Your home is an investment. As such, that investment needs to be looked after and maintained. The last thing anyone wants is for their investment to decrease in value and have to make a costly home owners insurance claim. How often do you inspect your house for leaks or cracks? Odds are probably not as much as you should. We often are swept up in tasks we deem more important and forget about the simple upkeep of our homes. Eventually, simple repairs will turn into costly expenses if not handled promptly. Avoid those extra expenses by checking your home regularly with the start of a new season. We are often asked, “How can I maintain maintenance on my house?” Here is a quick checklist of tasks we put together to help make sure your home is in tip-top shape.
Inspect roof and roofing materials, looking for any defects that may have occurred during winter.
Do some spring cleaning by cleaning the inside of kitchen appliances
Clean window AC units
Have air conditioning system checked by a professional
Change AC filter
Repair driveway and walkways from cracks and uneven surfaces
Clean & refinish the deck
Check window caulking and repair, if needed
Clean lint buildup (dryer exhaust duct, damper, and underneath dryer)
Jump on weeds in flowerbeds before they get carried away with the warmer weather
Inspect hoses on appliances (dishwasher, washing machine, etc.)
Test GFCI outlets
Change AC filter
Inspect roof & gutters for damage after storms
Inspect water heater to detect leaks
Don’t let a simple fix cost you thousands. Be sure to take care of your house, after all, it is one of your largest investments to date. If you found this post helpful, follow our blog to learn more useful tips!