It’s important to remember to save up a little pot of money for those unexpected things that can go wrong in your home. From little breakdowns to bigger issues, it’s never too late to start saving up your emergency fund in case things can go wrong and what common things are likely to go wrong in your home. The most common things to go wrong are in your kitchen and bathroom, mostly because these are where the majority of your large appliances are held. So let’s take a look in a little more detail at the things that are worth saving up for a rainy day.
- Kitchen appliances -your oven is probably the least likely thing to break down, as they are often relatively durable but it is worth noting that if you don’t already, you must have your gas oven and systems checked regularly which can cost if you’re not covered. For your fridge, sometimes little finicky issues can arise, which may mean you will need to replace certain elements. You should get replacement parts for your Samsung fridge if the case arises and check it regularly to ensure that it is not leaking in any parts which can be damaging to its internal structure.
- Your boiler – your boiler is one of the most important things during the bitter winter months. To ensure that it does not pack in, you can check the pressure levels and also keep an eye on it during very cold days, the cold can cause freezing inside, but also it’s important to have an emergency fund in place in case you need to call a repair company.
- Your shower – your shower is one appliance that you don’t want to breakdown, the valve and coil may be stuffed or clogged or it may have snapped off inside, but it can still cost money to have someone come to fix it. Ensure that you clean the head regularly and don’t overuse or overpower your shower. It’s also better for the environment to limit your showers to two to three minutes.
- Check doors and windows – it may seem a simple menial thing to do but it is undoubtedly a good thing to get into the habit of doing. Any cracks can lead to breaks and further damage which may mean replacing your window or door. Any kind of cracks in wood can also worsen over time and may become worse from poor weather conditions. Snow in particular and rain can be damaging to wood. The same also applies to sliding doors, they can become lodged and broken if you do not keep them very clean. Dirt can get stuck inside the grooves of sliding doors and it may take a carpenter to come fix it.
- Don’t overpower your sockets. This is one problem that is quite common and can trip the system and cause a power outage and it may be costly to have an electrician come out to rescue you. Don’t overpower your sockets and remember that some rooms may all be part of the same electrical circuit so if one trips, they all will, leaving you with multiple rooms without power. Don’t be caught out!