Home maintenance is a never-ending task. Between the constant slow drip of work that needs to be done and rooms that need to be refreshed, it can be hard to keep track of certain chores, especially those that are less frequently done or are out of sight.
Basements are a very typical unfinished project because the area is located away from the main part of the house and is often plagued with difficult-to-solve problems, such as persistent damp conditions or even flooding. Make sure to keep on top of your basement repairs if you don’t want this area to become a hole full of mold and junk.
Painting, particularly exterior painting, is a job that doesn’t need to be done very often and tends to degrade slowly, which makes it another routinely overlooked task. Your home’s exterior paint isn’t something that you spend a lot of time examining closely. It fades into the visual background until suddenly you realize it has been way too long, and the paint is starting to chip off in places or getting that scaled look. Try to look at your home with fresh eyes every once in a while and see if it needs a fresh coat or not.
Unlike paint, when something goes wrong with your heating, ventilation and air-conditioning system, it often goes catastrophically wrong very quickly. That said, the noticeable disaster probably occurred because an easily ignored or unnoticed maintenance task was neglected. Remember to change your filters and get a specialist in for basic upkeep every spring.
Of course, this isn’t all the maintenance you need to do to keep your home looking its best. Staying current with commonly overlooked tasks can make a huge difference to the health and appearance of your home and the safety and comfort of your family.