Properly maintaining your home is important, not only to make sure everything is working efficiently, but also to avoid costly repairs later.
This helpful seasonal checklist can help you keep your home well-maintained throughout the year. Additionally, here are some tips for a quick home inspection.
Maintain Gutters and Downspouts — Make sure they are clear and working properly so water can move away from your home and not end up causing problems.
Inspect Basement Walls, Windows and Doors — Check for cracks in basement walls and confirm that caulking around windows and doors is in good shape to avoid damage from seepage.
Protect Against Sewer Backup — Consider installing a sump pump and backflow preventer to help protect your home when a storm overwhelms municipal infrastructure.
Maintain and Inspect Roof — Regularly inspect your roof, resealing any holes and looking for signs of water damage on ceilings or walls.
Trim or Remove Dead Trees or Branches — Have your trees inspected by a professional arborist and have dead branches trimmed back and unhealthy trees removed to avoid damage.