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Home Maintenance Checklist

Home Maintenance Checklist

Nicole Nichols-WestPublished on Jan 1, 2012


Most homeowners recognize that regular maintenance is priority to keep their home in tip top condition. Just a little attention at key times of year can stave off costly renovations and prevent potentially dangerous conditions from developing. You should keep a constant eye on the condition of your home throughout the year, but in the spring and fall there are regular maintenance routines you should follow to ensure your home can stand up to the passing of time and the vagaries of the weather. This is particularly true in locations where severe weather can be expected. If you receive large amounts of snowfall in the winter or rain in the spring if you can expect temperatures to swing wildly between seasons. This checklist can help you get started and keep you on the right track; not every item on it will apply to your specific situation, but most of these tasks should be carried out on a regular basis.

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If you live in a region where hurricanes or tornadoes are frequent, you will want to safeguard your home against such events. Even if you simply have extremely high humidity, or live close to the water where salt spray is an issue, you will find there is need to do more rigorous home maintenance on a more frequent basis.  On the other hand, if you reside in a more moderate climate, your home maintenance regime may be limited to a touch up once in a while and a quick overview of the basics in the spring and fall. Still, there are always items that should be checked on a regular basis, inside and outside your home, to ensure your family's safety, the integrity of your home, and energy efficiency.  Doing home maintenance regularly can save you lots of time and money over the years, as you take care of small issues before they turn into large, expensive ones.


Nicole Nichols-WestPublished on Jan 1, 2012

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