If you are new to home ownership, there is much to learn about the upkeep and maintenance of a building and seeing as the real estate is the biggest single investment you have made to date, it makes perfect sense to maintain it. There are quite a few domestic services that you may need to call on over the years and here are just a few examples.
- Emergency Plumber – You really never know when a burst water pipe might come calling and anything related to water needs to be fixed asap. Source a local emergency plumber (one with no call-out charge) and store their number in your smartphone.
- Roofing Contractor – Let’s hope you never experienced a leaking roof, or worse still, a tree falling onto the roof, which can cause serious damage. Keep this number somewhere safe and call every year to arrange for a roof inspection, which is the only way to know the status of the roof.
- Locksmith – Whether you need a car locksmith in Rockingham or you are locked out of your home, the locksmith can gain access without causing any damage. If a lock malfunctions, the locksmith can either repair or replace the unit and if you would like to switch to keypad access, your local locksmith is the person to call.
- Drain Specialist – A blocked drain is certainly no joke and if you are unlucky enough to experience a blocked drain, this specialist has the know-how and resources to identify the blockage and clear it. They also flush the system, which ensures a good flow and make sure to note their emergency callout number, should you ever need to use their services at an unsocial hour.
- Electrician – Aside from changing a plug, you should always leave electrical work to the tradesman and calling him in once a year to inspect the system is a good idea. It is not uncommon for rodents to chew through electric wiring, which would likely cause a short circuit and that wouldn’t be much good for the rodent either.
- Tree Surgeon – Large trees can present a danger, especially if left uncared for a few years. Trees that overhang the roof need to be trimmed on a regular basis, while you should also check that the trees do not impede power lines and telecommunication cables. If you have a few tree stumps and you would like to reclaim the land, the tree surgeon uses a stump-grinder that makes short work of any stump.
Once you have spent an hour Googling, you should have all the contact numbers you need and storing them in your mobile device ensures that you are ready for any emergency.