Your home is your biggest investment and like regular health checkups, your home needs to be kept up to date with its monthly or yearly maintenance. Our houses experience different weather conditions every season, hence the importance of home maintenance to keep your house in its tip-top shape.
There are several consequences of not maintaining your home and one of them is costly repairs that can be avoided by going through your home maintenance checklist. Maintaining your home in its best shape can help increase its value of it in the market if you are thinking of selling it in the future.
Whether it’s cleaning the windows, checking the gutters, inspecting your leaks, or winterizing your homes, this seasonal home maintenance checklist has you covered. Some are easy to DIY while another to-do’s in this checklist may require a professional.
With cold conditions and being unpredictable to work on home improvements. Here are things you can consider to ensure that your home is prepared for the coldest season and harsh weather. Preparing your house for winter will also improve your home’s efficiency and can save you money in the long run while keeping your house
- Check Gutters and Drainage
- Clean Your Dryer Vents
- Seal Doors and Windows
- Check Your Heating System
- Check Your Smoke and Carbon Monoxide Detectors
- Stock Up On Emergency Supplies
- Prevent Pipes from Freezing
- Identify and Remove Ice Dams
As you spend more time indoors as days during winter get shorter, it’s important to keep your home warm and cozy. Prevent damage to your home and increase the safety it can give you and your family by following a winter maintenance checklist.
After a long, cool winter, it’s springtime! Set aside time to clean your house for spring. It’s the best time to check for damage and begin to prepare for the hot weather. Spring is a great time to tackle home improvement projects and landscaping for summer.
- Check for Signs of Termites
- Inspect Paths and Driveways
- Check Sprinkler and Irrigation Systems
- Check Screen Doors and Windows for Holes and Tears
- Inspect Air Ducts for Buildup of Mold or Allergens
- Change HVAC Air Filters
- Check Wooden Decks, Steps, or Railing for Damaged Wood
- Inspect Roof for Any Damages
Besides your house, don’t forget about spring cleaning. Dust all fans, lights, windows, curtains, and blinds. Even your fridge, cabinets, and closet will be needing some organization and cleaning.
As the temperature starts to get warmer and people are enjoying their summer getaways, don’t forget about ensuring your home’s condition during the summertime. Here are some tasks to add to your summer home maintenance checklist.
- Wash and Clean Exterior Windows
- Clean and Inspect Your Ceiling Fans for Dust and Faulty Wires
- Mulch Your Garden
- Trim Bushes, Shrubs, and Trees
- Clean Out Gutters and Downspouts
- Test Smoke and Carbon Monoxide Detectors
- Inspect Your Air Conditioning System
- Check Your Fences for Spots
Summertime is the best time to fire up the grill, swim at the beach, and enjoy the outdoors alone or with your friends and family. Allot some time for some home maintenance to save you from future headaches and unnecessary repairs in the upcoming seasons.
Leaves are changing and the weather begins to cool down. It’s time to tackle some chores that will prepare you for winter’s upcoming cold temperatures and drifts of snow. This fall home maintenance checklist will consist of some repairs and inspections you should do.
- Get Your Furnace Serviced
- Prune Your Plants
- Drain Your Sprinkler System to Avoid Busted Pipes
- Remove Garden Hoses From Faucets to Avoid Cracked Pipes and Faucets
- Inspect and Seal Your Deck
- Test Your HVAC Systems
- Mow and Aerate Your Lawn
- Clean Your Space Heaters
After you finish tackling your fall home maintenance checklist, sit back and sip some good apple cider knowing that you’ve fully completed your fall checklist.
Owning a home is one of the biggest responsibilities you’ll ever have. Maintaining your home will also benefit you in the long run. It will save you money and headaches from repairs, improve the livability in your home, and increase your home’s value if you are thinking of selling in the future.
Thinking of selling your home in Middle Tennessee? Let’s talk! If you are thinking of selling your Nashville – Middle Tennessee home, call me at (615) 930-0313, schedule a call with me, or send me a message!
I will be glad to guide you throughout the buying and selling process. I love helping people and being able to use my financial and legal background throughout each real estate transaction!