Not a few people who crave have a big house. Usually, this desire is based on a variety of reasons, such as the number of family members, improvement in the quality of life, and others.
But one thing to note when owning a home is the cost of treatment. Because of the size, the house will be comfortable if it is cared for properly and properly.
It’s true that having a big house is identical to a large maintenance budget. However, the size of the house is not the only factor that causes treatment costs to swell.
Other factors that also influence are the environment and location of the house. Small houses can also make stress if you are in a flood-prone environment, for example.
If you are currently occupying a large house, the cost of treatment can be minimized by doing these 7 things.
1. Make a schedule of cleaning the house regularly
To effectively care for your home, you should have a regular cleaning schedule. Spend one day at least every 6 months to clean the house thoroughly, including the garage and warehouse.
In addition, large houses certainly have more than one toilet, and generally, there are toilets that are rarely used. Turn on the water and flush the toilet which is rarely used at least once a month to prevent bacteria from sticking.
To keep the house neat and clean every day, often cleaning the furniture. Also, make sure to put the item in its original place after using it.
2. Pay attention to air circulation
When building a house, pay attention to the air circulation system, starting from the position of the ceiling, the air space under the roof, to the position of the window. Optimize the use of ventilation so that sunlight can enter the house.
Houses with poor circulation can make the air stuffy and moist, potentially triggering fungal growth. This can also damage the property you have.
Poor air circulation can also increase the temperature of the house, causing building materials and wall paint to become brittle, dull, and even peel.
3. Immediately resolve any minor damage
Never assume trivial damage. If it is not quickly overcome, no matter how small the damage can potentially cause greater damage and even affect other things.
For example, if there is a leak or seepage during rain that is not overcome, it will cause wood or ceilings, walls, and furniture to be exposed to water droplets to continue to be damaged.
4. Avoid dangerous chemicals
Before buying furniture or home material, pay attention to the content of organic compounds in it. One of the organic compounds to watch out for is VOCs (Volatile Organic Compounds). This compound easily evaporates and blends with the air you breathe.
Some products that can contain VOCs are paint, foam, and carpet. Choose a product without VOCs or low levels.
5. Perform periodic repainting
Immediately paint the walls of the house that has been whitewashed. One way to check it is to sweep the palm of the hand on the surface of the wall. If there are white powder marks, that means the walls need to be repainted.
Perform repainting after removing the peeling paint layer or experiencing calcification. The walls need to be cleaned before painting from the beginning.
It is better to do painting on drywall conditions in the morning or evening when the sun has not shone too hot. Painting on hot sun conditions can cause the paint on the surface of the wall (outside) to dry out first rather than inside. This can make the paint easy to crack and peel.
This part is indeed a little inconvenient. For that, you can ask for help from other people who are experts in this field.
6. Prevent door and window frames from termites
Wood is one material that is widely used as home furniture. Behind all the advantages of wood as an interior element of the house, wood-based material such as door frames or windows can be an easy target for termite attacks.
To overcome this in a cheap but effective way, you can spray anti-termite liquid on the surface of the frame or sprinkle lime around the frame.
You can also make your own termite solution by mixing oil and diesel with a ratio of 3 to 1. Then apply this solution evenly to the entire surface of the wood and let it sit until it dries.
7. Get rid of all items that are not needed
Large houses are identical to the contents of many houses. The amount of space available unconsciously makes us feel legitimate ‘fill it’ with various items. Provide special time to get rid of all items that are no longer used.
The more items or furniture at home, the longer and harder to clean. So, immediately dispose of items that are not needed or give to other people who need it.
House maintenance is carried out consistently even though it is step by step better than overall but only every few years. The more rarely cleaning and caring for a house, the more likely it is to damage furniture or parts of the house that the owner is not aware of.
Both large and small homes, take care of the house well so that it is comfortably occupied and lasts up to the next generation.