Regular home safety and maintenance checks to keep your home in top shape
Following this home maintenance checklist can help you prevent injuries and save you from expensive repairs down the road.
Most of us know the importance of taking care of our health. But you may not realise how important it is to take care of your home’s health too. Falling behind in your home maintenance checks can put the safety of your family, home and contents at risk. “Houses age like people, so keeping on top of changes is important,” says Premika Banerjee, Product Manager, Property Inspections at RACV.
“It’s important to check the health of your home to ensure you can mitigate risks in and around your property that may cause harm, injury or damage.”
Not only can failing to maintain the health of your home result in injuries to yourself or others, but the costs can add up too. “Many issues in the home are quick and cheap to repair early but can result in expensive and timely problems if left for too long,” says Banerjee.
How often you need to carry out home maintenance checks varies between individual tasks, with many jobs able to be carried out by yourself (so long as you feel safe and comfortable using a ladder). But for other checks, you’ll want to call in the experts for a job done well and safely.