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5 Home Maintenance Tasks You Shouldn't Neglect

As a homeowner, there are numerous tasks that need to be done to ensure the safety and longevity of your home. From cleaning gutters to replacing filters, there are various maintenance tasks that may be easy to forget but are crucial for the health of your home. Here are 5 home maintenance tasks you shouldn't neglect:

  1. Check your smoke detectors: Smoke detectors are essential for early detection of fires and can save lives. Ensure that you have smoke detectors in every room and on every floor of your home. Replace the batteries annually and test the alarms regularly to ensure they are functioning properly.

  2. Clean gutters and downspouts: Gutters and downspouts can become clogged with leaves, dirt, and other debris, causing water to overflow and potentially damage your home. Clean gutters and downspouts twice a year, or more often if you live in an area with heavy rainfall.

  3. Change air filters: Air filters help keep the air in your home clean and healthy. Replace air filters every 3 months or as recommended by the manufacturer. This can help improve air quality and prolong the lifespan of your HVAC system.

  4. Inspect your roof: Your roof is your home's first line of defense against the elements. Inspect your roof twice a year, or more often if you experience severe weather, for signs of damage such as cracks, missing or damaged shingles, or sagging.

  5. Seal windows and doors: Drafty windows and doors can cause your energy bills to skyrocket. Seal gaps and cracks around windows and doors to prevent heat loss in the winter and keep your home cool in the summer.

By taking care of these 5 home maintenance tasks, you can help ensure the safety, efficiency, and longevity of your home. Remember, regular maintenance can prevent costly repairs down the road and keep your home in top condition for years to come


Comments (4)

faye schubert
Retired - Branson, MO
Living the Branson Lake Life

All important tips that don't take a lot of effort to do.

Apr 13, 2023 06:30 AM
Bill Salvatore - East Valley
Arizona Elite Properties - Chandler, AZ
Realtor - 602-999-0952 / em:


Welcome to the Rain. Enjoyed your blog page, and I added you as a

friend. I would love the follow back. Bill

Apr 13, 2023 06:33 AM
Lise Howe
Keller Williams Capital Properties - Washington, DC
Assoc. Broker in DC, MD, VA and attorney in DC

Hello Bruce. These maintenance tips are very useful and will definitely use them. Especially changing the air filters are very important, and usually forgotten. Thank you for sharing and have a wonderful Thursday!

Apr 13, 2023 07:24 AM
Doug Dawes
Keller Williams Evolution - 447 Boston Street Topsfield, MA - Georgetown, MA
Your Personal Realtor®

Good Morning Bruce Parker 

These are all good home maintenance tips for homeowners. Thank you for sharing. I'll be spending today in my yard cleaning up branches that fell from the winter winds

Apr 13, 2023 07:45 AM