Make Home Maintenance a Part of Your Routine
Homeownership is an important investment that can create both a sense of pride and a place in the world that is all your own. While the investment in purchasing or building your own home is sizeable, letting your home fall into disrepair can be even more costly. However, home maintenance doesn’t have to be a daunting task.
By following a few simple steps and making maintenance a regular activity, you’ll not only preserve the quality of your home, but you’ll likely save money over the long term.
Whether you’ve just moved in or have lived in your home for decades, it’s important to establish a regular routine to maintain your home. Some tasks should be checked off the list regularly, while others are more seasonal. Start a list or put reminders on your calendar for these important to-dos:
• Regularly test fire extinguishers, smoke alarms and carbon monoxide detectors.
• Check electrical outlets to ensure proper function.
• Don’t underestimate regular cleaning to keep your home in top shape.
If you’re building a new home or remodeling, consider products designed to maintain your investments. For example, KraftMaid’s CoreGuard sink base, an engineered polymer cabinet interior, is designed to protect from leaks and spills that commonly occur under the sink. Available through local dealers, CoreGuard offers a simple solution to protect cabinetry for the long term.
While you may experience the benefits of interior maintenance more regularly, outdoor maintenance is just as important in taking care of your home. Tasks like making sure gutters are clear and siding is clean and damage-free help ensure that the exterior of your home stays beautiful. Additionally, an investment in the exterior of your house can enhance the curb appeal and make it a joy to come home to every day.
This article is courtesy of Brandpoint.