14 Jan

Five ways to keep your home maintained throughout the year


Posted by: Janelle Bentz

It is a New Year and it’s that time again to inspect your home to ensure everything is in good condition and working order! To help you, we compiled a list of five simple ways to keep your home maintained throughout 2021.

Seal up any cracks.

The colder months are the perfect time to winterize your home. Be sure your house is properly insulted and check for any cracks in your windows, walls and doorways. You can use a sealing product to repair any drafts. This will help you save money on your heating bill.

Check your roof.

It is important to ensure that your roof is in good condition. Inspect it occasionally for any damage, leaks, loose or missing shingles and water damage. This can save you from a hefty repair bill down the line.

 Spruce up the exterior.

The summer months are a great time to groom the outside of your home. Take the time to touch up the exterior paint and pressure wash your deck and patio. Make sure to check for any damage to your home’s exterior that could worsen in the winter months.

 Prevent damage from insects.

Particularly in the summer months, insects can damage your home. To prevent this damage, be sure to secure and seal the outside of your home to minimize the risk of any pests entering. Consider hiring a licenced exterminator if necessary, especially if you live in a highly active area.

Check your A/C unit.

Air conditioning units should be inspected and serviced annually to make sure that they are running properly and at optimal efficiency. Ensuring that your A/C unit is running efficiently will save you money over time!

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