Your 2024 Checklist for a Well Maintained Home

  • 27th February 2024
  • posted in: Advice

It’s early in the New Year and it’s the perfect time to make all sorts of plans. You might already have some personal goals, but why not extend it to the heart of your daily life – your home.

A well-maintained home not only provides comfort and security but also ensures that the year ahead is free from unexpected disruptions.

In this blog, we'll be taking a look at changes and improvements you could make around the home, including essential maintenance tips, so you can kickstart your year with a home that feels as fresh as the new year itself.

#1: Embrace Proactive Maintenance

The key to a well-maintained home is staying ahead of potential issues. Make a note to conduct regular inspections of your plumbing, electrical systems, gas appliances, and any pest-prone areas.

Begin the year by creating a maintenance checklist that covers these crucial aspects of your home. You’ll then know what needs doing and should be able to prioritise what to tackle first. Read on to get some potential ideas for your list…

Essential Tip: Schedule a Professional Inspection

We can help if you need a thorough inspection of your plumbing, electrical wiring, gas appliances or have noticed a pest problem. We also specialise in locks, glazing and drainage services. You can contact us here.

By being proactive, you will be able to identify and address potential problems before they escalate, saving you both time and money in the long run

#2: Prioritise Winter Proofing Your Home

Spring is around the corner, but there are still a couple more months of winter to go, so it’s a priority to ensure your home can withstand the complications that these colder months can bring.

Address any issues related to plumbing or heating. Improving your property’s insulation is important if you want a comfortable and energy-efficient home.

Essential Tip: Insulate Pipes and Check Heating Systems

Prevent frozen, blocked, and potentially bursting pipes by insulating them properly, especially in vulnerable places such as lofts and exterior areas.

If you haven’t done so already, now might be a good time to schedule a professional check-up for your boiler or heating system to guarantee it'll be running efficiently throughout the rest of winter.

#3: Upgrade Your Home Security

Enhancing home security should be a top priority in 2024. Stay up to date with the latest trends and technologies so you can fortify your home against potential threats.

Essential Tip: Invest in Smart Locks and Surveillance

Consider upgrading your locks to smart, keyless options for improved ease and security. Smart surveillance systems with remote monitoring capabilities provide an extra layer of protection, allowing you to keep an eye on your home even when you're away.

#4: Adopt Energy-Efficient Practices

Reducing your environmental footprint while cutting down on energy costs is a win-win. Embrace energy-efficient upgrades that benefit both your finances and the planet.

Essential Tip: Integrate LED Lighting and Smart Thermostats

Replace any traditional bulbs with energy-efficient LED lights and invest in smart thermostats that allow you to regulate your home's temperature intelligently. These upgrades not only save energy but also contribute to long-term cost savings.

#5: Prioritise Pest Control

Pests can be persistent and problematic, even during the winter months. Establishing an action plan to maintain a pest-free home is essential for the well-being of your property and its occupants.

Essential Tip: Seal Any Pest Entry Points 

Identify and seal potential entry points for pests, such as gaps around windows and doors. If you notice an issue that you feel is unsafe or are unable to fix by yourself, such as a nest, our professional pest control experts can conduct inspections and address any infestations promptly.

#6: Prepare for Locksmith Emergencies

Unexpected lockouts or security breaches can happen at any time. This year, it’s time to be extra prepared for emergencies…

Essential Tip: Upgrade Locks and Create a Lockout Plan

Upgrade outdated locks to more secure options and consider installing smart locks for added convenience and security. Develop a plan for lockouts, including having spare keys and contact information for a trusted locksmith readily available.

#7: Renovate with Purpose

Turn the spotlight on renovations that enhance the functionality and aesthetics of your home. Embark on projects that align with the latest trends and your personal preferences.

Essential Tip: Consult a Professional

When planning renovations, schedule a visit from one of our friendly experts. Their input will ensure that your projects not only meet safety standards but will also add long-term value to your home.

Enjoy a Happy Home with Able

By adopting these essential maintenance tips, your home will become your new favourite place.

Proactively addressing potential issues and upgrading parts of your home will leave you with a living space that is not only comfortable but also sustainable.

As you start your home improvement journey, remember that our experts in 7 different trades are available to assist you 24/7. So, give us a call on 0330 108 2265

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