Owning a mobile home has many advantages in that they are 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 these tasks will ensure you keep your home in top shape:
Firstly, make sure that your home is leveled as you will experience a variety of problems if it’s not set right. If you have cracks in your ceiling or walls or you can hear the floor creak if you walks then you’re lily to should tackle an unleveled home.
The skirting on your mobile home will need to be checked to make sure that there is adequate ventilation so you need to check on it regularly. If you find any dents, cracks or holes you want to fix straight away and if it appears severely damaged you’ll need to invest in new mobile home skirting. Poor skirting can also result in vermin which can really do plenty of damage to your home.
Routine cleaning of the interior and the exterior of your mobile home will keep it in overall great condition. You should ensure that all seals and weather stripping is intact and if damaged, you will have to replace. It is worth investing in a jet washer to give the exterior a deep clean every few months.
If you have a chimney connections or a flue on a wood stove you will need to get this inspected each year at the beginning of the cold weather period. You must always follow guidelines from your cooker 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 house becomes 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 bit more cash, but if your home looks good it will feel good. Fixing up damaged areas of the roof will cost a lot less than having to replace a damaged roof. Having a well insulated roof can be very cost effective because it will save energy by keeping the cold out and retract sunlight during warm weather.
Performing routine maintenance inspections can save you a lot of money and hassle 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 house for the sake of a couple of basic trailer maintenance parts.