Maintaining your home is an important way to protect your investment. Whether you want to sell your home in the near future or simply keep your home in top condition, home maintenance is vital to maintaining your home's value. Even if you purchase a brand new home, every home will need some type of maintenance at some point. There are both interior and exterior aspects to maintaining your home.
There are certain small maintenance projects you can perform seasonally to help keep your home in top condition. Some spring maintenance projects include vacuuming lint from your dryer vent, interior deep-cleaning, refinishing the deck, power-washing windows and siding, removing leaves and debris from gutters, replacing batteries in smoke and carbon monoxide detectors and changing the air-condition filter.
While these projects may seem small, they are important! Skipping several small maintenance projects can add up and cost you a lot of money later on. You can create your own custom checklist for each season to make sure the maintenance activities match your home and your unique needs. When you are making your maintenance list, don't forget your foundation, roof, air ducts and wiring. Not only will routine maintenance help you save money on major repairs down the road, it will keep your home in top condition and help it maintain value for years to come.