A house is one of the most important purchases anyone will make. Your house is more than a solitary shelter from the elements. It’s a home. Keeping up with maintenance is essential to keep it looking its best.
Helpful in maintaining the beauty of your home and your peace of mind. Here are 5 necessary home maintenance tips to consider when making your project list.
The home’s HVAC system is in place to provide comfort. A neglected heating/cooling system increases the risk of carbon monoxide within the home. By replacing your filter once a month and having a professional come out annually to check the HVAC system, you can prevent this silent health hazard from creeping into your home.
Leaky faucets are easy to overlook. What seems like a tiny inconvenience can turn out to be a monstrous problem if ignored. Not only does one leaky drop per second waste over 6,000 gallons of water a year, leaks can also cause damage you can’t see until its too late. Rotting wood seriously compromises the structure of your home, causing wood deterioration. Unchecked water leaks can also breed something you do not want to take residence – dreaded mold.
We all know not to leave a candle unattended, but did you know that your dryer can put your home at risk as well if it’s not properly maintained? A clogged dryer duct can catch on fire if it’s not cleaned out on a regular basis. Take the time yearly to clean out the lint trap and nip this problem before it escalates.
Another way to prevent mold and save on home maintenance is by cleaning the gutters. Rainwater with nowhere to travel causes moisture issues to threaten the foundation of the home’s structure. It also becomes the perfect condition for mold to form. Following a schedule of home maintenance is a good idea.
Keeping Out The Cold
Being prepared for winter is crucial. Prepping for that chilly bite in the air can help cut the cost of your heating bills. Placing an additional layer of insulation in the attic can save a decent amount of money annually. Also, don’t forget to air seal the floor of the attic.
Obviously, these are just a few of long list of things on your property that need to be properly maintained to not only to preserve the look of your home and quality of life while in it but also save you future financial stress by preventing damage and saving money on bills.
I know these tips barely scratch the surface of a proper maintenance schedule fundamental for keeping everything in tiptop shape.
So, have you got some tips can you share for DIY home maintenance?