Once the property papers of your desired home are signed, and all other formalities are completed, you will feel a sense of relief, as paperwork is not only a hassle but nerve-wracking as well.
Finally, the never-ending process of purchasing your dream home has come to an end. That being said, there are plenty of things you as a homeowner will realize after moving into your new home. In all reality, all of these things require time and effort from the homeowner’s side.
Home maintenance includes a rather long list of tasks that can feel intimidating, to begin with, but don’t all new adventures feel the same? The good news is that most if not all homeowners tend to purchase home repair services plans, which comes handy if anything was to break down and was listed in the plan itself, but there are some things one can do to maintain regular home maintenance which will allow them to save money.
Moreover, these home maintenance tasks can be done on your own, even if you barely have any experience in them. We understand that doing random tasks may seem overwhelming, and further feel difficult to manage.
This is where we come in. We have shared a home maintenance checklist for all new homeowners, and have further split them into three main parts – monthly, bi-annual, and annual tasks. This checklist should make your responsibility as a homeowner much easier.
Monthly tasks are important when it comes to home maintenance, as these tasks will save you both money and time and in the long run.
Inspect the Fire Extinguisher
This task is very important yet easy to do. All you need to do is inspect the nozzle of the fire extinguisher so that there’s no dust accumulated in it. Also, make sure that there’s no wear and tear on its body, and if so, have it sent for repair immediately.
Make sure you inspect both your sink and tub drain so that there’s no clog or debris in it. You might want to put some frozen vinegar in your drain pipes to clean them thoroughly.
Clean Taps, Showerheads, and Faucets
It’s extremely important to maintain the cleanliness of your faucets and showerheads to avoid any form of rust formation.
Bi-Annual tasks are also important, as these tasks are not done on a regular basis, hence skipping them will only cause more damage in the future.
Dust Nooks and Corners of the House
It is understandable that most homeowners do dust their homes on a regular basis, but no one really dusts nooks and corners of the house every day. Bi-annual dusting means that you need to clean all your windows, furniture, and appliances.
If possible, use a cleaning detergent and wash area that isn’t carpeted. You might also want to wash your carpets and rugs to get rid of any dust.
Water Your Inverter Batteries
Most homes usually have inverters, and it’s very important to fill their batteries with water every couple of months. Do be mindful to only use distilled water to fill the inverter’s batteries. This won’t only increase the batteries’ efficiency, but their shelf life as well.
Last but not the least, annual tasks are only done once a year, and therefore are very important when it comes to maintaining your home.
Clean Your Roof
It’s important to inspect your roof once a year, in case anything is chipping, or if there’s any form of damage. This way you can get it repaired as soon as possible.
Clean the Drainage and Gutters
Since there’s a continuous change of seasons, it’s inevitable for your draining and gutters to get clogged. Cleaning them annually or even twice a year will make sure your drainage and gutters are well kept.
Chimney or Gas Pipe
Cleaning your kitchen chimney will ensure there’s nothing blocking the flow of smoke. Also, make sure to check your gas pipes for any form of leakage, or if there are any loose ends, as it’s extremely dangerous to have bent gas pipes.
You can of course have home repair companies manage the maintenance of your house if there’s any damage that is listed in the plan. However, our homes are ultimately our responsibilities, and even doing monthly, bi-annual, and annual tasks help you save money, what’s the harm in it?
We hope you will be mindful to do these tasks and trust us, you will have peace of mind as well.