Common Home Maintenance Problems to Look Out For

Posted July 28, 2022 by in Home
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If you have just bought your own property then you may not be well-versed in all the things that could potentially go wrong. Murphy’s Law stated that everything that could go wrong, will go wrong. Sometimes it does seem that way when you have your own property. Here we will give you some tips and tricks on how to maintain the vital parts of a home in order to stop them from breaking down. 

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Windows Jamming

So on a hot day, all you want to do is let in some much-needed fresh air. Well, you go to open the window and it’s jammed. This is rather common and it can be down to the mechanisms that keep the window locked when not in use. If these get stuck then your window won’t budge. This is when you need to call in a window repair expert to see what can be done if anything. If the windows are old and giving up one by one then it may be time to replace them all. 

HVAC Giving Up

It’s the height of the summer season and you just want some cold air blowing in your house. No chance if your HVAC has given up the ghost. This is sod’s law as it will only break when you need to use it. When it comes to HVAC systems throughout your home, it is important you carry out regular maintenance to prevent such situations. If you find your system not working as well as it should be then call in an engineer to help service it for you. They will have it up and running again in no time at all. 

Blocked Toilet

There is nothing worse than taking a trip to the toilet, flushing, and the toilet filling up rather than emptying. A lot of blocked toilets can be fixed by pouring drain unblocker or boiling water down the toilet. This will get rid of anything that has built up further down that is causing the blockage. If not, and the problem isn’t rectified by DIY techniques then you will need to call your local plumbing services to get your toilet back to normal. 

Gutter Systems

Your gutter system will run the whole length of your house. If anything is up with it then this can cause serious problems. One such problem is that if your system is blocked then the water has nowhere to go. This can cause it to overflow and run down your siding. If your siding is wooden then this can lead to many more difficult and pricey problems, such as water damage to your home. A simple clean every so often will prevent debris and leaves from building up in your gutter system. You could also ask a gutter maintenance company to come and do it for you. 

Leaky Roof

Finally, another common problem you could run into is a leaky roof. This can happen due to the roof often being exposed to the elements. If there are harsh winds then this could damage the top layer of your roof, leaving the underneath exposed. This then leads to water getting in through the damaged parts. If left, water can run down the ceiling and walls causing quite a bit of damage. It is a good idea to regularly check your roof for any signs of damage. 

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