of cool air you want. Make sure there is no dust or debris inside the unit that is inhibiting its operation. This maintenance step is easy and, better yet, free.
Change Your Furnace Filter
Just like a dirty air conditioner, a furnace with a clogged filter will have to perform twice as hard to heat your home. Luckily, filters are quite inexpensive, so be sure to replace them twice a year. If it’s easier to remember, mark January 1st and July 1st on your calendar.