It’s That Time of the Year Again

Time to Protect Your Biggest Investment

As I was looking at the calendar, I noticed we’re already well into March and rapidly approaching spring. This got me to thinking about home maintenance and I realized…

It’s time to get out the Home Maintenance Plan.

Your home is a sizable investment and regular home maintenance will help extend the life of your home and that investment.

It’s easy for the busy activities of everyday life to consume us and allow home maintenance to get overlooked. This is why I prepared a Home Maintenance Plan and Check List. It’s available for free at our Solution Building website. Just follow the links, fill out the form, and get your own.

Home maintenance – Prevents breakdowns, saves money, and keeps your home in the best possible condition. This regularly scheduled review can expose conditions that might not otherwise be found. This reduces mental, physical, and financial stress and strain.

Seasons happen every year and are a natural part of life. Each of these seasons presents different weather conditions and temperatures which affect your home in varying ways.

We often use calendars to schedule our lives. Combining the seasons and our calendars with a Home Maintenance Checklist breaks a big responsibility into smaller more manageable tasks.

This includes plans for monthly, quarterly, annual, and seasonal maintenance including a seasonal check list.

MONTHLY MAINTENANCE – These tasks should be done every month. You might prefer to schedule one day to do them all or spread them out over the month doing one or two items periodically throughout.

Monthly Maintenance includes things like –

  • Cleaning garbage disposals
  • Cleaning range hood filters
  • Inspecting fire extinguishers
  • Cleaning washing machines

QUARTERLY MAINTENANCE – These quarterly tasks, like the monthly ones, can be scheduled for one day each quarter or disbursed throughout the quarter at monthly, weekly, or other intervals. The important thing is to schedule them and do them.

Quarterly Maintenance includes things like –

  • Changing HVAC filters
  • Testing smoke/carbon monoxide detectors
  • Testing GFCI receptacles
  • Checking water softener salt levels

ANNUAL MAINTENANCE (By Season) – Annual tasks are more seasonal than monthly or quarterly. There is still some flexibility that can be determined by your own preference or life schedule. Some of them are not specific to the season but have been placed as they have, to spread more evenly throughout the year.

Annual Spring Maintenance includes things like –

  • Service central air conditioner
  • Uncover or reinstall window air conditioners
  • Open or uncover foundation vents
  • Turning on and uncover outdoor water faucets
  • Cleaning out basement window wells
  • Cleaning out gutters
  • Check exterior drainage
  • Check exterior of house
  • Clean and check windows and screens

Even this small portion of the complete Home Maintenance list can seem overwhelming. But like any big project, if you break it down into individual tasks, spread them out, and schedule them, it’s doable like building a wall one brick at a time.

It’s a lot better to routinely do maintenance than wait until something falls apart. This is one way home maintenance can help you preserve and protect that big investment of your home. Get your free Home Maintenance Plan and Check List here.

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