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Strategies In Emergency Home Maintenance

As a mom, it makes sense to understand the ups and downs of property management. You are, in a sense, the ruling regent of your home—whether you’re single, or you’re part of a married household. One of the most important aspects of this understanding pertains to properly upkeeping the premises.

You want to regularly clean and renovate, as well as remodel, your home. Commit the hubby to certain tasks which aren’t quite within your skill set, and do what you can to beautify the interior. But having the right attitude and strategy in this regard isn’t quite sufficient to the task. Additionally, you need to be prepared for when things go awry.

You’re going to have home emergencies. There are going to be leaks, there are going to be worn out things that must be replaced, there may be pests, and certainly, accidents will play a part among other alumni from the school of wear-and-tear. Now some of these things you will be more than equipped to handle; some you won’t.
Emergency Considerations
For example, what if you have an electrical issue involving wires embedded within the walls of your home? Some things even a dedicated handyman husband can’t help with, and you need professional support for—plumbing is a great example.

Not only are plumbing problems complicated, they can really damage your property if they aren’t addressed as immediately as possible. Accordingly, you need to have a trusted plumber or plumbing service readily available. Such a solution should have a few qualities.

You want to find plumbers committed to excellence and lauded by their clients. One group of 24 hour emergency plumbers of this kind is; according to the site: “There’s a reason why clients and their friends keep coming back to us. All of the parts and services are guaranteed. You can have peace of mind knowing that when you hire us, you have a team of experts.”
Additional Areas Of Support
Once you have your list of emergency contacts lined out, the next step involves seeing if there are other areas where some kind of professional assistance could help in terms of maintenance or emergency. What you gain in either peace-of-mind or property value will often, in a collateral way, absorb the costs of such services.

For instance, there may be some things you can do to better yourself and your family; consider an aquarium. You and your children can learn about diverse creatures while beautifying your home—but you’ll want to ensure things remain properly clean; both for the sake of the fish, and for the sake of the aquarium’s decorative impact.

As it turns out, there are aquarium maintenance companies which can help with maintenance and even unexpected scenarios; according to “The key to keeping a successful aquarium, full of color and life, is…through proper care and maintenance.” Proper care and maintenance can avoid emergencies requiring assistance—like clogged filters.

Final Considerations
There are two additional things you should use to round out your emergency preparedness strategy regarding your home. You need to have proper homeowners insurance should the worst-case scenario utterly destroy your property, and you need to have a plan in mind if you’ve got to stay somewhere else for a few days.

Certain pests may require fumigation. For the sake of health and sanity, you’ll have to leave the house for a while. A hotel can be fine, but you may end up spending more than you strictly have to. A friend or family member can be a better choice, and so their information should be immediately available in your emergency book.

A strategy of home maintenance, repair, upgrade, and emergency support can go a long way to solidifying the investment of your property. As a mom, it certainly behooves you to look into such preparedness actions.
Amber Louchart
Author: Amber Louchart

Amber is the proud mother to four beautiful children, Damian (27), Rosaleigh (14), Carlyn (11), and Naomi (8). Her family also includes four cats. She loves being a stay-at-home mom and feels blessed to be able to care for her children full-time and provide them with so many opportunities through Metro Detroit Mommy. In addition to Metro Detroit Mommy, Amber has a passion for hosting karaoke with Malibu Entertainment.  She enjoys the metro Detroit nightlife especially, singing, dancing and meeting new people.