Staying on top of home maintenance can seem daunting, but if you plan to tackle goals throughout the year, you can easily stay on track. Here are five ways you can resolve to protect your home’s well-being in the coming year.
Don’t wait until fall to clean out your gutters. Visually inspect them every one or two months, or you could end up with serious damage to your roof. Look for bird nests, leaves, beehives and anything else that could cause water to back up.
When noticed too late, foundation issues can cause tens of thousands of dollars of damage to your home. What’s worse, unless you have a structural warranty, you could get stuck with the bill. Try to catch problems when they are still in their infancy by learning the most common signs of foundation stress.
As the summer approaches, you should have your HVAC system serviced to keep your energy bills under control. You should also review our summer home cooling tips to learn how to keep your home’s internal temperature under control.
You may be surprised to learn that your lawn’s appearance in the spring can be greatly influenced by steps you take during the fall. Learn how to over seed your grass, so you won’t have a patchy or thin lawn when the weather begins to warm.
Plumbing issues can lead to catastrophic problems that can cost thousands of dollars to repair. Unfortunately, it can take some time before homeowners notice they have an issue. This year, commit to inspecting and maintaining your plumbing. Our informative DIY plumbing tips can show you where to start.