How to Keep a Home in Tip-Top Shape All Year Long
You know there is always something that needs to be done to keep your place in tip-top condition. From big projects like repainting the exterior or fixing the roof, to smaller tasks like changing air filters or cleaning out gutters, home maintenance is a never-ending job.
But did you know that there are certain things you should be doing every month to keep your home in tip-top shape? By following a regular home maintenance schedule, you can prevent big problems from happening down the road, and save yourself time and money in the long run.
We’ve put together some information to help you get started.
The Importance of Regular Home Maintenance
Home maintenance is important for several reasons. First, it helps to protect the home and the investment. Regularly inspecting and repairing a home can help to prevent small problems from becoming big (and expensive) ones. Second, home maintenance can improve a home’s comfort and energy efficiency. For example, regularly cleaning a home’s gutters can help to prevent water damage, and sealing cracks and gaps can help keep heat from escaping in the winter. Finally, home maintenance can improve a home’s curb appeal. Even small projects like power washing siding or trimming bushes can make a big difference in how a home looks—and how someone feels about it. So don’t neglect your home maintenance responsibilities! A little time and effort now can save you a lot of money (and headaches) down the road.
A Monthly Guide to Keeping a Home in Top Conditions
Homes come with a lot of responsibility, whether you own or rent. To keep your home in top condition, it is important to perform regular maintenance. Here is a monthly breakdown of important tasks to help you keep your home in tip-top shape:
Take stock of your home’s systems and make sure everything is in working order. This is a good time to change the furnace filter and schedule any necessary repairs.
Focus on the home’s exterior. Check for cracks or damage to the foundation, siding, or roof. Trim any branches that are hanging over the home.
Spring is a good time to deep clean a home from top to bottom. Wash windows, clean carpets, and dust all surfaces.
Inspect the home’s gutters and downspouts to make sure they are clear of debris. This will help to prevent water damage during heavy rains.
Check for any leaks or damage inside the home, and repair as needed. This is also a good time to give your kitchen and bathroom a deep cleaning.
Inspect the home’s exterior for any damage or wear. This is a good time to repaint or restain the outside of the home.
Check all of the appliances to make sure they are in working order. This is also a good time to clean out your dryer vent to prevent fires.
Inspect the home’s windows and doors to make sure they are properly sealed. This will help to keep cool air inside during the hot summer months.
Focus on the home’s landscaping. Make sure trees and shrubs are trimmed away from your home’s exterior. This will help to prevent damage during storms.
Prepare the home for winter by checking for any cracks or gaps in the exterior. Seal these with caulk or weatherstripping to keep heat from escaping.
Inspect the home’s heating system and make sure it is working properly. This is also a good time to change the furnace filter.
Give your home a good deep cleaning. This will help to remove any dirt and dust that has accumulated over the year. December is also a good time to clean the oven/stove and other appliances.
Regular home maintenance is important for several reasons. It helps to protect the home, improve comfort and energy efficiency, and increase curb appeal. Of course we suggest adding these in conjunction with your regular cleaning duties (washing dishes, vacuuming, mopping, etc.) By following a monthly maintenance guide, you can keep your home in top condition all year long!