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Maintenance is the bane of nearly every homeowner’s existence. No matter how new or old your house is, the reality is that you are going to need to keep track of maintenance and organize repairs throughout the year. It never quite stops, and can be daunting enough to lead people to rent instead of buy.
However, we are living in an age of convenience. The internet is making everything a lot easier, with apps and devices that take a lot of the burden off your hands.
These 3 innovations will make home maintenance a breeze.
One of the frustrating parts of home maintenance that you cannot take care of yourself is that it is very difficult to identify reliable contractors. The reality is that a Google search will bring up the contractors who are good at marketing (or have a big budget for it). When it comes to these kinds of old school professions, you simply can’t assume that the best contractor will have a strong online presence.
This is where a service like Remodel Connection comes in. Remodel Connection shops around specifically for the best contractors who can replace or install windows. This review shows just how useful they are, as they filter according to your area and needs, and have customer ratings.
Other such services shop around for the best people to clean your gutters, keep your pool blue, and much more. It will save you a lot of stress and potentially a lot of money on a job well done.
What do my TV, washing machine, dishwasher, and microwave all have in common? They are all connected to an app on my phone! This is an internet of things (IoT) service that companies like LG and Samsung provide for new appliances.
If you’re wondering why I would possibly need an app for these appliances, the answer is simple: it will scan each appliance and diagnose any issues. It will tell me how to fix the issue or if the appliance needs to be serviced. Rather than waiting until the thing no longer works, I am kept in the loop. It saves both money and energy.
On a less futuristic level, even simple devices such as coffee makers have built-in maintenance features. A modern coffee machine takes into account the hardness of the water you are using, keeps track of how much you use the machine, and alerts you when it is necessary to descale it. Instead of having to guess (and inevitably forgetting to do it), the machine itself ensures it lasts as long as possible.
Having a pool at home is amazing. It is something just about every buyer is looking for when they visit a showhouse. The problem is that as soon as you own a pool, you realize just how much work it is! Pools need constant maintenance, including chlorine, acid, backwashing, and more. Expensive problems are inevitable as well.
However, there is one simple thing that can save you a lot of trouble: a pool cover. Pool covers are non-negotiable if you have children or nieces and nephews who visit. But they also keep the pool free of debris and safe from evaporation, reducing maintenance requirements exponentially. Many people have gone from having a pool service come in once a week to doing light maintenance on it themselves once or twice a month.
Unfortunately, pool covers have a huge downside. They are heavy and will discourage you from using your pool from time to time. This is why a mechanized pool cover is the best option. It is more expensive, but it will provide great protection for your pool while keeping it easy if you want to have a quick swim. If your pool is heated, the cover will keep heat in as well, making the water all the more enticing when you open it up.
Maintenance is the bane of every homeowner’s existence. No matter how well you treat your home and possessions, routine maintenance is necessary and repairs are inevitable. The good news is that, in 2021, maintenance is easier than ever, and you can keep your precious home in its best possible shape without making it a full-time job.