Wednesday, November 16, 2022

Those Crucial Maintenance Tasks You Always Forget


Life can get pretty hectic, in fact, these days, it seems that life is nothing but hectic! With commitments with work, family, and trying to find time for your own wellbeing and passions, it can be easy to let things slip. This is especially true for those tasks that aren’t in your immediate eyesight, and so can be easily forgotten; out of sight, out of mind. 

Here is your reminder of crucial maintenance tasks that you shouldn’t let slip, as not keeping on top of these can cause you much more stress and cost in the long run. It's better to take the time to stay on top of something than let it fail and have to deal with the fallout. 

To help you manage these consider setting regular reminders with in-built recurring reminders - future you will thank you for saving them the stress and headspace. 

Here our some crucial maintenance tasks that may have slipped your mind;

  • Car Maintenance - I can promise that a car breakdown or a costly repair bill is much more inconvenient than regular services and maintenance. There are companies, such as Hunter Engineering, that can offer a variety of maintenance services so you can check them all off at once rather than scheduling multiple appointments. 
  • Boiler Maintenance - With a boiler tucked away out of sight it can be easy to forget how important a function it serves. As we are now in the colder winter months it is important that we keep our home safe and warm. A properly functioning boiler ensures that we won’t be left out in the cold, and that our home and loved ones are safe from a boiler malfunction. 
  • Smoke Detectors - Similarly to the above, having working smoke detectors is crucial to the safety of your home and family. Checking them is a quick and easy job, as is replacing any batteries. You can easily do this yourself and this should be done regularly. 
  • Insurance Policies - Unfortunately life can throw a variety of obstacles our way, sometimes all at once. It is important that you have protected the important things to you, and that you do not let the annual policies lapse without renewing them (either with the same provider or with a new one after a competitive price comparison). As well as vehicle insurance, also think about whether you need building and contents insurance for your home, health and life insurance, specific insurance for high value items or travel insurance. 
  • Self Maintenance - The most important thing you have to take care of is yourself! Ensure that in the fast paced world you have not neglected your health. Doctors can offer a variety of “health check MOTs” and depending on your age and gender you may be offered additional screenings for common health conditions. Plus, the older you get, the more you should look after other aspects of your health, like your hearing. Having a regular hearing test can help you get assistive listening devices that stop your hearing from getting much worse, letting you live a better life. We can also throw dental checkups in here too! Basically, you need to always stay on top of all areas of your health. This can easily fall to the bottom of your priority pile, however arguably nothing is more important than your continued health and wellbeing, to both you and your loved ones. 

The above list is not exhaustive, it is a helpful start to ensure that you are looking after yourself and your family; the most important job you have. 


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