For some people, home maintenance is a passion, and for others, it is nothing but a chore. Either way, keeping your home in excellent condition is a must-do rather than a should-do, since a home is likely the single most valuable asset a person will own.
Financially, a well-maintained home retains its value far more than one that is run down, which can lead to lower insurance premiums, as well. More important than any of that, a properly maintained house is comfortable and safe for its occupants — that is to say, you and your family—making it the perfect home.
The challenge of home maintenance is the number of details that require attention throughout the year. The handy infographic below, Seasonal Home Maintenance Checklist, simplifies matters considerably. The infographic brings attention to 32 of the most important home maintenance bases to cover, all arranged by season for easy organization.
Follow these guidelines, and you will have far fewer unpleasant surprises ruining your weekend or wrecking your bank account, like having your heater die in the dead of winter, or finding a broken BBQ grill when the ice thaws.
An ounce of prevention is worth a pound of cure, as the saying goes, making timing mean everything with many home maintenance tasks. That is why you will find this information especially helpful as each new season approaches.
If you live in an area where the weather changes dramatically over the seasons, timing is all the more important: Even diligent homeowners can be taken by surprise by an early freeze or a spring blizzard.
For all the details on how to prepare your home for whatever the next season may bring, please continue reading.