Got a home? This is great news! Many people spend years of their lives saving for a mortgage deposit and browsing the housing market to find a property that ticks all of their boxes. Now, once you have a home, it’s not too surprising that you’re going to want to take the best care of it possible. This is a huge investment and you’re going to want to retain its value. On top of this, you’re going to want to make sure that the space is comfortable and safe to live in. After all, it’s where you head back home to relax after a long day out and about! Now, many people neglect conducting checks on their home, only tackling glaringly obvious problems. But there are a number of house checks you should carry out to keep on top of the state of your home and to keep it in the best condition possible – also securing your safety while you spend time in it. Here are some checks to prioritise for now!
When we have electrical issues, we all know that we should reach out to an electrician. This is because electrical work can be extremely dangerous and left unresolved, can pose all sorts of risks, ranging from electrocution to house fires. However, did you know that you should have electrical checks carried out routinely, even if you aren’t noticing any problems? Precautionary electrical checks can help to identify problems that aren’t as noticeable and haven’t developed fully yet. This is a great preventative measure to take. At the end of the process, you will receive certification that confirms your home’s electrics are in good shape. If issues are found, they can quickly be resolved. You can find out more about How to arrange an EICR here.
Smoke Alarm Checks
Every home should have a number of smoke alarms scattered about. They’re most commonly located on the ceilings. These are essential devices that can alert you to any sign of smoke or fire within your property. They have saved countless lives. While they require minimal maintenance, you do have to check them and that they are working on a regular basis. You can do this yourself, or, if you require support, you should contact your local fire department on a non-emergency line and someone will be able to come out and help you!
Do your homes windows have any damage? This could be an easy access point for criminals and thieves should they want to enter your home with little notice. All too many people ignore cracks or even holes in their windows as long as they aren’t bothering them too much. But this is a huge safety risk and any broken windows should be fixed as soon as possible. If you require this service, make sure to call a reliable, local glazier.
These three areas can really help when it comes to making your home as safe and secure a place as possible. Hopefully, some of the information will work in your favour!
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