Home maintenance is something that most people avoid, but it doesn’t have to be such an overwhelming task. By taking the time to inspect your home each season and making repairs as needed, you won’t get as stressed.
The first step is knowing which areas of your home need attention first. In this blog post, we will discuss five common maintenance projects that should be done regularly.
Want to learn more? Then let’s get started!
Inspect Windows, Doors, and Furniture
Windows and doors are an integral part of keeping your house insulated while also protecting your home from intruders and pests. Check for cracks that could allow air leakage or insects/rodents into your house.
If needed fill these cracks with caulk or replace frames entirely for added protection. Additionally, look at the weatherstripping seals around your doors every three months.
You also want to make any repairs to your furniture to save extra cash on new pieces. New custom couch cushions can work wonders, and an extra coat of paint can make an old coffee table look good as new.
Check Your Roof
Your roof protects you from the elements and provides insulation for your home, so it’s important to inspect it regularly for signs of damage or wear and tear. Look for missing or cracked shingles as well as things such as leaking or pooling water.
If you notice any issues with your roof, contact a professional roofer immediately to repair any damage before it becomes a bigger problem. This is one project you shouldn’t take on yourself.
Gutters are designed to redirect rainwater away from your home while preventing flooding and water damage. If they become clogged with debris like leaves or dirt, they won’t be able to do their job properly.
To avoid this issue, clean out your gutters at least twice a year—once in the fall after leaves have fallen off trees and again in the spring before storms start rolling in.
Test Fire Alarms & Smoke Detectors
Regularly checking fire alarms and smoke detectors is one of the easiest ways to ensure that you’re safe in case of an emergency. Test each fire alarm once a month by pushing its test button. If it doesn’t make a sound replace it immediately with a new one.
If you don’t feel comfortable doing this yourself, hire an electrician who can professionally install new fire alarms/smoke detectors throughout your house.
Clean Air Filters
Clean air filters improve air quality inside homes by trapping dust particles and other allergens. However, if they are not changed regularly they can quickly become clogged & less effective.
It is recommended that they are changed every 3 months. This ensures that any particles aren’t being recirculated back into rooms where family members may inhale them. A good clean will also help them last longer.
And that’s it! Regularly inspecting and maintaining different areas of your doesn’t have to be so daunting. Although some tasks may seem difficult at first glance–proper planning & research will help you get started.
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