Regular Home Checks Everyone Should Make

 If you want to make sure you are looking after your home as well as possible, there are some checks that you might want to make on a regular basis. Some of these are more important in summer, others in winter. But as long as you do that, you will find that your home is much more liveable and that it is operating in a much better way. Many of the checks that people need to make in their homes are things that people overlook, but some of them are a little more commonly looked into. Regardless, let’s take a look at some of the regular checks you should think about making in your own home.


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Plumbing


Chances are, there is going to be nothing going particularly wrong with your plumbing at any point, as it is relatively rare that things will go wrong here in a big way. But when they do, it can be a big problem for the home as a whole, so you need to make sure that you are keeping on top of this as best as you can. Essentially that just means looking out for obvious problems such as leaks and frozen pipes, but it’s also worth contacting some plumbing companies and having them come to check regularly too. That way, you can make absolutely sure that this is not going to become a big problem in your home.



Heating System


No matter where you live, you need to make sure you have at least some kind of working heating system in place. Should anything go wrong with your heating, it can cause all sorts of problems, not least the fact that you might not be able to keep warm throughout the night. It’s important to keep an eye on your heating system, therefore, and to make sure that you call someone in to regularly service the boiler. At the same time, they can check for gas safety, another important element in all of this.


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Alarms


Whatever alarms you might have in the home, you should be sure to check them every two weeks. That includes smoke alarms, fire alarms and carbon monoxide alarms. It’s a simple case of testing the button on the alarm and making sure it makes an appropriate sound. You should not feel tempted to ignore it if the batteries are not working, as that could be deadly in the long run. If you also have a burglar alarm, make sure you test that regularly too, although you might not need to test it quite as often as the other kinds of alarm system.



Doors & Windows


In order to avoid having any break-ins, you need to make sure that you are checking all entrances to the home regularly. That means making sure that the doors are still locking properly, and not able to open, and that windows are in place and unbroken and so on. As long as that is the case, you are much less likely to be a victim of a break-in.


 
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