Trailers, which are sometimes referred to as mobile homes, are a less-expensive version of a pre-fabricated home. These mobile abodes are popular because they are inexpensive and ready-made for buyers to simply set them up on a piece of land and move inside. However, trailers do require a certain level of upkeep to retain their structural soundness. Take a look at three of the most important maintenance tasks that you should never ignore if you own and live in a trailer.
1. Have your mobile home checked to ensure it is level.
When a trailer is initially installed on a land site, the contractor coordinating the install will have workers ensure the trailer is level and straight in its position. They will use different types of levels and sections of concrete block to secure the home in a position that is perfectly level. However, with time, much like a real home, the ground can settle and change, which will cause the trailer to fall out of its previous level state.
When a mobile home is no longer level, it can cause stress on certain areas of the floor and even cause problems with windows and doors not opening and closing as they should. It is best to have your home checked occasionally to ensure it is still level. When you choose to do this is up to you, but some mobile home owners do decide to have their home checked annually just to be safe.
2. Have your under pendant vents checked and cleaned.
The skirting that goes around the bottom of a trailer after setup is often referred to as under pendant. This finishing feature should be properly sealed off to enclose the base of the trailer where wires and pipes are located. However, just like any other crawlspace, this space between a trailer should have vents installed during setup. make sure that these vents are cleaned regularly and checked for signs of damage.
3. Have the trailer roof resealed or checked for damage.
The trailer's roof is perhaps the most susceptible to damage with time. These roofs tend to be lower pitched than the roof of a regular house, so the roofing is not always exactly the same and may require a little upkeep. For example, if you have a rubber membrane roof on your trailer, it is necessary to have this resealed occasionally to keep it water-resilient. Contact a trailer service for more help.