Updates Your Home Needs Every Decade

Updates Your Home Needs Every Decade

Posted by on Monday, December 4th, 2017 at 4:38am.

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No matter how much you love your home, the components in your home that you use on a daily basis can become ineffective, especially when they are over 10 years old. You will have to call a Realtor in order to repair or replace your home components from professionals every decade to keep your home functional for long. Here are a few home repairs in Calgary that you can do in every 10 years.

Re-paint Your House

If you haven’t painted your home or some parts of it, now is the time to paint them. Paint your house in and out in every 10 years. The paint from your home walls can peel and chip, have cracks or mold growth on them. In fact, Calgary has a continental humid climate that may require repainting every five years or so.

Get New Electricals

When was the last time you replaced your lights, fans, heating and cooling system? If it has been a long time, and if your electricals have started giving signs of failures, you should replace them. You can consider replacing your home lighting with energy efficient LED lights that last longer. If you don’t want to replace your electricals, you can at least get them repaired in case they are failing.

Update The Electronics

Electronics make our lives easier and hence, it is important to keep them in good working condition always. Check your dishwasher and look for cracks in the tub. You can also check if the dishes are being washed properly or not. If not, maybe it is time to repair or replace your dishwasher. You can get a new energy efficient dishwasher that consumes less energy and thus, allows you to save on your utility bills.

Same way, check the garbage disposal and its blades. The garbage disposal blades generally tend to fail after 8-12 years. Replace the blades if your garbage disposal isn’t chopping garbage effectively.

The average lifespan of your washing machine is 8-10 years. So if you haven’t replaced them yet, start looking for a new washing machine now. If you want to save the expensive costs of buying a new washing machine, you can call experts and get it repaired.

The average lifespan of sump pump is 10 years. If your sump pump is older than that, replace it to keep your water and the waste flowing out of your house. You surely don’t want your house to be flooded just because your sump pump is not functioning properly.

Re-caulk Bathroom Fittings

The caulking of your bathroom fittings such as faucets, showerheads, wash basins, toilets, and bathtubs can wear off over the years due to continuous use. Depleting caulking can lead to shaky and wobbly bathroom fittings whenever you use them. Hence, re-caulk these bathroom fittings every decade so that they don’t move out of place when you use them.

If your home components fail or become inefficient before 10 years, you can repair and replace them. Don’t wait for a decade to update them as it can affect the appearance of your house or even cause some damage to your house structure.

For more such tips on home repairs Calgary or updating your home, and maintaining it, you can talk to our Realtors.

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