If your washing machine, or patio table rocks back and forth and is getting on your nerves. A solution to your problem is matchbook-size vinyl wedges used by plumbers to stabilize toilets. They are flexible shims that won’t deteriorate in damp areas like wood and it can support up to 500 pounds. You can get them atcontainerstore.com a 6 pack for $2.99
Have the furnace inspected to ensure it’s safe and in good working order. Most utility companies will provide no-cost inspections. check your furnace filter every couple of months to ensure its not getting clogged. You can purchase a higher priced filter that you can wash off, let dry, and reinstall.
Look up: Check the roof for missing or damaged shingles. Upcoming winter weather can cause serious damage to a vulnerable roof, leading to a greater chance of further damage inside the home. It’s best to have a qualified professional inspect and repair the roof, but you can do a preliminary survey from the ground using binoculars.
A DIY tip for the new year: make sure a water problem can be stopped quickly simply by showing the family members where all the water shutoffs are located, and how to turn them off in case of a minor or major leak. If needed make a simple diagram of where they are and what they shut off. Remember a little leak could cause a lot of damage by the time someone gets there to fix it!