It is our nature to take good care of what we consider valuable. However, we frequently ignore basic maintenance activities on our houses. You may not think about the money you'll need for home repairs and upkeep when you purchase a house. Home maintenance jobs may be stressful and costly. But remaining caught up on them may avoid expensive repairs and greater issues in the future.
You should spend between one and three percent of your home's purchase price each year for the standard homeowner upkeep. To be safe, put aside 3% of your annual income for renovations if possible. Keeping up with the chores around the home regularly might help you avoid expensive repairs and save money in the long term. You'll have to deal with certain repairs as a homeowner, but regular upkeep is a worthwhile investment.
You may save money by maintaining your home. A roof leak, for example, may quickly get out of control if left ignored. A modest roof or gutter problem is a very straightforward remedy, but you'll deal with mold development and water damage after enough time. These monthly home maintenance activities will save money and time on the road.
Clean gutters and check the roof.
HVAC system inspection.
Test lawn irrigation system.
Garden or grass grooming.
Test your sump pump.
Inspect the foundation and crawlspace.
Check the kitchen vent/range hood filter and Test smoke and carbon monoxide detectors.
Trip your GFCI outlets.
Yearly Maintenance (By Season)
Keep an eye out for any signs of damage to your home and any issues with the inside of your home. You may use this home maintenance checklist to help you plan out your seasonal upgrades, repairs, and cleaning tasks. To keep your home in optimum condition, run over the list once a month and at the beginning of each season.
Make sure your outdoor drainage is working correctly; clean up the gutters;