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Don’t Let Your Home Let You Down

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Our homes are something we like to take pride in. But as much as we rely on our homes, and as much as they serve us well, they know how to let us down at just the right time. It can be so stressful owning a home when everything seems to be falling down around us. Considering you spend so much time in the home, we want to make sure you avoid all of the stress it can potentially bring. We think that we know some of the most common ways that your home can let you down, and how you can stop all of it from happening. Save yourself some time, effort, and money, and have a read of the information we’ve got below for you.

Leaky Problems

There’s one thing that you really don’t want your home to fall victim to, and that’s a problem with the drains, pipes, or water supply. It can so easily happen though, whether your home is new or old. You could have a leaky pipe lying underneath your floorboards that’s just drip, drip, dripping away. At first, you won’t even know it’s happening. But, as the drips build and build, so does the damp and the puddle that it’s creating. After a few weeks maybe, it’ll be coming through your ceiling, and on a mission to ruin the rest of your home. As soon as you get the first sign of this, you need to contact a company such as Home Angels. It’s all well and good just having a bit of a damp ceiling, but as soon as that builds and builds, you’ve got a weight being added to the structure. If a leak is undetected for long enough, that weight literally has the power to bring the ceiling down, and the money it would cost to get that sorted would be so much more extensive.

Energy Drainer

Your home can definitely be an energy drainer if you let it. The money that people spend on bills is terrible, and the home plays a really big part in this. Some homes are just more expensive to maintain and fuel than others, and this is something that you should have researched from the very beginning. But, if you’re struggling at the minute, you need to think what could be draining it. Are you using energy saving light bulbs? Are you using a smart meter to monitor and control your spendings? Do you have double glazing to protect and heat your home? These are all things you need to consider changing! Here are some additional ways to save energy.

Loss Of Value

Think of a home like a car. It can really depreciate in value, or you can do some work to it to bring the value up. If your home is old, you’ve owned it for years, and you haven’t done anything to renovate it, it might be time to think about doing that. Your home can really let you down price wise, but if you were to renovate the kitchen and bathrooms to make it more modern, it could add thousands to the price of your home

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Karen LeBlanc

Karen LeBlanc is a travel host and writer with a popular travel show, The Design Tourist, and a companion lifestyle blog. As a widely published travel journalist and content creator, Karen is a member of the North American Travel Journalists Association. She also serves as the Design and Travel editor of the national lifestyle magazine, LaPalme. Karen believes that every destination has a story to tell through its local art, architecture, culture, and craft. This immersive creative exploration begins with authentic accommodations where the narrative of place unfolds through art, accessories, accouterments, furnishings, fixtures, and food. 

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