Using Digital Cameras For Home Maintenance

It doesn't matter, whether you did or didn't take any pictures of your house in the past, but you're going to need to start taking them in the future. Every once in a while someone asks me for some home maintenance tip's and the best advice I can give anyone, is to make sure that you purchase and use a digital camera for all of your home maintenance and repairs.

It doesn't matter what you're doing to your home, grab your digital camera and start taking pictures. If you dig up a sprinkler line, take a picture of it. Get a measuring tape out and measure the distance that the sprinkler pipe is from your house, just in case you need to locate it in the future.

Let's look at home repairs for a moment. You're repairing a damage section of the exterior of your home. Get the digital camera out and start taking pictures. Let's fast forward ahead 10 years and you can't remember which part of the house you actually repaired, because another section is starting to suffer from the same type of damage. Your digital camera will provide you with instant memory, as long as you saved the pictures.

One of the most important uses for a digital camera and home maintenance is the fact that you can take as many pictures as you want of the outside and inside of your home and it's not going to cost you very much money. If someone else notices spots, cracks or other types of damage and you don't remember seeing them before, find the old pictures and your problem solved.

I use a digital camera to take pictures of almost everything that I do, to my home in other homes. It's a great source and could save you a lot of frustration in the future. Don't forget, that a picture is worth a thousand words and if you don't have them, you're going to have to do a lot of thinking and remembering.