Owning a mobile home has many advantages in that they’re low-cost, flexible and stress-free when it comes to having to pay mortgages or rent. Maintaining your mobile home, however, is a vital part of being a responsible owner. Carrying out regular work on your home and keeping up with the following tasks will ensure you keep your home in top shape:
Firstly, make sure your home is leveled as you will experience a variety of problems if it’s not set right. If you have cracks on your walls or ceiling or you can hear the floor creak if you walks then you’re lily to should address an unleveled home.
The skirting on your mobile home will have to be checked to make sure that there’s adequate ventilation so you need to check on it regularly. If you see any dents, cracks or holes you need to fix straight away and if it looks severely damaged you will need to invest in new mobile home skirting. Poor skirting can also lead to vermin which can really do plenty of damage to your dwelling.
Routine cleaning of the interior and the outside of your mobile home will ensure that it remains in overall good condition. You should ensure that all seals and weather stripping is undamaged and if damaged, you will need to replace. It’s worth investing in a jet washer to give the exterior a deep clean every couple of months.
If you have a chimney connections or a flue on a wood stove you will need to get this inspected every year at the start of the cold weather period. You should always follow instructions from your stove manufacturer to maintain your stove working and to keep you safe.
You’ll have to inspect drains and gutters to check for any cracks or leaks. Leaving escaped water to do damage can be quite costly and your health will be sat risk if your home gets damp and moldy.
Check that all fixtures and fittings, such taps and cabinet doors are in good working condition and replace anything that’s broken. Many fixtures are designed especially for mobile homes and may cost a little more cash, but if your house looks great it will feel good. Fixing up damaged regions of the roof will cost a lot less than having to replace a damaged roof. Having a well insulated roof is also very cost effective because it will save energy by keeping the cold out and retract the sun during warm weather.
Performing regular maintenance inspections can save you a lot of hassle and money so make certain to carry them out on a regular basis. Home is where the heart is and you do not want to fall out of love with your home for the sake of a few basic trailer maintenance parts.