Keep The Roof Clean
Keeping the roof clean is something that may seem obvious but if ignored it can lead to bigger problems down the road. Being mindful of the elements and cleaning your roof of debris or built-up ice and snow is a great way to keep your roof and shingles from being damaged. If the shingles do end up broken then replace them as soon as possible.
Keep The Vents Clean
When maintaining your modular home something that can get overlooked is cleaning your vents. With it being such a big part of your day-to-day you must clean out the air filter and make sure it’s flowing properly so you can avoid mold.
Take Care of the Skirting Around Your Home
One of the ways that module homes differ from traditional on-site homes is that they are open underneath. Because of this feature, skirting has to be installed around the module home to protect the plumbing, heating, and electrical systems that have been installed under the house. Maintaining the skirting around your module home can also help discourage small animals from making their home under yours. Keeping pests out from underneath your module home is important as they are known for damaging electrical and plumbing lines.
Clean Out The Crawlspace
If you have an unfinished basement or crawl space underneath your home animals can nest there whenever it gets colder. Unless you want another roommate you should take care of this problem sooner rather than later. Determine whether or not you feel confident taking care of the critter yourself. If you don’t then call a professional to help you maintain your modular home.
Check Your Utility Bills
If you find the amount of money that you’re paying every month for your module home has increased, that might be a sign that something is wrong with the heating or cooling system. It is a good idea to perform regular maintenance on the heating and cooling systems in your home to ensure that they are working in their top condition and to reduce the amount of money you are spending on your utility bill.
Make Sure Your Module Home is Level
One of the most important steps in caring for your module home is to make sure that you check your home every year to keep track that it is on level ground. Module homes can settle over time, and if a module home is not level that can bring about several issues including doors and windows that won’t shut correctly, cracks appearing in walls, and possible water leaks.
While there are many ways you can take care of your modular home, preventive maintenance is always the best way to treat your home with respect and attention. It’s always better (and easier) to take care of your home before something goes wrong. For example, replace your gutters before developing leaks in your home.
Consider reaching out to a modular home contractor for advice on how you can better take care of your home before something falls apart, costing you much more money and time.
In the Market for a New Home?
At Rocky Mountain Base Camp, we know that choosing a home is likely one of the most important financial decisions you will make. As an experienced modular home builder, we are committed to being your guiding light throughout this process. If you need a modular home built near Colorado Springs or if you have any further questions regarding resale value, call us today.