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As a homeowner, keeping up with home maintenance, on a regular basis, will make your jobeasierand will help with your homes value. If you cannot do it alone hiring someone to help maybe necessary. If your are in need of a professional, I have a service provider list I would be happy to share with you. Here's a basic indoor and outdoor home maintenance list:

Indoor Home Maintenance:

Heating, Ventilation, and Air Conditioning (HVAC) System: Change filters regularly, inspect for leaks, and schedule annual maintenance by a professional.

Plumbing: Check for leaks in faucets, toilets, and under sinks. Inspect for any signs of water damage.

Electrical System: Test smoke detectors and carbon monoxide detectors. Replace batteries as needed. Inspect electrical outlets and cords for any signs of wear or damage.

Appliances: Clean and maintain appliances regularly according to manufacturer's instructions. Check for leaks, unusual noises, or malfunctions.

Interior Paint and Walls: Touch up paint as needed. Check for cracks or signs of moisture damage on walls and ceilings.

Flooring: Vacuum carpets and rugs regularly. Clean and maintain hardwood, tile, or laminate flooring according to manufacturer's instructions.

Windows and Doors: Inspect for drafts, cracks, or leaks. Clean window glass and frames. Lubricate hinges and locks on doors and windows.

Smoke and Carbon Monoxide Alarms: Test alarms monthly and replace batteries annually. Replace alarms every 10 years.

Attic and Basement: Check for signs of leaks, pests, or mold. Insulate and ventilate as needed.

General Cleaning: Dust surfaces, clean bathrooms, kitchens, and other living areas regularly.

Outdoor Home Maintenance:

Roof: Inspect for missing or damaged shingles. Clean gutters and downspouts. Trim tree branches that are touching or near the roof.

Exterior Walls: Check for cracks, peeling paint, or signs of moisture damage. Power wash siding if needed.

Garden and Landscape: Trim bushes and trees. Weed flower beds and gardens. Fertilize and water plants as needed. Add a touch of color with large ceramic pots and flowers. Plant perennials.

Deck and Patio: Inspect for signs of rot, loose boards, or nails. Clean and seal surfaces as needed.

Driveway and Walkways: Repair cracks or potholes. Seal asphalt driveways. Power wash concrete surfaces.

Fencing: Inspect for loose or damaged boards. Repair or replace as needed. Apply a fresh coat of paint or sealant if necessary.

Outdoor Lighting: Replace bulbs as needed. Clean fixtures and check wiring for damage.

HVAC Units and Vents: Clean debris from outdoor HVAC units. Trim vegetation around units to ensure proper airflow.

Pools and Spas: Clean and maintain water chemistry regularly. Check and clean filters. Inspect pumps and heaters for any issues.

Garage: Organize and declutter. Check garage door for smooth operation. Lubricate hinges and tracks.

Remember, this list may vary depending on your specific home and location, but it provides a good starting point for maintaining both the indoor and outdoor areas of your home. Once you are done you can sit back and enjoy your home and summer!

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Renee Trojan

Renee Trojan is dedicated to providing quality professional real estate services that simplify and ease the buying and selling process. Her experience covers a wide range of real estate aspects, assis....

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