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Secret To A Long Lasting House
Once you move into your new home, you let out a sigh of relief. You have done it! You’ve negotiated a price, you somehow made the payment, you’ve packed and moved out of your old home into your new.
However, now begins a most important time period for you. Unless you want to move out again soon, you need to take care of the house so that it lasts for as long as possible. There are many secrets to a long-lasting home. Here are a few of them:
The basic structures of the house: the foundation, the roof, the pillars and beams supporting the roof etc. have to be sound and strong in order for the house to last a long time. This is where termite control Narellan becomes important. These nasty creepy crawlies have a habit of getting into the house and eating their way through the wood inside out. By the time you notice wood rot, or holes in the ceiling for instance, most of the structure would be compromised and you will have to replace it at enormous cost. Keep an eye out for these creatures and arrange for an annual inspection with a professional to avoid that.
The other major damage that can be done is through external forces. These are two-fold. The weather can cause a lot of damage for instance hot, humid weather makes for mould while moisture can soak into the walls and ruin your foundations. Paint can peel off in the hot sun if it’s not of high quality etc. To avoid this, the walls need to painted a special weather paint that can keep out damp. A house needs to be re-painted every 2-4 years depending on the overall climate and weather conditions.The other external force causing damage is rodents; appropriate rat control is a common and effective way of making sure that they don’t eat their way through window sills, doors, eaves and any other nooks and crannies that we didn’t spot. If you cannot deal with the issue yourself, then by all means call in the professionals and let the install traps and fix anything that you’ve missed. They will sometimes install perimeter fencing that will help keep all of the vermin out.
That might sound like advice from a neat freak but overall, houses that have been kept clean and neat have a higher longevity than houses that were allowed to accumulate dust and dirt. This is because that dust might contain mites that eventually will eat through your floors. The dirt can cause fungus and mould, not to mention breeding bacteria that can toxify your air. Stains that are stubborn can break down the materials of the house and over time, these things an age a house. This doesn’t mean going over your house with a toothbrush; it means vacuuming once a week or airing the carpets and contains once a month. It’s about making a house last longer.