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While we expect our homes to take good care of us by giving us a roof over our heads and walls that are strong enough to keep the winds out, it’s a good idea to treat it well in return.
It doesn’t just make it a bit easier for you to keep it well-maintained and up to shape, but it might even be a bit lighter on your wallet as you won’t have to repair and replace your appliances too much.
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Here is a handful of ways to treat your home a bit better so that you can feel even more comfortable and safe when you snuggle up inside while the rain pours down.
#1 Checking for pests
If you’ve never had pests in your home before, it’s better to continue to keep them at bay by learning the tricks and tips behind regular pest control. They like to sneak in through any cracks in your walls and openings to the outside world, in general, so you’ll be doing a lot of work by simply making sure that everything is sealed off.
When the damage is already done, however, and you suspect that you might be having pests, you can get your suspicions confirmed by checking for droppings around the house – and particularly in the kitchen and the garage.
These rooms are generally more open to the world outside through various plumbings and outlets and your kitchen might even attract bugs if you forget to wipe those crumbs off the floor. Check out this article if you think you might be having pests inside and learn how to keep them out in the future.
#2 Caring for your appliances
When the refrigerator decides to call it a day, it’s never really a particularly good time. You will always have food inside and will feel at a loss when the cool air simply stops. By caring for your fridge, on the other hand, you might be able to avoid this unfortunate situation.
Cleaning the condenser coils twice a year is, arguably, one of the most important things you can do in order to keep it around for longer as well as defrosting your freezer if it’s starting to get out of hand.
Try to think about your other valuables the same way and particularly your vehicles; have a look at some sturdy carports to ensure that the elements don’t do any damage to your cars or bikes as this is going to cost much more than you should be willing to pay.
#3 Controlling the humidity inside
A humid climate is great for growing plants and getting a lush garden, but it’s not really that good for your home. When those windows start to condensate and you’re noticing a faint buy musty odour, you can be quite certain that you’re dealing with a case of humidity and possibly mouldy conditions.
Remember to air out your home thoroughly every day, get a hold of a dehumidifier if you’re able to, and make sure that everything you stack away in your wardrobe and cupboards is completely dry to avoid having mould growing in there as well.
If you manage to take care of these three simple things, it’s going to be a lot easier to just lean back and relax when you’re at home – with no pests to bother you, no appliances breaking and, hopefully, no mould growing inside.