Manufactured Home Maintenance Tips
Posted on: September 1, 2015 by Aegis Security Insurance
As manufactured homes are gaining more recognition and consideration, it is important to understand how to properly maintain the home in order to ensure its longevity. In addition, the following tips can help to reduce Manufactured Home Liability.
First and foremost, ensure the home is leveled on the ground. If not, the risk of cracks along the walls and ceilings forming increases over time. What’s more, an uneven foundation can cause squeaky floors throughout the home. Next, the skirting should be checked for proper ventilation and any holes or dents should be repaired as soon as possible.
To promote the aesthetics of the home, regularly wash the exterior with a power washer. Experts recommend attaching a sponge to the end in order to scrub away built-up dirt and grime. While cleaning, examine the home for any wear and tear. Double check the weather and stripping seals to make sure they are in good working condition.
If the manufactured home is equipped with a chimney, the connections and flues should be inspected and cleaned prior to the prime heating season. According to Mobile Home Living, rain gutters should be inspected for leaks and cleaned out periodically to avoid any winter water damage. In addition, all drains should veer excess water away from the home.
Experts remind the homeowner that certain fixtures such as doorknobs and faucets are typically designed specifically for manufactured homes. If these items need to be replaced, consult with a home improvement store specialists prior to purchase.
With the proper care and maintenance, manufactured homes can provide affordable and comfortable living for decades. Aegis Security Insurance Company offers specialty insurance lines to protect against the potential perils manufactured homeowners could face. We provide peace of mind for insureds, their property, and potential liability concerns. For more information about our operations, contact us today at (800) 233-2160.