There are certain tasks you have to do a few times a year to ensure you’re in good health, such as yearly visits to the doctor and seeing your dentist every six months. Neglecting these regular visits can mean serious health issues might go unaddressed, and the same principle applies to your home. Regular inspections around your home for early warning signs of problems can help you identify major issues before they have an opportunity to get worse. Even relatively routine repairs around your home can cost thousands of dollars, so it’s crucial to look for and patch up any minor issues whenever you can. Just like your annual checkup at the doctor’s office, a regular seasonal schedule of DIY home inspections can ensure that your home is kept healthy for as long as possible.
For example, your home’s driveway needs a lot of attention due to all the wear and tear it experiences over the course of a year. In the summer months, patching any cracks can help prevent it from falling apart. Sealing the driveway in the fall when it’s not as hot out is a good way to ensure it’s protected against water seeping into it prior to heavy rains in the spring. During the winter months, you have a good opportunity to check the interior of your house and take care of regular maintenance needs such as grouting bathrooms and kitchens and patching drywall. In the spring, the warmer weather means it’s a good time to clean your gutters and inspect the exterior of the home for any damage to siding, windows or doors.
With so many details you need to keep an eye on throughout the year, having a seasonal home maintenance checklist can be a big help. Use the checklist below to keep your home in good condition year-round.
Author bio: Adam Rasmussen is Owner of Big Joe’s Sealcoating, a leader in residential and commercial pavement maintenance, line striping and asphalt sealcoating. Rasmussen has been in the Chicago home improvement industry for over 25 years and prides himself on his ability to provide top-notch service in every aspect
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