Taking care of any home can be very difficult. Mobile homes are no exception. But once you get a feel for what you need to maintain, it’s not as hard as you’d imagine keeping your home in good shape. Here are some pointers on mobile home maintenance for your manufactured home.
Make Sure Your Manufactured Home is Level
When it comes to manufactured homes, over time they settle since most are either resting on their axles or are propped up. Over time, a mobile home will naturally settle. Ensuring every so often to make sure that your mobile home is level is a must.
If your Manufactured home is not settled evenly, this can cause issues, such a crack in the walls and ceiling. An unsettled house settling unevenly can really harm your home. If you are concerned there is an issue, call a professional.
Check Windows and Doors
Be sure to check to make sure that your windows and doors are all sealed. Windows and doors that are not sealed can lead to loss of heat in the winter and loss of cool air in the summer. You don’t want that, now do you? If there’s an issue, you can always caulk the windows and door frame.
Always Change Your AC Filter
Always make sure you are changing your AC units filter. You want to make sure your home’s indoor air quality is up to par, not to mention you don’t want to turn your AC vents into a sanctum of dust and debris.
Check The Flooring Around the Toilet
Because manufactured homes are propped up, the floors can become weak over time, especially if they interact at all with water. You want to make sure that your mobile home’s floor is in good shape and the best way to do that is to put pressure with your foot around the toilet, sink and bath/shower to make sure the floor is in good shape.
If it feels weak, you will need to get that section replaced for safety.
So when it comes to mobile home maintenance, it’s best to make sure your home is in tip-top shape, whether it’s making sure your house settled properly, your windows and doors are sealed properly, your floors are in good standing, and your AC filter is always changed, these simple steps will help keep your home in good shape, cool in the summer and warm in the winter.