Without the proper regular home maintenance, smaller problems can go from being cheap and inexpensive bigger more expensive repairs and leave a home looking prematurely worn. Routine care will help to ensure the beauty and durability of your home and protect your investment for years after the home is built.
The maintenance checklist outlines both the systems and components of your home that should be checked.
Routine care will ensure not just the beauty and durability of your home but will also protect your investment for years after the home is built.
Replace or clean the air conditioner filter monthly for optimum working efficiency. Clogged filters can cause the heating and cooling unit to malfunction leading to costly repairs or replacements.
Clean the blades and exit areas of the garbage disposal by depositing several ice cubes into the disposal and running the unit to chop them up.
Inspect gutters on your home for clogs begging at the start of spring and during the fall when the leaves begin to fall. Make sure the downspouts are directing the water away from a home’s walls and foundation. If pointed towards the home, they can cause severe water damage to the siding, as well as the foundation and the basement.
Flush air conditioning units. When debris blocks this line, water can back up into the drain pan. This pan is very shallow and if and when it does overflow, could potentially cause water damage to your home.
Check for deteriorated caulk around the exterior of your home, such as between the siding and foundation, around vents, outlets, pipes, triming and faucets. If you don’t check the caulking and reapply it consistently, the moisture can work its way behind wood trim or siding and cause mildew and or rotting.
Have your carpeting cleaned professionally.