How much do you really know about your home? When you first move in, you might explore to find out where some important things are, like the fuse box and gas meter. But perhaps you’ve recently realised that you don’t actually know a lot about your property. Maybe you’re planning some renovations or thinking about how to save money, and you’ve noticed you know less than you should. Here are some essential things you should know about your home.
Where Are the Utility Fixtures?
Your home needs water and energy. Many homes in the UK have both electricity and gas, although some might only have electricity or have other methods of heating. It’s important to know where to find things like your fuse box, stopcock, and meters for water, gas, and electricity. It’s likely you know where at least some of these are, but it could be time to find the others.
The Makeup of Your Walls
You might not think it’s important to know about your walls. However, there are a few helpful things to learn. If ever you want to remodel, knowing which walls are load-bearing is essential. If you want to hang something heavy, locating a stud in the wall is useful. And you might also want to know how well-insulated your walls are.
How to Care for Your Appliances
Your home probably has a number of appliances in it that you rely on every day. From the vacuum cleaner to the washing machine, it’s important to keep them in good condition. If you’ve lost the manuals, you can usually find a copy online. However, some general tips for maintenance are always useful too.
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