Home Maintenance Requires Attention to Details

This is the year when you vow to work on getting your home in shape. This is the decade when you have made a promise to yourself and your spouse that you will work your way down the list of projects to be completed at the house. And while there are some plumbing and electrical tasks that you will hire out to professionals, there are other items that you can take care of yourself. From finally painting the quarter rounds that line the new flooring that has been professionally installed in the laundry room and two bathrooms to refinishing the fronts of three of the cupboards in the kitchen, you have a long list of items that you have the skills to tackle, but have not had the motivation in the past. This is the year that changes. With at least three items that you are going to take care of every weekend, you know that the list will not disappear over night, but these winter months are the perfect time to focus on some of the inside work that needs to be done around the house.

What Are Your honey Do Tasks That You Need to Tackle?

From hiring a plumbing expert to install a tankless water heater to being more diligent about the drain cleaning tasks in the basement, there are many times when at least getting the advice of a plumbing specialist is in your best interest. Separating the items that you need to pay to get done from the things that you can take care of yourself is one of the best ways to make sure that you are making progress in not only maintaining your home, but adding to its value as well. And while many of us thing about our own bodies and the goals that we have for looking our best when the new year arrives, there are also plenty of ways you can focus your energy on your home and making sure that it is also GETTING IN SHAPE:

  • Gallons of water are wasted every week in home across America because of leaks. In fact, some of the latest research from the Environmental Protection Agency, leaks waste up to 180 gallons of water per week in the average household. Plumbing professionals can help you address these problems.
  • Every home needs repairs and maintenance. And while some of the monthly tasks of changing a furnace filter are easy, the interior trim painting in a home will take more time.
  • Taking the time to clean out the glass globes on hanging light fixtures can help you keep your home looking its very best.
  • Tankless water heater upgrades are a popular option for many home owners who are trying to find a more energy efficient way to run their home.
  • If an undetected leak continues for a year, it could cost a home owner as much as $164.50 in those 12 months. If many leaks go undetected the loss is multiplied.
  • No one wants to spend their weekends on home projects, but if you focus on these projects one Saturday a month you can likely keep your home looking its best.
  • Garage storage and garage cleanliness is an important step in making sure that your time working on home maintenance projects are as productive and efficient as possible.

  • Instead of tackling plumbing and electrical work in your own, it is in your best interest to hire local plumbers and electricians to make sure that every task is done tiro the first time.
  • New carpet and other flooring options are often easier to maintain and keep clean, so it might be in your best interest to make those upgrades.

  • Shower and bathtub tile grout often need cleaning or replacing.
  • Having a yearly schedule that includes maintenance issues around your home can make the task of caring for your property more manageable.
  • A single weekend a month focusing on the needs of maintaining your home can help you stay on top of the list of things that you want to get done.
  • Pets and small children can cause damage to a house, so there are some times when home owners will need to do a little more work.
  • Every day is a chance to make your home better!

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