What to Replace in Your Home Every Ten Years
Every home needs improvements during its lifetime. However, some home updates don’t need to be done every year, or even every couple of years. These are a few of the things that should be updated in your home every ten years.
Your hot water heater
A hot water heater needs to be replaced every ten years. However, it may not show symptoms of its old age or of it needing to be replaced until it’s too late and it leaks or fails. Because of this, it is important to know the age of your water heater. If you don’t know the date and can’t find it, it may be placed into the serial number on the tank.
An old dishwasher won’t run as well as it previously has. An unresponsive control board, poorly cleaned dishes, and cracks in the dishwasher are signs that it’s time to replace it.
Your garbage disposal
The average garbage disposal will last about ten to twelve years. As time goes on, the blades will dull, diminishing the effectiveness of the garbage disposal.
Your washer and dryer
The average lifespan for a washer and dryer is about eight years. If yours are still running past that, then you should consider replacing them before they cause any problems, such as leaks or dryer fires.
There are several factors that affect the lifetime of your carpet, including the number of people in the home and whether the home has pets. When deciding whether it’s time to replace your carpet, looking to see if there are any rips, stains, or odors. These are signs that it is time to replace your carpet.
Your ceiling fan
As well as being functional, a ceiling fan can add to the style of your room. A sign that it may be time to replace your fan is if the lightbulbs are burning out faster than usual. Additionally, it may just be time to get a new fan if you want to redesign your room!