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October 26, 2018

Home Maintenance Checklist

As a homeowner, it is important to complete regular maintenance checks to ensure your home and property remains in top condition. Whether you are preparing for a barbecue or it’s time for some seasonal maintenance, there are several tasks that you will want to complete, such as checking and repairing the roof and gutters. A checklist can be beneficial for reducing your stress levels and helping to make sure your home and property is in its best condition. Here are some maintenance tips every homeowner should stay on top of.

Check the Roof and Gutters

The roof and gutters are the two most important factors of a home, yet they don’t cross the minds of many people until there is a problem. Fall is the ideal time to check the roof for damaged or missing shingles and flashing. While you’re checking the roof, don’t forget to clean and check the gutters. Doing routine maintenance on the gutters and your roof can help to prevent the risk of damages worsening, which may result in a complete replacement.

Clean, Check and Repair Porch

Your home’s porch or deck go through a lot of harsh abuse, but you can bring them back to life with power washing. Make sure to carefully check for crumbling concrete, lose rails or steps and make the necessary repairs. Thoroughly sweep painted porches, then scrub with a heavy duty cleaner. To make sure the deck is ready for your fall parties, inspect it carefully for rotting wood and loose nails, make the necessary repairs then give it a deep cleaning with a deck approved cleaner.

Not only is doing routine maintenance important for keeping your home and property in its best condition, but it may even help to increase the value of your home. Be sure to address any necessary repairs as soon as you become aware of them to prevent the risk of further damages and expenses.

Don’t Forget the Interior

Even if you were diligent in your spring cleaning, there are several cleaning and maintenance tasks that your home may benefit from as well, including:

  • Washing the windows
  • Cleaning out the fridge
  • Deep cleaning the carpets
  • Check all detectors (smoke and carbon monoxide)
  • Deep clean the showerheads

Not only is doing routine maintenance important for keeping your home and property in its best condition, but it may even help to increase the value of your home. Be sure to address any necessary repairs as soon as you become aware of them to prevent the risk of further damages and expenses.

Now that you have gotten your maintenance tasks done, it’s time to treat yourself to a new piece of furniture. Stop by Wickmans Furniture showroom to choose the pieces that you can use for all your entertainment needs.