Maintaining a home can be difficult. It takes so much effort, time, money, and dedication in order to ensure that everything is clean, fixed, and up to date. A poorly-maintained home becomes even more evident when the time comes for it to be inspected for a possible home sale. Even if selling your home is far from your mind right now, looking after your home is necessary to keep everyone inside it safe and comfortable and avoid costly repairs piling up.
In this article, we have listed a few of the most essential but often overlooked home maintenance aspects. Continue reading below to know more about the different tips we have gathered for you. Sit back, relax, and don’t forget to take down notes!
1) Check The Roof
Even if you don’t think something is wrong with your roof, regular check up and repair is needed for proper maintenance. The roof is a very essential component of the house and its condition must always be excellent. A neglected roof can cause an array of problems like permanent ceiling stainings, unwanted water leaks during the rainy season, and so much more.
Check your rain gutters if they are still in tiptop condition. Rain gutters are important because they function as your roof’s drainage system. Call your local gutter services company and ask for gutter maintenance tips. Have your roof professionally checked by them in order to determine whether an immediate repair or thorough cleaning is imperative.
You should also watch out for damaged or missing roof shingles. The greater the number of damaged or missing shingles, the greater the need for repair (or replacement) will be. Also consider the age of your roof. The average lifespan of a roof ranges from 20-25 years. After such time, a major roof repair or replacement is indeed imperative to keep the house in good condition.
2) Examine Your House For Pests
A 2012 national survey by the HomeTeam Pest Defense in the U.S. revealed that 84 percent of America’s homeowners experienced a pest problem in the past 12 months from April 2012. This means that essentially no one is exempted from pest intrusion in their own homes.
Before the rainy season officially begins, address any pest problem you may currently have in your house either by having your trusted local pest exterminator rid your home of these pests or by making your home pest-proof. Most pests thrive in humid and wet environments so it is best to have the necessary repairs and exterminations done before they find shelter in your home or before the pest infestation worsens.
3) Keep A Well Manicured Lawn
Lawns are one of the very first things a guest or a possible home-buyer sees when they arrive in your home. By keeping your lawn well-maintained, you will create a good first impression to anyone visiting your home. Well-kept lawns boosts the notion that the homeowner values and respects his or her home.
There are many lawn service providers who can help you keep your lawn looking fresh and neat. Find a reliable one by asking your friends or relatives for good recommendations. If you are quite low on the budget, consider studying and reading about lawn care tips and DIY your way to a glistening lawn.