You can delay checking the condition of the house because of several things, ranging from feel not need it, being no cost, to just lazy. Avoiding the process of checking the condition of the house or not repairing minor damage can make you lose a lot of money.
The first thing you should pay attention to regularly is the roof. If the roof or roof tiles show signs of damage, immediately make repairs. Heavy rain, storms and high winds are not the only cause of roof damage. Wild animals such as cats or rats can make your roof damaged.
Leakage is one of the common problems commonly encountered by homeowners in Indonesia. Find the cause as early as possible. Homeowners potentially spend millions, up to tens of millions of Rupiah when the entire roof collapsed because of leaks that are left too long.
Furthermore, do not underestimate the problem on the foundation of the house. The visible hairline, the wider gap between the house and the foundation is a sign of damage to the foundation of the house. Floors that “drown” on the ground floor you also need to be aware.
You also need to pay attention to cracks in windows and doors. Typically, such cracks can also occur due to problems in the foundation. Avoid building a pool or pool around the foundation. Damage caused by exposure to water can worsen the condition of concrete walls.
Do not also forget termites. This little animal can be very dangerous for your home. In addition, not all property insurers accept claims due to termite damage.
Water channels, both drains and sewers, also deserve your attention. Damage and leakage allowed to drag on is not only irritating, but potentially fungal.
In conclusion, you better spend a little money to fix minor damage at home, rather than wait until it is badly damaged. Not only money losses, your family members can suffer greater losses, such as illness or injury.
“Taking a simple maintenance step can prevent larger homeowner expenses, small jobs can turn into expensive projects if not done. The best rule is, homeowners should set up three to five percent of their home value each year for maintenance and repair. Costly roof replacements, foundations, and waterways can continue to increase.