There are numerous things you have to know regarding your home. Almost every part of it is susceptible to change, corrosion, damage and rot. Due to this fact, you will need to invest a lot of time in maintaining different appliances, facade, windows, roof etc. Always be proactive! Sometimes, disaster can occur due to prolonged damage, leakage or malfunction. So, to stay on the safe side, regularly check all the main systems making sure that everything is working properly.

Almost anything can cause us trouble. However, we should only concentrate on main culprits. Let’s check them out.

Change air filters

Nowadays, more and more people use air filters. This shouldn’t surprise us as there is increased number of infants and young children suffering from allergic reactions. So, having a clean air in the room is a must. These filters require regular service. In most cases, you will have to change them on a monthly basis. Generally speaking, HEPA filters are the popular choice.

Maintaining your AC

ACs are mainly used during the summer. They are a great way to cool off your home. Similarly to HVAC filters, filters on ACs should be cleaned every spring, prior to summer season. Also, make sure that your drain tubes are intact and that they are directing water properly. If they are not, water may start leaking on concrete, damaging it. On the other hand, if you are living in an apartment building, ruptured drain tubes may cause a real trouble to your neighbors.

Repair your pool pump

Pump is the heart of your pool. It helps you filter water. Like any electric device, it has a small motor that allows it to work. This motor may start malfunctioning at any time. Another issue that may occur is having a damaged drain pipe. You will have to fix it as soon as you notice the issue. When it comes to specific products, Sparkle pumps are a good solution as they last longer and require less maintenance.

Fixing your heater

Heater is another home appliance that will be damaged after some time. It can store a lot of water inside. Water has small particles which will drop down and concentrate on the bottom of the heater. They will cause irreparable damage to it. As prevention, you have to drain all the water from time to time and to completely clean it.

Check your facade

Numerous cracks can appear at the side your house without you even realizing. This is especially common during the winter, when there is a lot of moisture in the air. Cracks will start appearing, paint will start chipping. You will need to check it out thoroughly and repair all the damage that has been done. Silicone can help you with a lot of issues. Mirror mate is a product that can help you, not only with walls, but also with window frames.

Pavement cracks

Similarly to facade, cracks may appear in pavement surrounding your home. The damage can increase during the winter as ice sets in these cracks and widens them. In order to prevent this, you will have to patch up these holes in time.


As you can see, there are numerous things that need to be checked regularly. Besides these examples, there are some other parts of your home that need extra care. In some cases, you will notice issue too late. However, by being proactive, you can notice the problem on time and eliminate it before it spreads or worsens.

Short bio: Nick Stoyanov is a pool maintenance expert at 4 Pumps Pty Ltd (4 Pumps) is Australia’s largest online pump store. 4 Pumps is an Australian company that focuses on the national distribution of its comprehensive range of quality pumping products.