The home should be a place to relax and enjoy yourself, but sometimes life gets in the way and has other plans. Follow this quick checklist to avoid some of the worst pitfalls in the home.
Whether it is food, clothing, cleaning products, or tools, we all need to store a lot of items in our homes. Take the time to put in adequate shelving and stock the shelves so you can quickly deal with anything life throws at you.
You should check your pipes at least twice a year and make sure to change out any leaking seals. Cleaning them should be done regularly as well. Well maintained pipes rarely burst, meaning you are likely to avoid one of the biggest home owning pitfalls.
Water is one of the biggest damage causers in homes. Whether it is from leaking fixtures, unsealed areas of the home, or damaged siding, water needs to be kept out to keep your home safe and warm.
Have A Plan
Always have a plan for how to get out, where important items are stored, how you are going to use rooms, and who should be called in an emergency. Have a copy of this plan ready on your fridge so anyone taking care of your home and members of your family can refresh themselves in the event of an emergency.
Don’t Leave Electronics On
Another huge cause of trouble for homes is fires and the majority of them start from electronics. It’s tempting to change things overnight, leave items plugged in, and generally make life more convenient for ourselves. However, resisting this temptation will make your home safer. Always use surge protectors, plug everything you can directly into the wall, and leave nothing plugged in or turned on overnight or while you are away.
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