With all of the obligations and commitments in most of our lives, it's not surprising that home owners often forget that our homes need regular preventative maintenance to keep them safe and in the peak of condition.
Truth be told, we're often so absorbed in staying of the current day's activities that we're lucky if we remember to pull the dog hair out of furnace filters more than once a year. Still, the maintenance needs to be done and help is available in the form of online sources that not only remind you when inspections and maintenance are due, but also provide details on how to do them.
I've taken a look at several of these plans and found that http://www.homefree.com/ provides the best overall value. A 2-year subscription gets you monthly maintenance emails, access to a huge maintenance database and a home inventory system for storing photos, serial numbers and warranty information for all your home's contents. Content inventories make it easier to file and substantiate insurance claims and online systems provides you the security of knowing that this valuable information has been stored off-site.
The Homefree program is one that I'm starting to provide as closing gifts to my buyers and you may want to visit them if only to watch their very clever demo.