Your home is an investment worth looking after. Home maintenance can seem overwhelming, and that’s why we created a list that breaks up the tasks into how often each should be performed. What parts of the home should be maintained every month, quarter, season, and year? Follow this checklist to feel confident that you’re doing what you can to take care of your family and home.
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That's a simple answer... to keep your home in the best condition possible.
A detailed check-up is similar to going to the doctor's office for a medical check-up. You want to know what's okay and what's not. And you want to take action to fix things that need to be fixed before they get out of hand.
Early detection of problems aids in the preservation of your home. Furthermore, performing preventive maintenance can extend the life of the equipment and materials, which is generally less expensive than replacing these components.
We have outlined all aspects of your home and the optimal times that it should be inspected. Whether you should perform the tasks monthly, quarterly, seasonally, or annually, we lay it all out for you.
Additionally, if you are looking for a printable home maintenance checklist so you are able to track and appropriately maintain your home, we also have a home maintenance checklist that you can follow.
Some home maintenance should be done once a month. Missing a month here and it is normal, however, you could be missing important signs that could result in more damage as time goes on and even injury to a family member or visitor.
Depending on the age of your home, furnishings, or appliances, these items may need to be looked after more frequently.
Some home maintenance items are better suited to be looked after in the Spring after the last snow has fallen and warmer temperatures allow for better visibility and access.
Before temperatures drop and freezing sets in, these items should be checked off your home maintenance list.
Outside of items that are best to be completed in either the Spring or Fall, other annual tasks can be done when it’s more convenient or feasible for you.
As you go through your home maintenance checklist every month, quarter, season, or year, you will eventually need a repair or two that’s more complex than a quick run to the hardware store. You may even notice that quick repairs won’t be enough and a remodel is necessary for bigger repairs. Call Patrick A. Finn to get your home back into shape.
Take advantage of having a talented team on your side and think about other parts of your home that could use updates. Is your layout causing frustration? Has your family grown out of the space and been forced to make it work? Patrick A. Finn is a Chicago area design-build firm with a reputation for centering client needs above all else, delivering a seamless experience that leaves clients with a space that well exceeds expectations.