Home Maintenance Mistakes to Avoid

It’s essential to be aware of common home maintenance mistakes and how to avoid them. Here are some common home maintenance mistakes to avoid.

Not Keeping Up with Repairs

One of the biggest home maintenance mistakes is not staying on top of repairs. Minor issues such as a water leak can quickly become a much bigger problem if not addressed promptly. Make sure you inspect your home regularly and address any issues that arise as soon as possible.

Neglecting Your Air Conditioner

Your air conditioner is one of the essential elements of your home and needs to be maintained regularly. Make sure you change the air filter at least once a month and have your air conditioner inspected by a professional once a year.

Ignoring Your Eavestroughs

Your eavestroughs are essential to your home’s drainage system. Neglecting them can lead to water pooling around your foundation or even entering your basement in the worst-case scenario. Make sure you clean your eavestroughs regularly and have them inspected at least once a year.

Not Checking for Pests

Pests can cause a lot of damage to your home if left unchecked. Make sure you inspect your home regularly for any signs of problems and contact a professional if you find any.

Not Cleaning Your Chimney

Your chimney is integral to your home’s heating system. Make sure you inspect your chimney regularly and have it cleaned at least once a year.

Not Testing Your Smoke Alarms

Smoke alarms are essential to keeping your home safe. Make sure you test your smoke alarms regularly and replace the batteries every six months.

Not Cleaning Your Dryer Vents

Dryer vents can become clogged with lint and other debris, which can be a fire hazard. Make sure you clean your dryer vents regularly to ensure your home is safe from potential fires.

By following these tips, you can ensure that your home is well-maintained and that you avoid any potential issues. Home maintenance is essential to ensure that your home is safe and functioning correctly.

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I was introduced to the Kingston area as a university student in the 1990s, and was drawn back to the area with my family in 2016 after living in Vancouver and Toronto. I have gotten to know and love the city of Kingston and surrounding areas including Lennox & Addington and Frontenac Counties.
Previously an entrepreneur and software consultant and trainer, I use the interpersonal, communication, research and tech skills I gained in these careers to help you sell and find the right home. Working with honesty, integrity, and a passion for helping others, I put your home buying and selling needs first and foremost.
When not helping clients, I enjoy time outdoors and volunteering for community organizations on Amherst Island, where I live with my husband, two children and our whoodle.