Most people don’t realize that they could be damaging their homes by going about their usual daily tasks. If a proper maintenance plan isn’t put in place and these things are ignored, you may find that all of the problems in your home pile up at once, and that you’re left with a huge maintenance bill at the end of it all.
Here’s an idea of how you could be damaging your home without even knowing it:
Using Toxic Cleaning Products
Many cleaning products actually contain toxic ingredients, that are not only damaging to the home, but to you and your health. They can pollute the air in your home, which is no good for pets, children, or elderly people especially. Even products labeled green and eco friendly can be dangerous, so in some cases, making your own cleaning products is advised.
Litter In Your Plumbing
Your plumbing isn’t a bin, and yet it’s so easy to throw things into it that people do it anyway with scant regard for the consequences. It could be something as simple as rinsing your plate without getting rid of any food debris first. In more serious cases, you could be throwing foreign items down the toilet that can block the pipes.
Leaving Damp To Worsen Over Time
If you know you have a damp problem, yet you leave it to worsen over time, you can’t complain when it causes even more problems. Not only can it cause permanent damage to your home; it can cause health issues for you and your family. When you notice damp, you should clean it away with a mixture of water and vinegar. If the damp is coming from a larger source of water that you’re not tending to, you’ll need to arrange flood cleanup procedures eventually. Make sure you keep an eye on damp areas and don’t allow them to worsen.
Pouring Grease Down The Drain
Pouring grease down the drain is a quick and effective way to need professional help. This can cause permanent damage, and although there’s all kinds of information out there warning against it, it’s still one of the most common cases of most domestic blockages. If the grease is hot, it’ll stick to the pipes as it cools down. The quicker it’ll clog up the more you pour down there. Professionals recommend you keep the grease somewhere until it has cooled and then dispose of it in the trash.
Putting Weight On Your Plumbing Fixtures
If you’re putting weight on your plumbing fixtures, don’t be surprised if you suffer an expensive break. A hanging shower caddy could be the culprit, especially if your fixtures aren’t built to hold the weight. A free standing caddy is a much better solution. Avoid putting weight on your fixtures at all costs!
Failing To Identify Pipes In The Walls
Knowing where the pipes are behind your wall is a must if you’re going to start taking care of home improvements. Putting a hole in the wall without being aware of this first will mean having to call a pro in regardless. Poorly attempted DIY is a huge problem.