3 Simple Home Maintenance Tasks That Will Save You Money Down the Road
by Dan Wolf
on Wednesday, July 15th, 2015 at 7:40am.
Maintenance comes along with home ownership; if you want to maintain the value of your home, there's simply no way around it. Specifically, if you want to save yourself money on expensive repairs and replacements down the road, there are a few simple home maintenance tasks you should make time for.
Regular Gutter Cleaning
Your home's roof is only as well maintained as your home's gutter system, which is responsible for carrying rain water and debris safely away from your home's roof and foundation.
To protect your roof and foundation from damage and premature repairs, then, you should be having your gutters cleaned at least once a year. You can do this yourself to save money or hire a professional. Either way, the small amount of money and/or time you'll spend on gutter cleaning will be more than worth it when you're able to prolong the life of your home's roof or foundation in the long run.
Your home's HVAC system would more than likely cost at least a few thousand dollars to replace, so the last thing you want is to have to replace your AC and furnace prematurely as a result of neglect on your part. Take the time to have your HVAC system inspected by a professional at least once a year. This way, you can have minor and preventative repairs done as needed and avoid major, expensive repairs down the road.
Also, do your part in caring for your HVAC system; change air filters as regularly and clean air conditioning coils as needed.
Finally, don't overlook your home's plumbing system. Just because you can't see those pipes at work every day doesn't mean you don't need to worry about maintaining them. Schedule an annual plumbing inspection to ensure that your system is in good shape. In most cases, such an inspection will also include having your water heater tank pumped, which can prolong its life and save you thousands on replacement down the road.
These home maintenance tasks don't take much time or money to complete, but they can make all the difference in the condition of your home in the long run and may thus make your home more appealing to prospective buyers. Ready to buy or sell? Be sure to contact us for the professional advice and service you deserve.