If you want your home to be a clean, comfortable, and homely place to live, it’s essential for you as a homeowner to take care of it. While you might keep on top of your chores to keep things clean and tidy, there may still be some things lurking hidden away that you need to take care of. Perhaps you’ve noticed some odd noises or bad smells around your home that you can’t quite put your finger on. Let’s take a look at some signs you should look out for to keep your home in the best possible shape.


If you’ve noticed a draft in a particular room in your home, there’s a good chance that your windows aren’t properly insulated. Not only is this unpleasant for whoever is in the room on a cold day, but you’re spending more money trying to heat that room than is needed. If you notice a draft, it’s important to find out where it’s coming from as soon as possible. You can have professionals come in and reseal your windows to take care of this issue. Or, if you can’t afford that yet, you could buy or make a draft excluder to eliminate any cold air and keep warm air in.


Pests such as rats, ants and termites are unwelcome in any home. Not only could they damage your property, but they can also pose a health risk too. If you find signs of pests in your home such as droppings, nests or damage to areas with exposed wood, it’s important to get rid of the pests straight away. Some pests, like rats, you may be able to deal with by placing traps around to catch them. However, smaller pests are harder to deal with. You should always call out termite exterminators to make sure they’re gone for good without causing any other damage to your property.


If you’ve noticed mould forming on your walls or ceilings, it’s important to take action straight away. Not only is it unsightly, but it affects the air quality in your home which could cause you to become unwell. If you have family members with asthma or other lung conditions, you may find their symptoms get worse. Making sure your home is properly ventilated can help prevent mould from forming. 

Most hardware stores sell solutions that will kill off the mould, but it’s also recommended to get some specialised paint to paint over the area after to prevent it from coming back. Mould can be difficult to keep under control, so make sure you stay on top of things.


Finally, if your roof has suffered any damage, your home is at risk of leaks when the weather turns. If you notice any shingles missing or displaced, make sure you get your roof repaired as soon as possible to avoid a much more costly repair in the future. When you’re having your roof repaired, ask your handyman to check for any other signs of damage so you can nip it in the bud as soon as possible.

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