Home Maintenance – Why is it Important?
Home maintenance is a sore spot for many homeowners. The amount of effort and money that goes into keeping a home in good condition can leave many homeowners feeling drained and unmotivated. If this is you, remember that owning a house as an investment. Treating your house well can lead to a higher home value when you are ready to sell, which may result in more money in your pocket to purchase a more expensive home or to use towards renovating a new home. Taking the time to maintain your home now will also help prevent larger and more costly repairs in the future, saving you time, money, and frustration. And of course, if you maintain your home now, you can rest easy at night knowing your family is safe from any potential hazards.
Spring Home Maintenance Checklist
While doing your spring cleaning, consider the following tips to get your home back into shape after the winter season.
Clean windows and door screens
Dust light fixtures
Replace Batteries in smoke and carbon monoxide detectors
Inspect sink, shower, and bath caulking for deterioration
Vacuum lint from dryer vent
Change filter in the air conditioner and dehumidifier
Install screens on windows and doors
Clean kitchen and bathroom cabinets and throw away outdated food, medicine, and cosmetics
Inspect roofing for missing, loose, or damaged shingles and leaks
Polish wood furniture
Power wash windows and siding
Remove leaves and debris from gutters and downspouts
Have a professional inspect and pump the septic tank
Touch up peeling or damaged paint
Clean outdoor furniture and air out cushions
Service your lawn mower
Fertilize your lawn
Want these in a PDF form so you can cross off tasks as you go? Download a printable Indoor & Outdoor Checklist here. If you would rather have a checklist for the full year, you may download a printable Full Maintenance Checklist here.
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