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Saturday, 30 January 2021

How To Avoid Common Problems In Your Family Home

(Collaborative Post)

It’s important for us to feel safe and secure in our homes. Whether you own the property you live in or not though, things can go wrong. Sometimes they are small problems, other times they can cause major damage. Physically and mentally. So I thought I would share with you some of the most common causes of problems in the home and add a few tips on how to combat them.


Weather
The weather can be a huge factor when it comes to damage in the home. The sun can cause problems when it comes to water shortages and the adverse cold weather can create problems with pipes causing them to burst or leak. When it comes to problems with pipes or your water in general, then calling a local Plumber would be your best bet. Weather doesn't just stop at water problems though. Storms can cause damage to brickwork and foundations. Tornados, although rare in the UK, can leave devastating damage in it’s trail. Too much rain can cause riverbanks and lakes to burst. Flooding and water damage can be severe. The weather is unpredictable, so it’s just advisable to take as many precautions as possible.

Neglect
Neglecting the home you live in can equally cause your problems in the future. This could be down to you never being there, and it just remaining empty, or not carrying out any necessary maintenance to keep the property up to scratch. This could mean brickwork is falling away, damage to foundations and even allowing other bugs or pests to make their home there. If your property stays empty for long periods of time it's advisable to keep a regular check on it, so you can then do maintenance as and when needed.

Fire
Fire once again is something you can’t predict happening but it can cause lasting damage and problems in the home. Fire proofing your home is one way to avoid any such disasters. Making sure your electrics are wired correctly, that things like chargers and fires aren't left on when you're out the room for long periods, candles aren't left unattended and regularly check your smoke detectors may help reduce the risk of fire in your home. 

Other people
People, other than your family, can be your biggest culprits when it comes to problems in the home, when considering things like burglary, damage, and graffiti, to name a few. The damage that people can cause can be the most upsetting. Mostly this is because it is a situation where someone had a choice. Not like the weather. The best thing to do is add some security systems to your home. To try and avoid it from happening. Unfortunately, we can’t control people's actions.

Children
Finally, children can be cute but they can cause many problems in the home. They can damage things without thinking and mostly by accident. Especially if you haven't got both eyes on them at all time!
 Kids will be kids and while their actions may not be malicious, it’s worth keeping a close on them eye at all times.

With these pointers, hopefully you'll avoid these common problems in your family home. 

Mummy Snowy Owl
xx

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